News for Thursday, February 26, 2009

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City gets funding for road projects Traffic lights to be installed with money

COVINGTON - Installation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of Turner Lake Road and Washington Street/Ga. Highway 81 is underway.

Schools hopeful on grant money

CONYERS - Officials in Newton and Rockdale county public schools are keeping their fingers crossed until they find out if they will receive federal funding for special training for its math and science teachers.

'Ben 10' action movie filming in Olde Town Conyers

CONYERS - Cartoon Network is filming a live-action movie on the streets of Olde Town Conyers this week.

Alleged truck thief nabbed after chase

COVINGTON - High-tech merged with good, old-fashioned policing last week resulted in Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown clamping handcuffs on an alleged car thief.

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Feb. 26

Marking the season

Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of the Lenten season, a 40-day-long liturgical season of fasting and prayer before Easter. Father John Kieran, pastor of St. Pius X Catholic Church, places ashes on the forehead of parishioner Jill Wojcik as he recited the words, "Turn away from sin and believe in the gospel."

Salem hangs on Seminoles survive giving up seven-run lead, win 11-8

CONYERS - The Salem baseball team gave up a seven-run lead in the final two innings of Wednesday's game against Eastside and came close to sending it into extra innings until a walk-off home run by Cameron Gibson gave the Seminoles the 11-8 win.

Eastside readies for Gainesville Eagles, Red Elephants face off Friday at 8:30

COVINGTON - The Eastside's boys basketball team will have to look past the hostile crowd in the hope of advancing in the playoffs.

Jurrjens hopes for some help

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jair Jurrjens went into his first year with the Atlanta Braves just hoping to make the team.

Store owner donates butterfly bench to nonprofit

CONYERS - It was a moment of serendipity when Barbara McCarthy found what she believes to be the perfect bench for a children's garden at the Light House Village.

Lady Bulldogs fall to Central Gwinnett 3-1

LAWRENCEVILLE - Rockdale trailed 2-0 when its chance to start a comeback came.

In brief

Lady Eagles get shutout over Morgan County