News for Thursday, January 15, 2009

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Kiwanis Club presents check to advocacy center

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Intersection upgrades under way Improvements being made to Salem/Smith Store roads

COVINGTON - Long-awaited improvements to the intersection of Salem and Smith Store roads began this week.

Porterdale may annex flea market

PORTERDALE - A proposal to annex about six acres on Ga. Highway 81 could make the city limits of Porterdale and Covington contiguous.

DA sends fight case to state

COVINGTON - Newton County District Attorney Ken Wynne said Wednesday that he has referred the case involving the family of Juvenile Court Judge Sheri Roberts to the state Attorney General's Office.

It's a stretch

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Planners to decide on gems and metal ordinance

COVINGTON - The Covington Planning Commission will decide whether to amend the city's new zoning ordinance to include dealers in precious metals and gems as an approved use.

School system tightens its belt Job cuts possible in coming budget year

COVINGTON - Officials at the Newton County School System already have done a lot to tighten their budget, but they've still got a lot more work to do.

Community Calendar - 1/15/2009

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Heated rivalry Rockdale boys battle for victory over Salem

CONYERS - Another chapter was added on Tuesday evening after Rockdale and Salem battled to a split in its cross-town basketball rivalry.

Alcovy boys dominate in 62-49 win Lady Tigers fall by one to Ola

COVINGTON - The Alcovy boys improved their Region 4-AAAA record to 5-3 after beating the Ola Mustangs 62-49, while free-throw shooting cost the Lady Tigers a one-point loss in Tuesday night's doubleheader.

Government Meetings - 1/15/2009

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

No. 3 Duke beats Tech 70-56

ATLANTA - Duke picked the right opponent to have a miserable night shooting.

Heritage boys cruise to win over Jaguars Patriots avenge earlier loss

CONYERS - If the Heritage boys can keep reproducing their performance from Tuesday night's impressive 75-46 win over Cedar Shoals, then good things might be in order for the Patriots the rest of the season.

Eagles, Rams tune up for state duals

COVINGTON - The Newton and Eastside wrestling teams fine-tuned their squads Tuesday in preparation for this weekend's state duals.