News for Friday, January 16, 2009


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Covington seeks piece of bailout pie City submits request for $9 million in government funds

COVINGTON - City officials are hoping Covington will benefit from President-elect Barack Obama's proposed $825 billion economic stimulus package.

Southern Heartland hosts casino fundraiser for arts

COVINGTON - Monte Carlo may seem like a world away, but for one night, it will be in your own backyard.

Darrell Huckaby - Possum not fitting for the president's plate

I was glancing through one of the many newspapers I glance through the other day and a headline caught my eye concerning the time President William Howard Taft came to Atlanta. It seems that a lot of folks were befuddled, amused and downright insulted because the folks who hosted the president served him possum and sweet potatoes for dinner.

BOE could delay naming new school Policy change proposed

COVINGTON - Naming Newton County's newest elementary school may take a little longer than normal.

'Intentionally set' Fire that destroyed vacant home believed to be arson

COVINGTON - Arson is suspected in the fire that destroyed a home Wednesday morning at 547 Ellington Road in Oxford, according to Newton County Fire Services Deputy Chief Tim Smith.

Newton Blotter - 1/16/2009

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:


Mr. and Mrs. William Layfield of Alpharetta announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Renee Layfield, to Richard Ira Welling Jr., son of Ms. Lucretia Welling of Conyers and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ira Welling Sr. of Thompson.

Tigers make first trip to state duals Alcovy squares off with Hephzibah in first match

COVINGTON - For the first time in its three-year history, the Alcovy wrestling squad will compete today in the Class AAAA team team duals state championship at the Macon Centreplex.

Heritage squads face tough assignments

CONYERS - With only eight games on this year's Region 8-AAAA South basketball slate, every game takes on greater importance in the subregion standings.

Community Calendar - 1/16/2009


Nasty rivalry to decide AFC title

PITTSBURGH - The Raiders-Steelers rivalry was so filled with enmity and emotion, hatred and hostility during the 1970s that a football field couldn't hold it.

Learning from their mistakes Losing has helped NFC title game teams

TEMPE, Ariz. - The lessons of losing have not been lost on the Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles. One step from the Super Bowl, both can reflect on how tough times helped them get this far.

Newton faces Lovejoy at state duals

COVINGTON - Along with 15 other schools, the Newton wrestling squad is just hours away from competing in the Class AAAAA team duals championship in Macon.

Jack Simpson - Recalling another era of change

Memories are important, particularly as the knees give out, the back aches and we become less mobile. Tired of the television, we sit in the old leather lounge chair, pick a decade, and try to recall meaningful events.

Rockdale Blotter - 1/16/2009

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office (RCSO), Conyers Police Department (CPD) and Georgia State Patrol (GSP) between Jan. 6 and Monday:

Exercising the mind, body and soul County offers plenty of ways to get in shape for the new year

Looking for a way to get in shape for a relatively affordable price? Consider taking a class through the Newton County Recreation Commission. Newton County Recreation Program Coordinator Debra Banks has spent the last year beefing up the leisure fitness programs and now needs the community to jump in and take advantage of the activities.


Mr. and Mrs. Vernon F. Sweat of Oxford announce the engagement of their daughter, Alethea Faith Curtis, to Edmund Chandler Elmore of Covington, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund F. Elmore of Mansfield.

Announcements - 1/16/2009