News for Sunday, May 31, 2009

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EHS seniors celebrate graduation success

COVINGTON - Eastside High School's senior class of 2009 gathered for one final time as a group Saturday morning for graduation ceremonies at Church In The Now.

NHS grads celebrate long-awaited day

COVINGTON - The Class of 2009 at Newton High School said goodbye to their high school years as they participated in graduation ceremonies at Church in the Now on Saturday afternoon.

Alcovy grads encouraged to give their best

COVINGTON - Family and friends gathered in the gymnasium at Alcovy High School Saturday afternoon where 277 graduates received their long-awaited diplomas. The third class to graduate from Alcovy High consisted of 33 honor graduates, including salutatorian Mary Wright, and valedictorian Kimberly Rary.

Fakes found at market

COVINGTON - The Covington/Newton County Special Investigations Unit paid a second official visit Thursday to the flea market known as the International Merchandise Mart on Salem Road and came away with more than $100,000 in counterfeit merchandise.

Young nets hat trick Salem star named Most Outstanding for third time

CONYERS - Salem's Jordan Young has pulled off a unique hat trick.

Roddick sets a personal best in Paris First time for him in French Open fourth round

PARIS - Rust-colored flecks of clay dotted Andy Roddick's white attire, from the brim of his baseball cap, down the back of his shirt, to his ankle braces.

Woman dies after collision

CONYERS - A 58-year-old Conyers woman was killed Friday after she pulled in front of a truck hauling horses along Ga. Highway 138 at Eastview Parkway, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Community Calendar - 05/31/09

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Class of 2009

Staff Photo: Lee Depkin

NCAA baseball: Georgia falls to Florida State 8-2, plays elimination game today

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Freshman Sean Gilmartin pitched a complete game and Jason Stidham had five RBIs in Florida State's 8-2 victory over Georgia on Saturday that advanced the Seminoles to the championship round of the Tallahassee Regional.

Braves blow lead, fall in 11

PHOENIX - Eric Byrnes singled home Mark Reynolds in the 11th inning to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves in a testy game Saturday.

Meeting set to discuss 911 dispute

COVINGTON - Porterdale and Newton County officials are planning to meet Tuesday night to attempt to iron out a dispute over a proposed contract with the Covington-Newton County 911 Center.

Keselowski wins Nationwide race

DOVER, Del. - Brad Keselowski found the emotional boost he needed in his first Nationwide Series victory of the year.

Darrell Huckaby - 05/31/09

Graduation weekend always puts me into a rather melancholy mood. It's exciting, of course, to see young people who have been so much a part of your life for two, three or even four years, prepare to leave high school behind and begin the next phase of their lives. It is also a little sad, however, and more than a bit frustrating.