News for Thursday, February 19, 2009

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Pre-K registration starts next week

COVINGTON - Parents or guardians who want their children to have a chance at attending a prekindergarten program in the Newton County School System during the 2009-10 school year will need to register their 4-year-olds next week.

Small crowd attends Denby family vigil

COVINGTON - A reserved gathering of about 15 people stood on the Square's inner ring in front of the Newton County Historic Courthouse on Tuesday evening to protest the county's condemnation of Emmett and Rhonda Denby's property for construction of the Bear Creek Reservoir.

Police seek theft suspect

COVINGTON - The Covington Police Department is looking for Kenneth Brinson, 48, who is the suspect in the theft of a necklace from Alcovy Pawn Shop in late January.

Commission trims budget by $3.8 million Employees spared salary cuts for now

COVINGTON - County commissioners agreed Tuesday night to cut spending by $3.8 million, delaying a decision on how to make up the remainder of a budget shortfall that could top $5 million.

Pooch protection

Staff photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Griffey will return to Mariners

PEORIA, Ariz. - Ken Griffey Jr. has decided to return to the Seattle Mariners.

Tough road lies ahead for Heritage baseball team Talented Patriots will face brutal schedule in region

CONYERS - Heritage baseball head coach Casey Teal is a student of the game, an example of what epitomizes a natural born leader.

Rockdale advances to 8-AAAA title game Heritage narrowly knocked out by Loganville

WINDER - For the second straight game, it took overtime for Rockdale to prevail and live another day in the 8-AAAA boys basketball tournament.

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Eastside wrestlers looking for repeat Eagles won Class AAAA traditional title last year

COVINGTON - Eastside senior Joel Stafford is looking to guide his team to its second traditional state wrestling championship while he tries to hit the mat in the finals for the third time.

Rams' seasons over Boys beat at the buzzer; girls fall to Stephenson

COVINGTON - The Newton boys were eliminated from advancing to the Class AAAAA playoffs by an improbable shot by Greenbrier's Bryan Andrews while the girls were also stopped in the their quest Wednesday night.