News for Tuesday, August 10, 2010


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BOE showdowns set

COVINGTON -- The race for the District 1 seat on the Newton County Board of Education has been decided, and the contest for the District 3 seat is ready to heat up again.

Jeffares takes 17th Senate; Welch in 110th

COVINGTON -- Former Henry County Commissioner Rick Jeffares handily beat political newcomer Todd Hilton in the race for the Georgia Senate District 17 seat in the general primary Republican runoff Tuesday night.

Republican runoff for governor too close to call

ATLANTA -- The bitter, Republican runoff for Georgia governor between former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal and ex-Secretary of State Karen Handel was too close to call Tuesday night.

Zon appointed district attorney

COVINGTON -- Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday his appointment of Layla Zon as district attorney for the Alcovy Judicial Circuit.

Teen injured when struck by pickup

PORTERDALE -- A 14-year-old Covington boy sustained a head injury Friday evening after being struck by a vehicle as he jogged along Highway 81 south of Porterdale near Livingston Elementary School.

Foreclosure prevention workshop Sat.

COVINGTON -- Homeowners facing foreclosure could find help at a free workshop this weekend hosted by a local nonprofit organization.

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Statewide runoff election results

Statewide runoff election results

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Meadors, Henderson-Baker win Board of Education primary runoff races

Meadors, Henderson-Baker win Board of Education primary runoff races.