News for Saturday, August 15, 2009


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New program to replace D.A.R.E.

COVINGTON - The Newton County Sheriff's Office is initiating a new program called C.H.A.M.P.S. (Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety) to replace D.A.R.E.

Officials begin flu education

CONYERS - Local and state health officials announced the start of an education campaign Thursday to prepare the public for the traditional flu season and H1N1 pandemic flu strain.

Schools see increase in enrollment Boost not as big as predicted

COVINGTON - Already the Newton County School System is seeing an increase in enrollment since the end of last school year, although it is not yet as high as predicted.

Newton Phone Poll - 08/15/09

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Community Calendar - 08/15/09

Aug. 15

Howard homer carries Phillies past Braves

ATLANTA - Ryan Howard led off the ninth inning with a homer and the Philadelphia Phillies won their fourth straight game, beating the Atlanta Braves 3-2 Friday night in the opener of an important NL East series.

Government Meetings - 08/15/09


Heritage splits two tourney games

It was a tale of two games for the Heritage softball team on opening day at the South Gwinnett Diamond Classic.

Lady Bulldogs set lofty goals Rockdale volleyball returns 10 players, with six starters

CONYERS - With 10 players returning from last season, Rockdale volleyball coach Stephen Sansing believes his squad will be in the hunt for the Area 8-AAAA championship this fall.

Lady Rams start season with a loss

COVINGTON - Newton started its volleyball season with a loss to Stockbridge, but head coach Shandelyn Carter likes what she saw despite the 25-18, 25-9 score.