News for Saturday, May 9, 2009


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GIHP holding movie night for families

CONYERS - Those looking for a family-friendly outing next weekend may just want to be at the movies.

Truck hit, pushed into bank

COVINGTON - Business was a bit more brisk than anticipated Friday morning at the Bank of North Georga on U.S. Highway 278 when the driver of a pickup was injured after his truck was struck and pushed by a second truck into the bank building.

Porterdale studies DDA possibility

PORTERDALE - City Council members heard an outline of various options they might pursue to aid in the economic development of the town at Monday night's regular council meeting.

NCSO Capt. Banks attends leadership seminar

COVINGTON - The command staff of the Newton County Sheriff's Office was recently invited to participate in three days of intensive training in leadership and highway safety made possible through the Governor's Office of Highway Safety and the Georgia Sheriff's Association.

Newton Phone Poll - 05/09/09

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Terrific Tigers

VALEDICTORIAN: Rary 'always wanted' to attend UGA

Alleged con man arrested Suspect accused of running church scam

COVINGTON - Covington police have made a relatively rare arrest - they caught an alleged flimflam man in the act of attempting to con a resident and were able to connect him with a prior case in which a victim lost a significant amount of money.

Phillies hold off Braves rally in 10-6 loss

PHILADELPHIA - Cole Hamels pitched six impressive innings to earn his first win since the World Series, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 10-6 on Friday night.

Stopped short Lady Patriots' historic season ends in semifinals

JONESBORO - The Heritage girls tennis team ran into a buzz saw in the Class AAAA semifinals Friday at the Clayton County Tennis Complex.

Government Meetings - 05/09/09


Alcovy splits with Harlem Game 3 today to decide who advances

COVINGTON - The home team definitely had the advantage as Alcovy and Harlem split their doubleheader in the first round of the Class AAAA baseball playoffs on Friday at Tiger Field.

Heritage dominates in first round of state baseball playoffs Patriots sweep South Paulding

DOUGLASVILLE - South Paulding didn't give Tyler Austin much to hit in Game 1 of the first-round series at Spartan Stadium. Game 2 was a different story, and the home team paid dearly for it.

Community Calendar - 05/09/09

May 9

Eastside earns split at No. 3 Creekview

CANTON - Eastside managed what many thought was not possible - to extend its season one more day.