News for Wednesday, February 25, 2009


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Plan in works for land use, protection

COVINGTON - The creation of a long-range plan to ensure that Newton County's greenspace and other environmental resources are preserved is under way.

'Halloween' comes to town

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith Covington resident Henry Cofer helps build a set for the horror movie "H2: Halloween 2," which will be filming in and around Covington through early April. Cofer has been doing carpentry work for 37 years, but this is his first job on a movie set. In addition to these festive/spooky props, pumpkins will be brought in from California to create a pumpkin patch on the Square, and Teacher's Toolbox will be converted into a Halloween store for the movie, described by Location Manager Mike Neale as a "re-imagining" of the classic horror film series "Halloween." Rocker Rob Zombie, who gained fame as the frontman of the band White Zombie, is the writer/director. Other locations will include Floyd Street, Thompson Avenue, Conyers Street, Newborn and Alcovy High School. The movie stars Malcolm McDowell, Taylor Scout-Compton as heroine Laurie Strode and Tyler Mane as Michael Myers.

Social Circle seeks to annex 449 acres in Newton

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Two public hearings seeking comment on the proposed annexation of 449 acres in Newton County into the corporate limits of Social Circle will be held at 6 and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.

The Center gets grant to go green

COVINGTON - The Center for Community Preservation and Planning is going green.

Opening drive Alcovy starts golf season with win over Salem

COVINGTON - Two scores in the 40s and two in the 50s set the tone for a 191-223 Alcovy win over Salem Tuesday at Indian Creek.

Darrell Huckaby - 02/25/09

Books are on my mind today. Imagine that. The rest of the country is still debating the merits of the recent Oscar winners and I am thinking about books. I seem, once again, to be out of step with the populace. So what else is new?

Rockdale holds off ELCA charge Bulldogs start season 2-0

CONYERS - The Rockdale baseball squad won its second game in as many days Tuesday evening at home, this time topping Eagle's Landing Christian Academy 11-8.

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Newton girls top Monroe Area

MONROE - All three singles players and Newton's No. 2 doubles provided the Lady Rams with a season-opening win defeating Monroe Area 4-1 Monday.

Patriots expecting tough test at state Heritage tips off against No. 1 seed Hillgrove on Saturday

CONYERS - The Heritage boys basketball squad has an arduous task come Saturday in the first round of the state tournament.