News for Monday, August 30, 2010


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Tilling the earth

Clark's Grove resident Jim Bryan tills his soil the old-fashioned way in preparation for fall planting. He said he's hoping to produce kale, turnips and cabbage, as well as some other vegetables.

Diversity a hot topic at city retreat

COVINGTON -- Diversity in the city's work force became the topic of a tense but restrained discussion among City Council members at their Strategic Planning Retreat at The Oaks on Monday.

Board not in favor of CSC plan

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Board of Education has officially challenged the Georgia Charter School Commission decision to create state commission charter schools.

Man seriously hurt in wreck

COVINGTON -- A one-vehicle crash on Interstate 20 about 12:30 a.m. Saturday resulted in serious injury for the driver, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Legion to crank up Labor Day

CONYERS -- Organizers promise a day of fun for the entire family and urge the community to make plans to celebrate Labor Day with American Legion Post 77 during its first combined car show and family festival.