News for Thursday, July 23, 2009

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Porterdale: 911 dispute resolved

COVINGTON - The Board of Commissioners approved a contract with the city of Porterdale for 911 dispatch services Tuesday night, ending a months-long dispute.

A cool reward

Staff Photos: Erin Evans Cousins Zaria Swift, 8, and Kamyn Cutts, 2, are pretty serious about enjoying the ice cream handed out at Newton County Library to celebrate the end of their Summer Reading program. The enrichment program enabled the youngsters to participate in a variety of activities and earn rewards in conjunction with reading a prescribed number of hours over their summer break from school.

Douglas ready to play 'hardball' with Fla. Proposes moving Ga./Fla. game to Athens

SOCIAL CIRCLE - State Sen. John Douglas is poised to take the water wars between Georgia, Florida and Alabama to a new front - the football field.

BOE ready for cuts, furloughs

COVINGTON - More cuts may come to the Newton County School System if the state requires public school systems across Georgia to implement a three-day furlough for teachers and an additional 3 percent cut in state funding.

Car driver charged in fatal crash

COVINGTON - The driver who allegedly crashed into a motorcyclist, killing him over the Fourth of July weekend, has been charged with vehicular homicide in connection with the incident, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Cigarette-smoking woman sets her chair ablaze Car arson discovered at Stanton Springs

COVINGTON - An elderly woman had a narrow escape in the early morning hours Wednesday when the recliner she was sitting in caught fire, according to the Newton County Fire Service.

'50 Cink' still celebrating biggest win Ga. golfer hoping for new nickname after British Open

ATLANTA - Stewart Cink came home to show off his latest trophy and new nickname.

Community Calendar - 07/23/09

July 23

'They never gave up' Newton National team's bid for World Series ends

COVINGTON - The curtain fell on the Newton County National bid to play for the Dixie Youth World Series after losing to Troup County 10-5 on Tuesday.

Club America tops AC Milan

ATLANTA - Daniel Marquez headed in the winning goal to help Club America beat AC Milan 2-1 and take its second straight victory in the World Football Challenge on Wednesday night.

Government Meetings - 07/23/09

Thursdays

Jurrjens, surging Braves beat Giants

ATLANTA - Jair Jurrjens gave up three hits in 72/3 innings, Yunel Escobar hit a three-run homer and the surging Atlanta Braves beat Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants 4-2 on Wednesday night.

Lowry scores victory over Ragan at AMS Covington racer edges Sprint Cup driver in return to Thursday Thunder

HAMPTON - Covington racer Kyle Lowry made a remarkable return last week to Thursday Thunder at Atlanta Motor Speedway.