News for Tuesday, August 18, 2009

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Ex-mayor dies at 78 First female city leader served for 20-plus years

COVINGTON - Former Covington mayor and councilwoman Allene Capes Burton died Friday at the age of 78.

County building robbed Tools, truck missing at Public Works

COVINGTON - The Newton County Public Works maintenance building on Piper Road was burglarized and a 2007 Ford F-350 pickup stolen sometime during the night of Aug. 13 or the early morning hours of Aug. 14, according to a NCSO incident report.

School board approves new technologies

COVINGTON - After concern over not having a backup server, the Newton County Board of Education approved last week a contract for the purchase of new servers for the Newton County School System.

Adult softball team allegedly went after umpire

COVINGTON - Things turned nasty when members of a losing adult softball team turned on the umpire at a one-pitch fundraiser tournament Friday night at the Stone Road Softball Field, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Government Meetings - 08/18/09

Tuesdays

Braves down D-backs Hanson gets another win as Atlanta beats Arizona 9-4

ATLANTA - Tommy Hanson isn't worried about how many innings he pitches as long as he can keep helping the Braves win.

Newton wins Silver Division at tournament

COVINGTON - Newton's softball did something they hadn't done in the past four years, come home with hardware after winning the Silver Division in the two-day Spalding Diamond Classic.

Lady Patriots loaded again for run at title Heritage volleyball returns 10 players off last year's championship squad

CONYERS - Heritage volleyball coach David Buddenbaum finds himself in a unique situation these days.

Tourney for troops

Staff Photos: Erin Evans

Madison Co. deals loss to Heritage Lady Pats lose in extra innings

Too much Madison County small ball turned into a big loss for Heritage.

Community Calendar - 08/18/09

Aug. 17

Tiger-killer took up golf at age of 19

JEJU, South Korea - Baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball - Y.E. Yang played them all as a child.