News for Thursday, April 16, 2009

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Board OKs more NHS renovations

COVINGTON - The oldest high school in Newton County will get another face-lift this summer.

Community leader dies at age 90

COVINGTON - Otis Spillers, a man regarded by his friends, family and colleagues as a pillar of the community, died Tuesday at the age of 90.

Porterdale's gym funds cut from state budget

PORTERDALE - A $200,000 allocation by the Georgia General Assembly for restoration of Porterdale's historic gym has vanished, another victim of the struggling economy.

Snapping Shoals EMC celebrates Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, Snapping Shoals EMC is raising awareness about the importance of nourishing a clean, sustainable environment by providing area elementary schools with trees for planting. Snapping Shoals EMC received its trees from Green Power EMC, a partnership of electric membership corporations in Georgia formed to facilitate the procurement of renewable energy sources for its members.

FDIC to withhold banks' property taxes County won't be paid until failed depositories' real estate sells

COVINGTON - Newton County recently received notice from the federal government that taxes owed on properties owned by failed banks will not be paid until the properties are sold.

Prep roundup: Lady Tigers lock up state tennis berth

The Alcovy girls secured a trip to the Class AAAA state tennis playoffs by beating Forest Park 5-0 in the first round of the Region 4-AAAA tournament at the tennis center at The Beach at Clayton County International Park in Jonesboro.

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Rams beaten handily Union Grove gets 17 hits, prevails over Newton 12-4

COVINGTON - The Rams were unable to get anything going against Union Grove as they were outhit by almost a 3-1 margin in their 12-4 loss on Wednesday at Riverside Park.

Boo looking for three in a row

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Boo Weekley's having too much fun at Harbour Town to worry about chasing history.

Champs hold off Rockdale Base-running miscues hurt in loss to Loganville

In a pitcher's duel, a lot of times its the little things that make a difference. Unfortunately for Rockdale on Wednesday, all the little things went the opponent's way.

A taxing day

Marlins hand Braves 10-4 loss

ATLANTA - Dan Uggla drove in three runs for the second straight game and the Florida Marlins continued their strong start, beating the Atlanta Braves 10-4 on Wednesday night.