News for Tuesday, June 16, 2009

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Newton to get $1.75M of stimulus

COVINGTON - Newton County has been allocated $1.75 million in federal stimulus money by the Atlanta Regional Commission.

KCNB launches new recycling initiative

COVINGTON - Keep Covington/ Newton Beautiful has a new statewide recycling awareness campaign to boost recycling in the state of Georgia.

Arrest made in landscaper's death Covington resident, 22, charged with murder

COVINGTON - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested a 22-year-old Covington man in connection with the slaying last week of a Conyers landscaper, according to GBI spokesman John Bankhead.

Newton couple to participate in Paddle Georgia

COVINGTON - Newton County couple Tommy and Connie Hollis are getting back to nature this summer, eschewing the typical rest and relaxation vacation spots to participate in the Georgia River Network's Paddle Georgia 2009.

NCSS to rehire nurses

COVINGTON - Some school nurses in Newton County will be rehired pending approval by the Newton County Board of Education today.

Community Calendar - 06/16/09

June 16

Square dancing

Cliff and Ann Graham prove they've still got all the right moves as they boogie to The Grapevine, a dance band from Macon, at the second Friday Concert Series on the Square in downtown Covington. Sponsored by The Arts Association in Newton County and Main Street Covington, the concerts take place at 7 p.m. on the second Friday of every month through September.

Braves in divisional free-fall Weak bats highlight Atlanta's deficiencies

ATLANTA - The standings show the Atlanta Braves falling fast in the NL East. That's not the only cause for concern.

One-year wonder Moncur-Blue makes short Eastside career count

COVINGTON - Every once in a blue moon when an athlete comes to a school for his or her senior year and has a large impact on the athletic programs.

Kobe, Jackson put Lakers back on top

ORLANDO, Fla. - The coach stood to the side and watched as his team executed its final play of the NBA season to perfection. It's the one that had worked nine previous times. This wasn't his famed triangle offense, this was the celebration circle.

In the Pits: More automakers could be seen in NASCAR's future

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Fans cringed and teams shuddered when NASCAR opened its doors to Toyota, the first foreign automaker to enter the sport built around American cars.

Sports briefs

Hackney earns All-American nod