News for Thursday, April 2, 2009

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Man, 23, arrested in apartment shooting

COVINGTON - A suspect has been arrested in connection with the Sunday evening shooting of a resident at the Summerset apartment complex off Salem Road.

Students charged after driver smells pot on bus

COVINGTON - Two students face charges after the driver of a Newton County school bus reported smelling the odor of burning marijuana on the bus ride home Monday afternoon.

Teen, 17, charged as adult Conyers resident arrested in shooting death of friend

CONYERS - The juvenile accused of accidentally shooting and killing a Newton High School student while riding home in a vehicle with a group of teenagers has been charged as an adult and will have his case heard in Rockdale County Superior Court.

City forms committee to enforce codes

PORTERDALE - A newly established internal code enforcement committee will help city officials address code violations, City Manager Tom Fox told the City Council on Thursday night.

9 selected for honors program NCSS students picked by state for Governor's Honors

COVINGTON - The Georgia Department of Education announced last week that it invited nine students from the Newton County School System to participate in this year's 46th annual Governor's Honors Program.

Hitting the skids Law enforcement academy recruits hone driving skills

LITHONIA - The first class of the Law Enforcement Academy at DeKalb Technical College is hitting the road this week.

Eagles send Blue Devils home scoreless Eastside soccer teams shut out Elbert County

COVINGTON - Both Eastside soccer teams have done all they can to get home-field advantage in the closing of Area 8-AAA play, beating Elbert County on Tuesday.

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Tigers fall short of playoffs

COVINGTON - The Alcovy Tigers desperately needed a win against Forest Park, and some help with selective losses, in order to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Cox pleased with Glavine's work in 9-3 win

LAKELAND, Fla. - Tom Glavine passed his final spring test Wednesday.

Wildcats make an expensive splash with Calipari

LEXINGTON, Ky. - John Calipari thought he'd pop up on Kentucky's radar two years ago when the Wildcats were looking for Tubby Smith's replacement and Calipari was coming off a 33-win season at Memphis.