News for Thursday, September 24, 2009

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Wet road to recovery County to evaluate infrastructure after water recedes

COVINGTON - County officials are adopting a wait-and-see attitude when it comes to opening up more than a dozen roads that are closed due to flooding.

Congressman Marshall to hold town hall meeting Saturday

COVINGTON - Congressman Jim Marshall, a Democrat representing Georgia's 8th district, will hold a town hall meeting for his constituents Saturday.

County schools to reopen today

COVINGTON - Although continued flooding and road closures forced schools in Newton County to close Wednesday, officials decided Wednesday afternoon that they would reopen today.

225,000 gallons of sewage spills into river

COVINGTON - The Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority reported a sewage spill of an estimated 225,000 gallons into the Yellow River on Wednesday.

Effects from flood will linger awhile Officials urge caution, say river won't recede quickly

COVINGTON - Flood waters from the Yellow River are slowly subsiding but are still making their presence felt in Newton County.

Community Calendar - 09/24/09

Sept. 24

Ryan looking forward to homecoming

FLOWERY BRANCH - There's no question Boston is Tom Brady's town, but another favorite son is returning for what he hopes will be a successful homecoming.

Heritage hopes to break trend Clarke Central leads series 9-3 when playing Patriots

CONYERS - It's been a difficult start to the season for the Heritage football team. After scoring three points in the season opener against Salem, losing on a last-minute touchdown to Habersham Central and falling 7-0 to Winder-Barrow last week, the Patriots (1-3) are firmly entrenched in win-every-week mode.

Georgia to keep playing Florida in Jacksonville

ATHENS - Forget Atlanta or going back to campus. The annual Georgia-Florida football game is staying in Jacksonville.

Alcovy on the road Tigers head to Jonesboro

COVINGTON - Caution is the word of the day as Alcovy prepares to travel to Jonesboro to take on the seemingly helpless Cardinals at Tara Stadium on Friday.

Government Meetings - 09/24/09

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