News for Saturday, August 7, 2010


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WWII-era plane restored for 75th anniversary

For more than a decade, a derelict blue and white DC-3 sat parked on the edge of the tarmac at Covington Municipal Airport, slowly losing its battle with the elements, while providing a home for uncounted wasps.

Scammers targeting veterans

COVINGTON -- Things aren't always what they seem, warns Tommy Clack, field manager and veterans service officer for the Georgia Department of Veterans Services for the east side of Atlanta.

Motion filed to overturn life sentence

CONYERS -- A request for a new trial has been filed for the Conyers man convicted of armed robbery and recently sentenced to life in prison.

Heritage High School earns sportsmanship award

CONYERS -- Heritage High School was one of 38 schools in Georgia and the only school in Rockdale County to receive the 2010 Georgia EMC Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship award.

Newborn hikes its water rates

NEWBORN — Newborn residents will see an increase in their water bills later this month following an increase to water rates approved by the Town Council Monday night.

Live-in nurse, boyfriend accused of theft of medications

COVINGTON — The Newton County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division is looking into allegations that a nurse and her boyfriend stole medications from her patient.

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Back to the books

COVINGTON — Friday was an emotional day for many Newton County students and their parents.

Food pantry nearly bare, needs help

COVINGTON — Earlier this week, the Newton County Community Food Pantry was down to peanut butter, jelly and baked beans. Since that time, it has received additional goods from local churches that are regular donors, but supplies still remain low, said Executive Director Rosalee Thompson. Even staples like macaroni and cheese are depleted.