News for Thursday, April 30, 2009

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Social Circle appoints new council member

SOCIAL CIRCLE - David Keener, 55, a retired BellSouth manager, was appointed at the April 21 City Council meeting to fill the unexpired council term of the late David Terry.

Students, organizations plant gardens

COVINGTON - Students and members from local organizations who kicked off a garden project in January took it to the next level over the weekend.

Trying to wake a princess

Princess Aurora, also known as "Sleeping Beauty," will make an appearance at Porter Memorial Hall, adjacent to Newton High School, Friday and Sunday. Dancers with the Covington Regional Ballet will bring the favorite fairy tale to life. Shown here during dress rehearsal is Prince Desiré, portrayed by freelance dancer Peter Swan, as he is attacked by two gremlins portrayed by Sarah Lanners (on his back) and Anna Wagner. The gremlins are trying to prevent him reaching Princess Aurora for the kiss that will awaken her. Tickets are $18 for adults; $15 for senior citizens; and $10 for students and children. Friday's performance is at 7 p.m. and Sunday's matinee is at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.newtoncountyarts.org or by calling 770-786-8188.

Two teens arrested in Alcovy explosion

COVINGTON - Two Alcovy High School students have been arrested and charged in connection with the explosion caused by a chemical reaction in the commons area of the school Tuesday morning.

Center celebrates Older Americans Month

COVINGTON - In celebration of Older Americans Month, Newton County Senior Services is hosting a variety of activities for local senior citizens and the community at large throughout the month of May at Turner Lake Complex.

Four-run fifth inning lifts Cardinals past Braves

ATLANTA - Adam Wainwright overcame five walks and drove in a run during a four-run fifth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the weak-hitting Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Wednesday night.

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Rams one win away from playoffs

STONE MOUNTAIN - Newton fought back after giving up six runs in the first inning against Stephenson to beat the Jaguars 12-10 in eight innings Tuesday.

Heritage girls in 2nd after first day of region meet

LOGANVILLE - Heritage ended the first day of the Region 8-AAAA girl's track and field championship in second place, while several local runners put up impressive scores in the preliminaries at Loganville High School's Red Devil Stadium.

Pats pull off tennis 3-peat Heritage boys cruise into Elite 8

CONYERS - The Heritage boys tennis team pulled off a three-peat Wednesday.