News for Thursday, September 3, 2009

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Chamber kicks off Buy Local campaign

COVINGTON - The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is urging residents to support the local economy.

Officials mull attorney's fees

COVINGTON - County commissioners are trying to decide whether to pay more than $6,000 in attorney's fees for work that was not authorized by the Board of Commissioners.

Man drives vehicle into school trailer 40-year-old charged with driving under the influence

COVINGTON - The Newton County Sheriff's Office arrested a Covington man on a charge of driving under the influence after he drove his car alongside a Dumpster and under a special-needs classroom trailer at Indian Creek Middle School on Tuesday morning, police said.

Covington man arrested after car chase to Atlanta

BRASELTON - From Banks County to Atlanta - police are compiling a list of charges against a man who led them on a one-and-a-half hour chase Monday.

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Social Circle police chief resigns; 1 officer fired

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Social Circle Police Chief Steve Shelton resigned this week in the wake of the termination of one officer and an investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Falcons' Hill fills Foxworth's cornerback spot

ATLANTA - Dominique Foxworth is back home in Baltimore with a big contract and the former Atlanta defensive back is grateful the Falcons showed faith in him last year.

Alcovy dominates Jonesboro in 36-0 win

COVINGTON - Twenty-six - that's how many runs Alcovy scored in the first inning in a three-inning, 36-0 win over Jonesboro on Wednesday.

Heritage in search of a Patriot dozen Cross country seeks 12th straight area title, state trip

CONYERS - The names may change, but the goals remain the same every year for the Heritage cross country teams.

Attitude is Newton's top focus

COVINGTON - It's not blocking, tackling or play execution that the Rams are going to have to improve as they prepare to take on McIntosh on the road Friday. It's attitude.

Ball-handling key as Pats host Raiders

Heritage coach Chad Frazier didn't hesitate when asked what his team needed to work on from last weekend's season-opening loss to Salem.

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Eastside tops Jackson Co., falls to Hart Co.

HARTWELL - The Lady Eagles volleyball team split their three-way match against Hart County and Jackson County on Monday.