News for Thursday, June 4, 2009


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No agreement reached on P'dale 911 Progress made at joint work session

COVINGTON - Some issues in a dispute over 911 fees that will be charged to Porterdale for dispatch services were resolved during a work session held at the Newton County Historic Courthouse on Tuesday night, but the way the fees are calculated remains a sticking point for Porterdale officials.

2nd annual Bike Fest set for Saturday

COVINGTON - The Washington Street Community Center will host its second annual Bike Fest at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Newton BOE honors retiring employees

COVINGTON - The end of this school year isn't just a summer break for some employees of the Newton County School System. This year also signifies the end of their working lives.

Postal workers hold yard sale to benefit woman with lung disease

COVINGTON - Postal workers in Covington are holding a benefit to help raise money for a friend and fellow coworker diagnosed with a rare lung disease.

Cool cure for hot temps

Newton County students started off summer with a splash this week. Keeping cool Monday were, from left, Clare Williams,10, a rising sixth-grader at Indian Creek Middle School; Anna Knox, 9, a rising fourth-grader at Piedmont Academy; and Katlyn Williams, 8, a rising third-grader at East Newton Elementary School. YMCA members may use the pool during open hours, and members and nonmembers may rent the pool for a fee on Friday through Sunday nights during the summer. More information about the YMCA pool is available by calling the YMCA at 770-787-3908 or visiting its Web site at

Housing stats grim for Newton

COVINGTON - The first quarter of 2009 was grim for the metropolitan Atlanta residential housing market, including Newton County, according to a report from Coldwell Banker NRT Development Advisors.

Accolades for Alcovy Tigers' historic season ends with nine named All-Region

COVINGTON - The Alcovy baseball team had a great season under first-year head coach Casey Bates.

American Legion Baseball: Rockdale rolls in opener Seven-run first inning sets up 12-4 victory

CONYERS - In talking before the season, Rockdale Post 77 coach Jack Murphy was concerned his team wouldn't be able to produce enough offense. If opening night was any indication, Murphy shouldn't have anything to worry about.

Braves release 305-game winner Glavine

ATLANTA - In a stunning move, the Atlanta Braves released 305-game winner Tom Glavine on Wednesday, just when it seemed he was ready to return to the big leagues.

'Dream season' sees Stewart on top

DOVER, Del. - When Tony Stewart saw his team celebrating as if it had won a championship, the impact of his sensational start really hit him.