News for Tuesday, May 26, 2009


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Scholarships: Seniors offered $16M

COVINGTON - The Newton County School System has announced that this school year's graduating seniors have received more than $16 million in scholarship offers to date. Additionally, the students have accepted more than $5 million in scholarships.

Rockdale locals create a new organic produce store

CONYERS - The three owners of The Market, a new organic produce store on Ga. Highway 138, want their store to feel just like home, and to all three of them, it actually is.

Fairview Estates: Subdivision targeted for NSP project

COVINGTON - Fairview Estates subdivision has been targeted by Newton County to benefit from Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds.

Teenager arrested on gun charges

COVINGTON - A 16-year-old was recently arrested after he allegedly fired a .22-caliber pistol when he saw his mother and boyfriend engaged in what he believed to be a physical altercation, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

School board approves tentative budget

COVINGTON - The Newton County Board of Education has completed the next step in its budget process.

Shootout at Mule Camp

Staff Photo: Robert Porter Amorous Ali from Knoxville, Tenn., fires her .38-caliber Uberti Cattleman pistol Friday during a competition at the Shootout at Mule Camp held at South River Gun Club throughout the weekend. The annual event is hosted by the Mule Camp Cowboys, the local action shooting club. Competitors shoot at steel targets and are judged for speed and accuracy. They dress in authentic western attire and use pre-1899 authentic or replica single-action revolvers, lever action rifles and shotguns from that period.

Castroneves happy but carrying scar

INDIANAPOLIS - Success can soothe the pain. Helio Castroneves also knows that his anguish from the last six months will never completely disappear.

Salem girls' soccer season falls just short

Salem girl's soccer coach Heather Cheek isn't happy with the result of her team's 2009 season - the Seminoles lost 2-1 to Whitewater in the Class AAAA semifinals, a second consecutive one-goal loss in the season's final game - but she's certainly not going to call the year a disappointment.

Streak stoppers Braves' win streak ends in 8-2 loss to Giants

SAN FRANCISCO - Last-minute lineup addition Travis Ishikawa had a three-run homer among his career-high four hits, Jonathan Sanchez won for the first time in more than a month and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Monday.

Reutimann wins first Cup race

CONCORD, N.C. - It took 75 races and three rain delays for David Reutimann to earn his first Sprint Cup Series victory.

Sharapova back at French; Nadal wins 29th straight

PARIS - Those unmistakable shrieks punctuating point after point on Court 1 at the French Open on Monday trumpeted Maria Sharapova's return to the Grand Slam stage.