News for Thursday, September 17, 2009

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Play/work day set for Saturday at park

COVINGTON - Children and adults alike are invited to Chimney Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to take part in a play/work day.

Master crafters

Top right, Pauline Eubanks smiles as she participates in a pottery painting group at Turner Lake Complex on Wednesday. Bottom right, Marilyn Bates and Isabel Moure get a head start on Christmas, painting these holiday-themed pottery items. The senior center at the complex offers pottery painting Mondays through Wednesdays.

Center may change its management Rec. Commission may take over Nelson Heights

COVINGTON - The Newton County Recreation Commission could take over management of the new Nelson Heights Community Center.

Men arrested for break-in while teen at home

COVINGTON - Two men who allegedly broke into a house where a 13-year-old girl was home alone have been arrested and charged with burglary.

Lady Tigers still perfect in region

COVINGTON - Alcovy remains perfect in Region 4-AAAA with a record of 7-0 after making Forest Park its latest victim following their 12-0, four-inning win Tuesday.

Violent crime sees decrease in Covington

COVINGTON - Violent crime decreased by 29 percent in the city of Covington between 2007 and 2008, according to statistics released Monday by the FBI, while property crimes increased by 10 percent over the same period.

Airport runway to close Monday for work

COVINGTON - The runway at Covington Municipal Airport will be closed beginning Monday for rehabilitation.

NCSS OKs more cuts to budget

COVINGTON - Newton County School System employees will take another cut this year in order for the system to make up for unexpected reductions in revenue.

Gonzalez takes Zen approach to TE

FLOWERY BRANCH - Tony Gonzalez is the Zen master of tight ends, a guy with Hall of Fame credentials still seeking ultimate perfection.

Leader on the court Hawkins, Williams take top honors

Jamon Hawkins did a little bit of everything for the Newton boys basketball team during the 2008-09 season.

Heritage works on defense Patriots meet Bulldoggs Friday

CONYERS - Just 13 days ago, the Heritage football team watched Habersham Central score a late touchdown to win a one-point game, knocking the Patriots to 0-2 in Region 8-AAAA.

Government Meetings - 09/17/09

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Miami aiming to solve Ga. Tech hex

MIAMI - National championship possibilities in 2005. A four-game winning streak in 2006. Hopes of returning to the Top 25 in 2007. An opportunity to clinch a trip to the Atlantic Coast Conference title game in 2008.

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