News for Thursday, September 10, 2009

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Social Circle says no to tax increase City Council votes down millage increase

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Social Circle residents will not see their property taxes increase this year. During a meeting of the Social Circle City Council on Tuesday, council members voted unanimously to adopt a millage rate without a proposed 1-mill increase.

Man burned severely by house fire

COVINGTON - An elderly man received burns over 70 percent of his body after his house erupted in flames just after 7 p.m. Tuesday night, according to the Newton County Fire Service.

Now retired, Goins will help Kentucky poor

LAWRENCEVILLE - Vernon Goins' life has been about public health. And his retirement will be, too.

Literary festival returns to Covington

COVINGTON - For the sixth year, families are invited to the Covington Square for the annual literacy festival.

Advice from the top: Newton students tune in to Obama speech

COVINGTON - Students in Newton County's public schools had a chance to watch President Barack Obama's National Address to American School Children on Wednesday.

Alcovy moves up to perfect 5-0 in region

COVINGTON - Alcovy's defense did what it needed to behind pitcher Dallas Hardin as the Lady Tigers remained unbeaten in Region 4-AAAA with their 4-0 win over Griffin on Wednesday.

Tigers try for third win in row

COVINGTON - To say that there's a lot at stake when Alcovy takes on North Clayton is an understatement.

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Seminoles face tough test Friday

CONYERS - A 2-0 record with wins over two county rivals is a great way to begin the season. An effective, if not at times dominant, rushing attack (221 yards per game) and a solid defense (20 points allowed and four fumbles recovered) is also nice.