News for Thursday, April 9, 2009

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Newton to benefit from ARC program

COVINGTON - Newton County is one of nine communities selected by the Atlanta Regional Commission to benefit from its Community Choices program.

Black Easter: Service to mark 39th anniversary

COVINGTON - The 39th anniversary of the Black Easter March will be celebrated with a 3 p.m. Easter Sunday service on the Square in downtown Covington.

Software to save county money

COVINGTON - The Newton County Planning and Development Department is changing software vendors and saving the county money in the process.

South Salem conserves paper, funds with green initiative

COVINGTON - South Salem Elementary School isn't letting the fact that it is only in its first year of operation hold them back from being a trailblazing organization.

Finger lickin' good

Staff Photos: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Braves' bullpen implodes 8-run seventh gives Phillies 12-11 win

PHILADELPHIA - Four Phillies walked with the bases loaded during an eight-run seventh inning and Philadelphia rallied for a 12-11 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.

Government Meetings - 04/09/09

Thursdays

Making an entrance Pollard shuts down Alcovy in first start of the season

COVINGTON - A Shaun Carter home run in the bottom of the third inning helped spark Alcovy to a 10-run inning in its 15-5 win over North Clayton on Wednesday.

Community Calendar - 04/09/09

April 9

Luck smiles on Eastside Eagles avoid loss with Murray County error in seventh

It was just a lazy pop up that looked destined to drop Eastside to 1-5 in Region 8-AAA. But Wednesday was a strange night in Covington.

Augusta starts to show its teeth Criticism mounts over a Masters many deem too tough

AUGUSTA - The azaleas are brighter than ever. As usual, not a blade of grass is out of place. Anticipation is higher than it has been in years at the Masters, with Tiger Woods a winner again after knee surgery and Padraig Harrington going for a third straight major.