News for Wednesday, March 25, 2009

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Pastor charged with credit card fraud

COVINGTON - The pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, located at 4228 Mill St. near U.S. Highway 278, has been arrested in connection with the unlawful use of credit cards, according to the Covington Police Department.

Newborn to pay fire tax to county

NEWBORN - The check is in the mail. Newton County should soon be getting a payment from Newborn to help cover maintenance and operation costs for Fire Station No. 6.

Pamper your pooch with a Posh Pets wardrobe

WOODSTOCK - Looking for a way to perk up your pet's wardrobe? Look no further than the Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival where you'll find Sweetpeas Posh Pets, a virtual haberdashery for the hairy set.

Pinwheel production Program preparing for National Child Abuse Prevention month

COVINGTON - April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Prevent Child Abuse Newton is doing its part to make sure the community is aware of the problem and the solution.

Oxford College Peace Lecture features former chaplain

OXFORD - A former Oxford College chaplain will offer peace to the community this week.

UGA may have interest in Sweet 16 coaches

ATLANTA - The silence coming out of Athens these days may reveal much about the coaches Georgia athletic director Damon Evans hopes to interview in his search to replace Dennis Felton.

Newton girls in playoffs; boys uncertain

COVINGTON - The Newton girls soccer team is headed to the Class AAAAA soccer playoffs for the sixth year while the boys have to win out against the top three teams in Area 2-AAAAA if they hope to have a chance.

Bill Shipp - 03/25/09 WHAT REALLY COUNTS

A sincere plea to Sonny and Romeo: Please don't embarrass Georgia again.

Staying perfect Alcovy wins, remains undefeated in region

COVINGTON - The Alcovy Tigers were able to take advantage of the few hits they had while Taylor Jackson and the defense kept Dutchtown off balance in their 3-0 win on Tuesday at Tiger Field.

Party ends with shots fired in air Three women injured; Conyers man arrested

COVINGTON - A Conyers man was arrested Sunday morning after he allegedly fired shots into the air during a private party and panicked guests, which resulted in the injury of three women who were trampled in the melee, according to the Covington Police Department.

Heritage, Newton rule second day

CONYERS - Heritage and Newton dominated the second day of the Citizen's Challenge area track and field invitational Tuesday afternoon at Seminole Stadium on the Salem High School campus. The annual competition features all six high schools of Rockdale and Newton counties.

Tanguay's 5 points lead Canadiens over Thrashers

MONTREAL - Alex Tanguay had two goals and three assists and the Montreal Canadiens snapped a five-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Atlanta Thrashers on Tuesday night.