News for Thursday, February 12, 2009

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Newton arts programs to suffer cuts Group facing shortfall; sales, donations down

COVINGTON - Declining donations and ticket sales will mean significant cuts to programming sponsored by the Arts Association in Newton County.

School system to announce job cuts Affected staff members to be informed Friday

COVINGTON - Officials with the Newton County School System plan to inform staff this week of personnel cuts for the 2009-10 school year.

Clean Air welcomes Newton employers

COVINGTON - The Clean Air Campaign helped a record number of employers cope with the struggling economy, ongoing traffic congestion and the desire to be "green" in 2008.

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Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Historical Society hosts GPC instructor

COVINGTON - The Newton County Historical Society will meet on Feb. 19 in the community room at the Newton County Library. There will be a brief membership meeting at 6:45 p.m. with a special program to follow at 7 p.m.

Brown Bridge fire station opens

COVINGTON - Newton County Fire Station No. 7 was dedicated at a public ceremony Wednesday afternoon.

Man cut in fight with wife

COVINGTON - A man was cut with a knife after he and his estranged wife got into an argument recently, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Loganville eliminates Seminoles Red Devils put end to Salem's season 87-69

LOGANVILLE - The Salem boys basketball team witnessed its season come to an abrupt end Tuesday in an 87-69 loss to Loganville during the play-in game of the Region 8-AAAA tournament.

Prep soccer roundup: Eastside teams win opening matches

COVINGTON - Things could not have been more even on the soccer field as two Newton County teams won, two tied and two lost in their season openers Tuesday.

Government Meetings - 02/12/2009

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Sharp, Toews lead Blackhawks past Thrashers

ATLANTA - Patrick Sharp and Jonathan Toews scored power-play goals, and Nikolai Khabibulin made 36 saves to help the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Atlanta Thrashers 3-1 on Wednesday night.

Community Calendar - 02/12/2009

Feb. 12

Seminoles win two against county rival Rockdale

CONYERS - Wednesday evening's matchup between soccer crosstown rivals Salem and Rockdale at Reid Stadium proved to be a first for a number of reasons.

Elbert Co. takes pair from Eagles

COVINGTON - Poor fourth-quarter performances spelled trouble for the Eastside basketball squads against visiting Elbert County on Tuesday night.