News for Saturday, February 28, 2009

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Porterdale inks deal with Newton authority City Council sells reserve treatment capacity to county water and sewer

PORTERDALE - The City Council voted unanimously to approve an agreement to sell 50,000 gallons per day of the town's reserve wastewater treatment capacity to the Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority. The vote came at a called meeting Thursday evening. The sale will net the town approximately $149,000 and allow officials to balance the city budget for the current fiscal year.

Covington appoints Grier as new city clerk

COVINGTON - Tonya Grier has spent her entire career working for the city of Covington.

NCSS hopes for stimulus package help

COVINGTON - Officials at the Newton County School System are hoping that next week they should expect to get a little financial relief.

Newton Phone Poll - 02/28/09

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

Two-wheel transit Officials to participate in ride to support bicycle infrastructure

COVINGTON - Covington Mayor Kim Carter, City Manger Steve Horton and Board of Commissioners Chairman Kathy Morgan will be among the cyclists participating in Tuesday's "Georgia Rides to the Capitol" sponsored by Georgia Bikes! and the Metropolitan Atlanta Mayors Association.

2 visitors wind up in trouble Women charged with DUI, marijuana possession

COVINGTON - Two tourists ran afoul of local law enforcement this week after allegedly mixing drugs, alcohol and a little nudity.

Government Meetings - 02/28/09

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Eastside boys extend winning streak

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Elephants stomp Eagles out of state Eastside's return to playoffs ends in the first round

GAINESVILLE - After missing the state tournament for the past two seasons, the Eastside boys' return the big dance this year was a short one as the Eagles fell 66-43 to Gainesville on Friday night.

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Tall task awaits Tigers Alcovy faces No.3 Richmond tonight

COVINGTON - Forget the fact that the Alcovy Tigers are a No. 4 seed playing a No. 1 seed on the road far from home. Forget the fact that their opponent, Richmond Academy, is the No. 3 ranked team in Class AAAA.

Can it get any worse? College basketball making an ugly mark in Georgia

ATHENS - The crowd - really, it's more like a gathering - settles in to watch a lame-duck coach lead a team that long ago began counting down a lost season. Those that came are enthusiastic, but there's not enough of them, not nearly enough, to drown out the incessant squeak of the sneakers or the banter among players, coaches and officials.