News for Wednesday, August 26, 2009


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Officials prepare for flu season

COVINGTON - Staff members in the Newton County School System are promoting good health and hygiene habits this school year in light of flu concerns.

Health departments get flu vaccines

COVINGTON - The Newton and Rockdale county health departments received the first shipments of seasonal flu vaccine Tuesday.

In perfect harmony

Staff Photo: Erin Evans

EPD set to issue permits for power plant Snapping Shoals EMC investing in facility

CONYERS - Developers working to build an 850-megawatt, coal-fired power plant that could eventfully supply electricity to Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corp. received draft permits from state environmental officials Tuesday.

GOP rally introduces candidates

COVINGTON - The Newton County Republican Party held a rally and fundraiser Monday night at Turner Lake Complex that included speeches by candidates running for governor, secretary of state, insurance commissioner, labor commissioner and agriculture commissioner in the 2010 general election.

Vick set to make debut Thursday

PHILADELPHIA - Michael Vick has looked sharp zipping uncontested passes to open receivers and racing past defenders who aren't allowed to touch him in practice.

Lady Eagles top Rams in volleyball Shiloh sweeps match

COVINGTON - Newton's volleyball team celebrated a little too early after winning the second game against Eastside as the Lady Eagles won the third game to win the match 25-21, 19-25, 25-13 on Tuesday.

Darrell Huckaby - 08/26/09

Guess what, y'all.


Now is the time for all good capitalists to shop at Whole Foods.

Salem falls in first subregion game Lady Seminoles drop 5-0 decision to Loganville

CONYERS - The Salem softball team needed to make just a few more plays - offensively and defensively - in its Region 8-AAAA South opener against perennial power Loganville on Tuesday.

Falcons try to fill out starting jobs

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Mike Smith is still waiting for two starters to win jobs on the left side of the Atlanta Falcons' defense.

Community Calendar - 08/26/09

Aug. 26

Dameron Letter - 08/26/09

I have had the privilege to host and observe the cast and crew of "The Vampire Diaries" (in Covington) for the past week. They have been the most polite and courteous people I have ever worked with. I realize that the influx of people and traffic creates some temporary difficulties. All of my neighbors were very accommodating during the filming, and I thank them for understanding.

Whitworth Letter - 08/26/09

The following was addressed to U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson:

Opening win Rockdale christens new field with victory over Monroe Area

CONYERS - Not a bad way to start a new era of Rockdale softball and get the region schedule off on the right foot.

Williamson Letter - 08/26/09

What do the IRS and the Rockdale Board of Commissioners have in common?

Rockdale volleyball sweeps Loganville

Rockdale swept two games from Area 8-AAAA rival Loganville, 25-6, 25-19. The Bulldogs got contributions from just about everyone in the opener, jumping out to a 19-4 lead thanks to three kills from Lauren Aikens, two from Kelsey Girardot and four service aces by Taylor Burdette. Loganville got its only offensive point of the game on a kill, then a Brianna Dennis error to cut the lead to 19-6, but Rockdale scored the final six points, including two aces from Katie Bryant and two kills by Dennis.