News for Thursday, October 8, 2009


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Henderson wants to undo vote Commission denies request made over Nelson Heights

COVINGTON - The drama surrounding the new Nelson Heights Community Center continued to play out at Tuesday's Board of Commissioners meeting.

H1N1 spray vaccination reaches area 6,500 doses available; kids ages 2 to 4 target of first batch

CONYERS - Public health department clinics in Rockdale and Newton counties will begin distributing the nasal spray vaccination Friday for the H1N1 flu without charge.

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Snapping Shoals awards grant money to schools

COVINGTON - Nine schools and departments in the Newton County School System now have the chance to start special projects with their students this school year.

Women charged with drug trafficking

COVINGTON - The Covington/Newton County Special Investigations Unit recently arrested two housewives and mothers in a subdivision off Gross Lake Parkway who they believe to be allegedly involved in selling large amounts of marijuana.

Bronze vases stolen from cemetery

COVINGTON - The Newton County Sheriff's Office is looking for thieves who stole 39 bronze vases from Lawnwood Cemetery on Access Road sometime between Oct. 3 and 5.

Phillies' Lee pitches gem in first postseason game

PHILADELPHIA - One strike away from a shutout, Cliff Lee stepped off the mound, took a deep breath and allowed himself to enjoy the moment.

Seminoles square off with Clarke Central in key clash

CONYERS - The off week seems to come at a perfect time for Salem.

Yankees rally past Twins 7-2

NEW YORK - Derek Jeter and CC Sabathia got the New York Yankees off to a winning postseason start in their new ballpark. Even Alex Rodriguez broke out of his playoff rut against these tired Minnesota Twins.

Community Calendar - 10/08/09

Oct. 8

Alcovy loses in 8 innings

GRIFFIN - The Lady Tigers forced Class AAAA No. 6 Ola into extra innings before falling to the Lady Mustangs 4-2 in eight innings Wednesday at Volunteer Park.

Heritage shut out, eliminated Madison County, Apalachee deal Lady Patriots losses

DANIELSVILLE - Heritage was eliminated from the Region 8-AAAA Softball Tournament, losing 5-0 to Apalachee.

Government Meetings - 10/08/09