News for Saturday, March 28, 2009

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3-D watercolors depict Southern colleges, landmarks

FAYETTEVILLE - About 15 years ago, an artist friend inspired Patsy Gullett to begin adding a 3-D aspect to her flat watercolor paintings. That experiment would change Gullett's artistic direction and provide her with an avenue into an untapped market.

Police nab suspected drug dealer Man also charged with fleeing after car chase

COVINGTON - A man undercover drug agents have been pursuing for years was taken into custody last week and is facing several significant drug charges, according to Covington/Newton County Special Investigations Unit Commander Philip Bradford.

A fond farewell Guard soldiers honored with well-attended send-off

COVINGTON - It was raining outside, but that didn't dampen the spirits of National Guard soldiers and their loved ones who filled the Covington Armory to standing-room-only capacity Friday afternoon for a farewell ceremony as the company prepares for a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan.

Cherry Blossom Festival to go on despite stormy weather

CONYERS - Even with heavy rains and thunderstorms in the forecast today, the 28th Annual Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival will go on.

Woman arrested in search Police accuse girlfriend of hindering capture of fugitive

COVINGTON - Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies are continuing their search for Wayne Austin Carmack and have arrested at least one person whom they believe is hindering their efforts.

Glavine strong in Braves win

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Atlanta's Tom Glavine and Detroit's Justin Verlander are looking to have bounce-back seasons, and each made strides Friday toward reaching their goals.

Chandler wins weekly honors

Senior pitcher and former Eastside Eagle Mandy Chandler has won Georgia College and State's Athlete of the Week title, the first awarded to the softball team this season.

Salem wins 1, loses 1 Girls dominate while boys struggle with Clarke Central

COVINGTON - The Lady Seminoles registered their third mercy-rule game with an 11-1 win over Clarke Central in the late game on Thursday.

Davis has 19 as Celtics beat Hawks

ATLANTA - Boston rested Kevin Garnett, but showed off its depth as Glen Davis filled in with 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Celtics past the Atlanta Hawks 99-93 on Friday night.

Oklahoma downs Syracuse 84-71

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Oklahoma is dangerous enough with Blake Griffin. Give him some help? The Sooners are nearly unstoppable.

Louisville dominates Arizona in 103-64 victory

INDIANAPOLIS - Louisville proved it was the best in the Big East. Now, the Cardinals are showing just how mighty they might be.