News for Wednesday, April 7, 2010


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Mini astronomy workshops event to be held

With the Charlie Elliott astronomy group having been involved with various telescope construction projects over the past year, this month's meeting will feature a workshop on astro-imaging, astrophotography and telescope storage cases, among other things.

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I-20 wreck snarls traffic

Rush-hour traffic was disrupted for at least 90 minutes Wednesday morning when a tractor-trailer loaded with rebar and other building supplies overturned on Interstate 20 westbound near mile marker 96.

Chamber hires new president

COVINGTON -- Local businessman Hunter Hall has been hired as the new president of the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce, the board of directors announced Wednesday.

City sets comment time limit

COVINGTON -- The Covington City Council has set a time limit on public comments at its meetings, following what Mayor Kim Carter said had been abuse of the privilege to speak before the council in recent weeks.

Accountant pleads guilty to tax evasion

COVINGTON -- A Covington certified public accountant was recently convicted on charges of tax evasion, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.

GWF to host Get Outdoors

COVINGTON -- The Georgia Wildlife Federation is encouraging families to enjoy the beauty of nature at its Alcovy Conservation Center during its Get Outdoors event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Motorcycle ride set to benefit cancer research

CONYERS -- For most motorcyclists, Saturday's ride from Prospect United Methodist Church will be an enjoyable ride through the countryside. But for Nicole Gilliland and her family, it means much more.

City railroad meeting canceled

Tonight's Covington City Council work session concerning purchase of a railroad has been canceled and rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29 at City Hall.