News for Wednesday, June 9, 2010


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Man convicted of killing two executed

Melbert Ray Ford died by lethal injection at 7:27 p.m. Wednesday, 23 years after he was convicted in the murders of his ex-girlfriend, Martha Chapman Matich, and her 11-year-old niece, Lisa Chapman.

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Learning the game: Eastside High hosts annual football camp

The Eastside Eagle football team is training a new flock of players this week.

County may save green on lawn care

Commissioners met again Tuesday night to mull their options regarding the fiscal year 2011 budget.

BOE: Outlook on budget grim

The Newton County Board of Education held its first two public budget hearings this week with little presence from the public.