News for Saturday, September 5, 2009

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Districts given option on Obama speech President to give message to students during Tuesday talk

ATLANTA - Although President Barack Obama wants every student to hear a special back-to-school address next week, some might not get to watch it with their peers.

Newton Phone Poll - 09/05/09

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NCSS hopes for $3.1M grant for career academy

COVINGTON - To the Newton County School System, the Labor Day holiday signifies the end of a lot of hard work - as well as hopefully the beginning of even harder work to come.

Labor Day weekend: Police prep for traffic

COVINGTON - Area law enforcement agencies are gearing up for one of the biggest travel weekends of the year and vow they are going to do everything they can to make sure travelers are safe.

Qualifying closed for Nov. ballot

COVINGTON - Qualifying for the Nov. 3 Municipal Election brought out some political newcomers as well as seasoned veterans this week.

From tykes to teens Covington resident puts on bi-annual consignment sale

At 22, Laura Johns held her first large scale consignment sale on Green Street in Conyers with 18 people putting their wares up for purchase. A disappointed Johns earned only $100 from the sale but vowed to make it a more profitable event next time.

Pats fall on late TD 13-12 Habersham takes lead with 37 seconds to go

CONYERS - For the second straight week, mistakes and missed opportunities spelled doom for Heritage.

Salem scores 21 straight to beat Rockdale

CONYERS - By the time the final seconds ticked off the clock Friday at Reid Stadium, Salem had seemingly forgotten all about a dreary first half. Scoring 21 straight points can have that kind of effect on a team.

Yellow Jackets look for repeat win over Gamecocks

ATLANTA - Jack Crowe says he likes Georgia Tech's spread option offense. The Jacksonville State coach especially likes Yellow Jackets running back Junior Jonathan Dwyer.

Alcovy wins its first county title Tigers top Eagles in defensive battle

COVINGTON - Three interceptions, a fumble recovery and a stingy defense allowed Alcovy to get not only its first win over Eastside, it also gave the Tigers their first Newton County championship after beating the Eagles 3-0 on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Bulldogs face Cowboys in early-season showdown

STILLWATER, Okla. - Get ready for a season opener unlike any other at Oklahoma State.

Newton rebounds with win Rams come out on top 42-14 after early deficit

PEACHTREE CITY - Led by senior quarterback Tyree Williams and an opportunistic defense, Newton overcame an early deficit to even its record at 1-1 with a convincing 42-14 win over McIntosh on Friday night.

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