News for Wednesday, September 9, 2009

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Coming clean: Students learn to prevent spreading germs

COVINGTON - About 150 kindergartners at Fairview Theme School are now champion hand-washers.

Newton Fund seeks grant applicants

ATLANTA - The Newton Fund, a local fund of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, announces its upcoming grant cycle for 2009.

Money donated to police Schools present $1,400 to NCSO

COVINGTON - The community continues to show its support for the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Municipal election: Williams seeking 2nd term

COVINGTON - Covington City Councilwoman Hawnethia Williams said she wants to be elected to a second term so she can continue working hard for the residents of her district.

Officers find man asleep at red light

COVINGTON - It was a little too close for comfort for two Covington Police officers Saturday night when they retrieved a loaded gun from a man who had apparently passed out in his vehicle at a red light as he exited Interstate 20, according to a CPD incident report completed by Officer Christopher Usiak.

Darrell Huckaby - 09/09/09

My Labor Day weekend was almost over when I remembered to turn on the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. I have made it a point to watch Jerry Lewis pleading for America to help his kids just about every year he started pleading - which they tell me was in 1966.

Community Calendar - 09/09/09

Sept. 9

Georgia, 0-1, in unusual position

ATHENS - No matter how many times they called it just one game, the Georgia Bulldogs can't deny that something feels a little strange.

No prom, no big deal for Open star Oudin

NEW YORK - Melanie Oudin missed the junior prom.

Slade Letter - 09/09/09

Seems like only yesterday we were told that repatriating illegals would seriously damage our economy. George Bush stated that we must continue our tradition of welcoming immigrants, and Sen. McCain told us repatriating 12-20 million illegals wasn't "practical." Books were written on the coming labor shortage. We not only continued importing 1 million legal people each year and failed to control illegal immigration altogether, we decided (Ted Kennedy decided) that our immigration policy was unfair to Eastern Hemisphere countries, so we restricted people from the Western Hemisphere - you know, people who look like you and me.

Kathleen Parker - 09/09/09 A CHOICE HE MAY REGRET

As President Barack Obama prepares to address Congress on health care reform, America's pro-life movement is gassing up.

Forrest runs into top 10 Freeman finishes with best Rockdale boys time at meet

CONYERS - Rockdale sophomore Forrest Freeman says he doesn't mind hearing, "Run, Forrest, run," a popular phrase in the 1994 movie "Forrest Gump," about a man who, among other things, loved to run.

Rams slam MLK Newton homers twice in win over region foe

COVINGTON - Whether in the field or in the batter's box, the Lady Rams played a solid game as they beat M.L. King 8-0 in five innings at Turner Lake Complex on Tuesday.

Sitton Letter - 09/09/09

Georgia and its taxpayers finance public elementary and secondary schools to provide education up to the college, or post-secondary, level. Colleges pick it up from there.