News for Saturday, October 10, 2009


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Oct. 10

Conyers mayor candidate facing criminal charges

CONYERS - Conyers business woman and mayoral candidate Kathy Harvey has a trial date later this month in Newton County on charges of forgery and theft by conversion.

No nonsense: Eastside rolls past Hart County 48-20

COVINGTON - Eastside was no nonsense before the game and it showed on the field with a 48-20 win over Hart County at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.

Newton Phone Poll - 10/10/09

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Resident publishes book on Oxford

OXFORD - Everyone can now get an inside look at Oxford College.

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Public safety radio system getting fixed Communication between cops, firefighters improving

COVINGTON - Problems with the county's new public safety radio network are being resolved, and the system is in better shape than it was just two months ago, based on a recent report by E-911 Director Mike Smith and representatives from the system vendor to the Board of Commissioners.

County seeks to stop trespassers

COVINGTON - Trespassers on county property that is not yet available for public use now don't have the law on their side.

Offense can't get it going in Rams' loss

CLARKSTON - It was a long and frustrating night for Newton as the Rams fell for the fourth year in a row to M.L. King, this time 15-8 at Hallford Stadium.

Bulldogs come alive in 4th quarter for victory

CONYERS - For the first 46 1/2 minutes of Friday's game, no one could score. Thanks to a spark from its special teams, Rockdale figured out two ways to dent the scoreboard and in the process pick up a huge Region 8-AAAA win.

Prep softball: Newton teams punch tickets for state tournaments

COVINGTON - All three Newton County softball teams are headed to state sectionals, but only Eastside has to wait until today to determine where it will play when the tournament starts Tuesday, with the if game coming on Wednesday.

Seminoles stunned by late rally Loss to Gladiators similar to last year's heartbreaker

CONYERS - To borrow a line from that legendary twister of words, Yogi Berra, it was deja vu all over again for Salem against Clarke Central on Friday night.