News for Thursday, February 5, 2009


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Services planned for teen

COVINGTON - After a week of grieving for the loss of their friend, son and brother, those who knew Terry Jerome "T.J." Dorsey II, a senior from Newton High School who was accidentally shot and killed early Sunday morning, will say goodbye this week.

Man gets web porn charges

COVINGTON - The Newton County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 35-year-old Flowery Branch man in connection with an undercover investigation involving the sexual exploitation of children via the Internet.

Departments asked to cut budgets

COVINGTON - Department heads are being asked to cut their budgets in the wake of news the county will have an estimated shortfall of between $5 million and $5.5 million for the current fiscal year ending June 30.

Eagles' Elite Eight

Parking change denied

COVINGTON - County commissioners balked Tuesday night at paying an additional $38,000 for secure parking at the Newton County Judicial Center.

Animal control ordinance gets final OK

PORTERDALE - An amended animal control ordinance that requires residents to register their pets at City Hall will take effect March 1 following a unanimous vote by the City Council on Monday night.

Georgia, Georgia Tech signees

Below is a list of the athletes who signed with Georgia and Georgia Tech on Wednesday.

11 players from Newton County sign football scholarships

COVINGTON - Eleven Newton County football players traded Friday night lights for Saturday games on National Signing Day.

Heritage cleans house on Senior Night

CONYERS - Both the Loganville girls and boys squads scored 57 points apiece Tuesday evening. But Heritage scored 66 and 63, respectively, sweeping a home subregion matchup on Senior Night.

Government Meetings - 2/5/2009


Nine Rockdale County athletes make selections

CONYERS - Wednesday marked a bittersweet day for the three county high school athletic programs.

Community Calendar - 2/5/2009


Alcovy squads drop two at home to Griffin

COVINGTON - Troubles continue for both Alcovy basketball squads after being swept by visiting Griffin on Tuesday night.