News for Thursday, April 23, 2009

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CPD makes arrest in attempted robbery

COVINGTON - The Covington Police have made an arrest in the attempted armed robbery of a Papa John's Pizza delivery man on April 8.

Board OKs uniforms for Sharp Learning Center

COVINGTON - Students attending Sharp Learning Center will wear uniforms beginning next school year.

City to fund sewer near school site

COVINGTON - The City Council agreed Monday night to help fund a pump station and force main to provide sewer for property north of Covington Municipal Airport.

Railroad purchase considered

COVINGTON - Newton County and city of Covington officials are considering purchasing a portion of the Norfolk Southern railroad.

Alcovy girls fall in first round of state soccer playoffs

EVANS - The Lady Tigers soccer team was unable to do what 10 other teams before them could not accomplish: score on Lakeside, Evans.

Community Calendar - 04/23/09

April 23

Eastside boys golf wins region title

RUTLEDGE - The air felt cool and the greens felt fast Wednesday morning at the Hard Labor Creek golf course. But mostly for the Eastside boys golf team, it felt like a championship.

The beauty of nature

Brittany Camp, a park ranger at Davidson Arabia Nature Preserve, displays the spiderwort, and in the foreground the toadflax, which grows at nearby Arabia Mountain and Panola Mountain.

Next stop: Round 2 Heritage tennis squads roll in state tourney openers

CONYERS - The Heritage tennis teams are headed to the second round of the Class AAAA state tournament.

Surprising results at region track Conyers area teams have disappointing day

With gusty winds marring an otherwise perfect spring day, the Region 8-AAAA track and field championship produced some surprising results for the Conyers area high school teams. After the completion of the field events at the Monroe Area Stadium on Wednesday evening, Heritage sits in sixth place in the 11-team region while Rockdale County is in seventh and Salem tied for ninth.

Government Meetings - 04/23/09

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