COVINGTON - The creation of a long-range plan to ensure that Newton County's greenspace and other environmental resources are preserved is under way.
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 - 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.
COVINGTON - The Center for Community Preservation and Planning is going green.
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.
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?
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.
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.
CONYERS - The Heritage boys basketball squad has an arduous task come Saturday in the first round of the state tournament.