News for Saturday, February 21, 2009

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Center opens to receive storm debris Weather Service confirms tornado hit community

COVINGTON - Residents left with cleaning up after the tornado that tore through south Newton County on Wednesday night had no doubts what had hit their property, and the National Weather Service has officially agreed - it was an F1 tornado with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph.

Wetland project under way next to Covington City Hall

COVINGTON - Soon, Covington residents will have a wetland in their own backyard - or beside their City Hall, anyway.

Intensely fun

Duvall, Spacek film at Gaither

COVINGTON - Two Academy Award winners made a quiet trip to Newton County recently.

Newton Citizen Poll - 02/21/2009

The Newton Citizen Poll is a compilation of opinions submitted by readers. This week's Newton Citizen Poll was an open line.

Most to see stormwater bills go down City reducing fees, adding new credits

COVINGTON - Property owners in the city of Covington are getting a break on stormwater utility fees.

450 apply at job fair

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Minnesota, 49ers may pursue Vick

INDIANAPOLIS - Two teams with unsettled quarterback situations - the San Francisco 49ers and the Minnesota Vikings - might be interested in acquiring suspended Atlanta Falcons star Michael Vick.

Fouls hurt Eagles in 66-51 loss Eastside boys to play in today's consolation game

WATKINSVILLE - Eastside's boys basketball team could never get on track as an unbalanced amount of fouls and turnovers doomed the Eagles in a 66-51 loss to Franklin County in the semifinals of the Region 8-AAA playoffs Friday.

Kernan to play soccer at Ga. State Eastside standout signs with Atlanta Division I program

COVINGTON - Ten years of perfecting his craft is going to pay off for Eastside's Caleb Kernan.

Community Calendar - 02/21/09

Feb. 21

Stafford, Sanchez embrace QB competition

INDIANAPOLIS - Matthew Stafford refuses to accept the title of second best. Mark Sanchez won't like it either.

Government Meetings - 02/21/09

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Glavine re-signs 300-game winner will round out Braves' rotation

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Tom Glavine has more wins than any other active pitcher. He'll get a chance to add to that total for at least one more season.

Loganville upends Rockdale for title

CONYERS - Based on a superb shooting performance by Loganville on Friday at Winder-Barrow High School, the Rockdale basketball squad fell short of the 8-AAAA boys basketball championship.