News for Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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Sweet provisions

U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Joe Burke stacks cases of cookies into the arms of Girl Scout Ginny Fahs of Troop 20352 in Atlanta. Fahs delivered 7,000 boxes of cookies to the Covington National Guard Armory on Wednesday morning.

Center will be run by rec. panel

COVINGTON -- The Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday night that the Newton County Recreation Commission will run the new Nelson Heights Community Center after months of disagreement over the building's management and purpose.

Parents question theme school changes

COVINGTON -- Even more changes may face the Newton County School System parent-involvement theme schools next school year.

Foreclosures top 1,800 in '09

COVINGTON -- Foreclosures in Newton County totaled 1,852 in 2009, up from 1,500 in 2008, according to the Newton County Tax Assessors Office.

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Rams moving on

The Newton Rams celebrate as they continue their winning ways in the Class AAAAA state basketball tournament Tuesday night.

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March designated as Youth Art Month

Members of the Service Guild of Covington recently assisted the Newton Arts Association with the hanging of the True Colours Youth Art Exhibit at the Newton County Library as part of their organization's Youth Art Month.

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Ride for Mike

Friends of the late Michael Moss, shown here with son Dillan, are sponsoring a motorcycle ride fundraiser on March 13 beginning at Granite Mountain Harley-Davidson in Conyers and ending at the 142 Bar & Grill in Newborn.

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Local bands come together for Haiti benefit concert

CONYERS -- Using a mix of quick thinking, musical experience, prayer and the talent of a few local bands, Matthew Eldridge has created a compilation of music to help the earthquake victims in Haiti.

Foreclosures top 1,800 in '09

COVINGTON — Foreclosures in Newton County totaled 1,852 in 2009, up from 1,500 in 2008, according to the Newton County Tax Assessors Office.

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