News for Saturday, June 13, 2009


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Ellenwood woman pleads guilty to extortion charges Covington man awaits trial in scheme

COVINGTON - Natalie Nicole Dunn, 32, of Ellenwood, a former DeKalb County probation officer and co-conspirator in a charge-fixing extortion scheme involving a Newton County man, pleaded guilty in Federal Court on Thursday afternoon, United States Attorney David E. Nahmias said.

Educators from Social Circle, Clements earn top certification

COVINGTON - Clements Middle School instructional coach Angela Hardeman hopes to have a relaxing summer as she worked doubly hard during the 2008-09 school year. She successfully completed her effort to become a Master Teacher in addition to her other duties.

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FaithWorks making fans in Newton Nonprofit helping residents stay cool in hot summer

COVINGTON - FaithWorks is once again collecting fans to distribute to those in need during the hot days of summer.

CPD: Man helps self to drink during robbery

CONYERS - Conyers police have arrested a Covington man who reportedly took a brief time out from robbing a convenience store to grab a cold drink from the store's cooler.

Covington budget set at $120M City Council to vote Monday on measure

COVINGTON - The Covington City Council will vote on the fiscal year 2010 budget and millage rate Monday night.

Fishermen find body in creek

COVINGTON - The Newton County Sheriff's Office received a call about 4:30 p.m. from two fishermen who said they had found a body in Snapping Shoals Creek on Ga. Highway 212, according to spokesman Lt. Mark Mitchell.

Cops bust six in search for other man

COVINGTON - Newton County Sheriff's Office warrant officers, along with a team of U.S. Marshals, went to a home in Brown Bridge Crossing subdivision Friday morning searching for a wanted man. They did not locate that man, but six other people were arrested at the residence on drugs, weapons and theft charges, according to Special Investigations Unit Commander Lt. Phillip Bradford.

Falcons release QB Vick Embattled player given walking papers

ATLANTA - Less than five years after the Atlanta Falcons signed Michael Vick to a $130 million contract, the suspended quarterback was released in a 98-word statement.

McCann's hits push Hanson to first win

BALTIMORE - Brian McCann tied a career high with four hits, Tommy Hanson recorded his first major league victory and the Atlanta Braves beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 on Friday night.

Busch enjoys being center of controversy

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Controversy just seems to naturally swirl around Kyle Busch. And it seems the more uproar, the more NASCAR's bad boy enjoys it.

GM making 'NASCAR-wide' cuts in funding support

BROOKLYN, Mich. - General Motors has told NASCAR teams it is cutting back on its support in all of the sanctioning body's professional series.

A born leader Two-sport standout named Salem's top athlete

CONYERS - When Salem's swim coach, Lisa Boyd and girls soccer coach, Heather Cheek talk about the recently graduated Brittany Beaumont, two instances seem to make the former Seminoles two-sport star stand out.

Community Calendar - 06/13/09

June 13

Penguins win Stanley Cup

DETROIT - Slide over Super Mario and make room on the Stanley Cup for a new batch of Pittsburgh Penguins.