News for Saturday, July 4, 2009

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Newton Phone Poll - 07/04/09

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Fun for the Fourth

Many will be celebrating with lakeside activities over the long Fourth of July weekend, as are youngsters Caroline Hammond and Joshua Bates shown above. The pair were at Turner Lake on Thursday afternoon, seeking all the fish and frogs they could lure into their clutches.

Covington launches new site

COVINGTON - The city has launched a new Web site designed to be more user-friendly and provide residents with valuable information about how the city operates and all it has to offer.

Community Calendar - 07/04/09

July 4

They meet again Federer, Roddick clash in 3rd Wimbledon final

WIMBLEDON, England - Five-time champion Roger Federer reached his seventh straight Wimbledon final Friday and will face Andy Roddick for a chance at a record 15th Grand Slam title.

Motorcyclists honor families of soldiers

COVINGTON - They're called the Warriors Watch Riders of Georgia. Their mission is best summed up in their motto: "We have your backs at home!"

Government Meetings - 07/04/09

Tuesdays

Earnhardt sees Daytona as turnaround point

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. doesn't know when he'll end his winless streak, or how long it will take to turn around his horrendous season.

Fast start fizzles for Conyers Carolina pitching eliminates Post 77 from tourney playoffs

MARIETTA - What started off so promising, now looks to be a wasted week for Conyers Post 77.

Conrad's homer pushes Braves past Nats

WASHINGTON - Pinch-hitter Brooks Conrad hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the seventh inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 9-8 on Friday night for their season-high fifth straight win.

Man on the street

What does it mean to be an American??

Group lends support to cancer victims

OXFORD - Oxford resident Kathy Coursey-Boes knows that people living with an advanced stage of breast cancer need to talk with others.

New league will consider signing Vick

NEW YORK - When the United Football League debuts in October, Michael Vick could be one of its players.