News for Saturday, September 19, 2009


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Storage use saves money for schools

COVINGTON - The property management team at the Newton County School System has been busy recently trying to reduce the amount of clutter and also increase revenue.

Queen of the Tigers

Alcovy High School senior Lea McDonald expresses her happy surprise as she is named the 2009 Homecoming queen during halftime ceremonies at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday night. Lea is escorted by her father, Brett McDonald, during the ceremony that managed to avoid the rain that had been coming down all day. The school's Homecoming king will be named at the homecoming dance tonight. The senior Homecoming court included Chelsea Skinner, Nikki Loggins, Holly Oakes, Nikki Cook, Kailyn Maynard, Esonia Webb and Sidney Wesley.

Newton Phone Poll - 09/19/09

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Design for new Porter library complete

COVINGTON - The design for the proposed Porter Memorial Branch Library in western Newton County is complete and the Newton County Library Board of Trustees is taking bids to select a general contractor, Library Director Greg Heid announced this week.

Covington to service vehicles for Porterdale

PORTERDALE - In an effort to reduce costs, Porterdale has secured an agreement with the city of Covington to have its vehicles serviced and maintained by Covington's fleet maintenance department.

Fire Service gets prevention grant

COVINGTON - The Newton County Fire Service received a $1,200 fire prevention grant from FM Global, a leading property insurer of the world's largest businesses, based in Johnston, R.I.

Newton to get millions from stimulus County will receive $21M for road improvements

COVINGTON - Newton County is getting a big chunk of stimulus dollars for transportation projects.

Government Meetings - 09/19/09


Big play crushes Patriots Game's lone score comes on Winder's 92-yard TD

WINDER - Winder-Barrow quarterback Christian Davila had been trying all game to connect with his top receiver, Trent Demeritte, on a big play. With the seconds ticking down on the third quarter clock, the duo finally found each other.

Community Calendar - 09/19/09

Sept. 19

Restless Razorbacks ready for challenge

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - From the moment Arkansas' schedule was released in February, its Southeastern Conference opener stood out.

Hurricanes downgraded after Salem's second-half surge

CONYERS - If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then Salem's 21-8 victory over Monroe Area wasn't exactly a masterpiece.

Critical stops lift Alcovy to Homecoming win against Stockbridge

COVINGTON - The Tigers' defense made its presence known in Alcovy's first Homecoming win, beating Stockbridge 14-7 at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday night.