News for Wednesday, January 28, 2009

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Animal ordinance to get another look Porterdale council to revisit issue

PORTERDALE - City Council members are scheduled to hold a third reading, public hearing and vote Monday night on an amended animal control ordinance that would require residents to register their pets on an annual basis.

Douglas to lead NCSL military task force

ATLANTA - State Sen. John Douglas, R-Social Circle, was recently appointed co-chairman to the newly formed National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) Military Sustainability Task Force. The purpose of the new task force is to examine and assist in military-community relations and create policy to improve the health and well-being of veterans.

Artists in need for exhibit

COVINGTON - Calling all artists: Your creativity is needed for a special spring art show intended to raise awareness about the new Newton County History Center.

Councilman named board's vice chairman

Michael Whatley of Covington has been named vice chairman of The Georgia State Board of Examiners for the Certification of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators and Laboratory Analysts.

Site of the crimes Sheriff shows Web tool to track incidents in Newton

COVINGTON - Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown is making it possible for residents to keep up with crime in their neighborhoods from the comfort of their own home with an enhanced Crime Watch via the Internet.

Board OKs principal for school Ruth Anne Smith will head theme institution

COVINGTON - Less than a month after approving the plan for two parent-involvement theme schools in the Newton County School System, the Newton County Board of Education named a principal to head up the elementary school.

Bulldogs expecting rivals' best Heritage, Salem look to take Conyers Cup back from Rockdale

COVINGTON - There is no doubt that Rockdale is a marked team.

Rockdale swimmers place 7th

DALTON - The Rockdale swimming squads continued to impress after combining to finish seventh overall during the North Georgia Region Championships on Saturday.

Community Calendar - 1/28/2009

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Warner's super comeback rooted in faith, hard work

TAMPA, Fla. - Four years ago Kurt Warner was having a hard time finding a job.

John Douglas - Budget proposals, inauguration take center stage

The General Assembly was in recess this week as some legislators traveled to Washington for the inauguration of our new president and then from Wednesday to Friday as many of us attended the annual state budget hearings.

Darrell Huckaby - Cell phones ringing in the decline of Western civilization

Is it just me or have good manners gone the way of the dinosaur?

Second Chances Big Ben looking past his previous Super Bowl slips

TAMPA, Fla. - Ben Roethlisberger was along for the ride, and he knows it.