News for Thursday, March 12, 2009

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A taste of home Girl Scouts lead drive to send cookies to US troops

COVINGTON - Troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan are soon going to get a very special delivery and a taste of home, thanks to the generosity of one very ambitious Girl Scout.

Budget for library cut by $226,000 Hours shortened, jobs lost

COVINGTON - A 20 percent funding cut by Newton County has resulted in reduced hours and employees for the Newton County Library.

Boy Scouts gear up for Pinewood Derby, cook-off event

COVINGTON - It's a weekend for competition among the local scouts.

Local man charged in scheme FBI charges Hughes with conspiracy, extortion

COVINGTON - A Covington man has been arrested by the FBI and charged with conspiracy and extortion in connection with cash payoffs allegedly made in exchange for a lighter sentence to be handed down by DeKalb County courts, according to a press release issued by U.S. Attorney David E. Nahmias.

Salem teams earn split with Loganville on Tuesday

CONYERS - It was a beautiful evening for soccer when the Class AAAA No. 5 ranked Salem girls came from behind to squeak out a 3-2 win over Loganville on Tuesday at Seminole Stadium while the Loganville boys dominated the host team with a resounding 3-0 win.

No favorites in wide-open SEC

TAMPA, Fla. - College basketball in March is about getting hot at the right time. Just ask Georgia, whose shocking run through last year's Southeastern Conference tournament provided proof that anything's possible.

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Heritage blanks Bulldoggs Patriots get pair of shutouts against Winder-Barrow

CONYERS - The Heritage soccer teams won their Area 8-AAAA games with a pair of shutouts as the Lady Patriots beat Winder-Barrow 6-0 before the boys finished off the Bulldoggs 5-0 on Tuesday.

'Any team can win' in ACC tourney

ATLANTA - Standing in a drab corridor outside his team's locker room at the Georgia Dome, Gary Williams was asked if he could ever remember a season like this in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Newton track teams do well at meet

COVINGTON - Newton's boys and girls track teams had some rather impressive finishes against good competition in a four-way track meet at Newton High School on Tuesday.

Atlanta ends Utah's 12-game winning streak

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson scored 31 points and Josh Smith had 22 points and 12 rebounds to help the Atlanta Hawks end Utah's 12-game winning streak with a 100-93 victory over the Jazz on Wednesday night.