News for Thursday, October 22, 2009

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Bert Adams dedicates new nature center

COVINGTON - The Boy Scouts of America are celebrating the dedication of a new nature center at Bert Adams Scout Reservation off Ga. Highway 36 at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Sign request draws ire of Smart Growth

COVINGTON - A variance request by a property owner trying to advertise his tenants' businesses has raised the ire of members of Smart Growth Newton County, who say the request violates the county sign ordinance and comprehensive plan.

Covington man indicted in New York for fraud

COVINGTON - A 61-year-old Covington man has been indicted in New York City for allegedly posing as an attorney offering immigration legal services, according to a press release from Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau.

Pizza delivery driver robbed

COVINGTON - A pizza delivery driver told the Newton County Sheriff's Office she was held at gunpoint and robbed of cash, a cell phone and a pizza Monday night on Lakeside Circle.

Festival fanfare: Newton part of Rockdale band competition

CONYERS - More than a dozen high school marching bands from North Georgia, including Newton High School, will convene in Rockdale County this weekend.

Eagles look to defense for victory

COVINGTON - It all starts with a game plan for the Eagles defense to prepare for their next opponent.

Eastside softball pitcher ready for tourney

COVINGTON - Amanda Henderson, Amanda Hawkins and Kenya Shakoor have to find a way to get the rest of the Eastside girls ready for the rigors of tournament play as the Lady Eagles prepare to play Northside (Columbus) at 3:30 p.m. today in the opening round of the Class AAA state softball tournament.

Community Calendar - 10/22/09

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Seminoles to try for home win

Salem head coach Chad Estes wasn't bashful when discussing how important his team's win over Cedar Shoals was last week.

Government Meetings - 10/22/09

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