News for Saturday, August 1, 2009

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Qualifying for elections starts in Aug. Candidates can throw hat in ring at the end of the month

COVINGTON - Those mulling over a run for public office have a month to make up their minds: Qualifying for the Nov. 3 Municipal Election takes place Aug. 31-Sept. 4.

Covington teen was born to cook

COVINGTON - Trenton Jenkins, a 13-year-old from Covington, spent a lot of quality time with his family in the kitchen this summer.

Getting acquainted

911 Center seeks renewal from law panel

COVINGTON - The Covington-Newton County 911 Center is seeking reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc.

Newton Phone Poll - 08/01/09

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Man charged with cruelty to children

COVINGTON - The Newton County Sheriff's Office arrested a man involved in a fight with his wife, but who allegedly took it out on his children by not allowing them to eat all day, according to an NCSO incident report.

Stolen phones found

COVINGTON - The Newton County Sheriff's Office responded to a complaint of a theft at Factory Shoals Park and was able to track the alleged thief with some high-tech assistance, according to an incident report completed by Deputy Matt Roberts.

Government Meetings - 08/01/09

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

First-round draft pick Jerry ready to go for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - As the Atlanta Falcons filed into their dorm rooms Friday, Peria Jerry hardly stood out.

Seminoles key in summer diamond success

CONYERS - After a difficult spring season, it continues to be a great summer for the Salem baseball program.

Kotchman traded for LaRoche

ATLANTA - The Boston Red Sox traded recently acquired Adam LaRoche to the Atlanta Braves for Casey Kotchman in a swap of first basemen on Friday.

Braves shut out by Los Angeles 5-0

ATLANTA - Jason Schmidt gave up one hit in his longest start in more than two years, Andre Ethier hit a homer and drove in four runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Friday night.