News for Saturday, August 29, 2009


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Social Circle gets $1.6M federal grant

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Social Circle has received more than $1.5 million in federal stimulus money to help fund the construction of water and sewer lines to the new General Mills distribution center.

Covington officer cleared in shooting

COVINGTON - Reviews have been completed of an officer-involved shooting involving Covington Police Officer Grant Satterfield, and it has been determined he acted appropriately, according to CPD spokesman Detective D.J. Seals.

An armful of love

Staff Photo: Erin Evans

Strickland gets nod for court seat

COVINGTON - State Sen. John Douglas, R-Social Circle, announced Friday his nomination of Municipal Court Judge and attorney C. David Strickland for the fifth Superior Court judgeship in the Alcovy Circuit.

Parent upset over school banning shirt brand

COVINGTON - A parent of an Indian Creek Middle School student hopes to help make a change in the dress code for the entire school system this year.

Newton Phone Poll - 08/29/09

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Home sales up, but values down

COVINGTON - Sales activity in the Newton and Rockdale county real estate markets is showing slight improvement, but home values are averaging more than 25 percent less than a year ago.

Eastside shuts out Harris Co.

HAMILTON - Eastside got its season off on the right foot, shutting out Harris County, 15-0.

Bulldogs blast Madison in season opener Rockdale defense registers eight sacks in 28-6 victory

DANIELSVILLE - Rockdale kicked off its 2009 season with a nearly flawless display of physical football Friday night at Red Devil Stadium.

Government Meetings - 08/29/09


Alcovy stops rival Newton 17-8

COVINGTON - Alcovy came out ready to play by establishing the running game early in the contest in their 17-8 win over county-rival Newton at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.

'For coach Blount': Salem gets big win in memory of former coach

This one was for a fallen former coach.

Howard's homers lead Phils to rainy win over Braves

PHILADELPHIA - Ryan Howard homered twice during a perfect night at the plate, Jamie Moyer pitched effectively in relief of Pedro Martinez, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 in the rain Friday.

Community Calendar - 08/29/09

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