News for Saturday, September 12, 2009

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Newton Phone Poll - 09/12/09

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Officials urge child seat safety

CONYERS - A crying toddler, the extra time spent or even lack of know-how are not valid excuses for not using a child safety seat and making sure children are properly buckled in, according to officials with the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

Rams in charge: Newton wins first over Eastside since '05

COVINGTON - Big plays made the difference Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium. Newton made them; Eastside didn't.

Fiesta Georgia to be held at horse park

CONYERS - The tastes and sounds of Latin America are coming to Conyers. The second annual Fiesta Georgia celebration will be held Sept. 20 at the Georgia International Horse Park.

Community Calendar - 09/12/09

Sept. 12

Eagles' Jackson too much for Tigers Alcovy drops region game to North Clayton

RIVERDALE - Led by the powerful running of Clarence Jackson, North Clayton scored early in both the first and second half and then held off a determined Alcovy for a 13-10 Region 4-AAAA win Friday night at Southern Crescent Stadium.

"El Gringo' shines as Anglo Latino performer

During his junior high and high school days, New Mexico native Shawn Kiehne's summers were spent working on his family's ranch in El Paso, Texas. His workmates were primarily "Mexican cowboys who didn't speak English," and Kiehne quickly became enamored with the rhythm of their speech and the passion of their music.

First-time buyer gets new home Process goes smoothly

CONYERS - When local resident Keisha Cooper decided to buy her first home, she went into the process with her eyes open.

Government Meetings - 09/12/09

Tuesdays

Salem falls to Devils in shootout

LOGANVILLE - In a game of big plays, the defending Region 8-AAAA champions made a few more than it's previously-unbeaten guests. Storm Johnson rushed for 223 yards and four touchdowns and Loganville held off Salem 47-35 on Friday at Red Devil Stadium.

Deadline for home tax rebate Dec. 1

CONYERS - Homebuyers interested in taking advantage of a tax credit that could refund them as much as 10 percent of the sales price have until Dec. 1 to close on the purchase of a home.

Pats rally to topple Rockdale

CONYERS - For three and a half quarters, Heritage kept Rockdale off the scoreboard in Rockdale County's oldest gridiron rivalry Friday night.