News for Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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What do you want to be?

Porterdale Elementary students can now better answer the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" after participating in the school's career day Wednesday. Representatives from a variety of professions, including a real estate agent, a personal shopper and law enforcement officers were on hand to speak with the students and answer questions.

Police say woman's death is 'suspicious'

COVINGTON -- The Covington Police Department is investigating the death of a woman found dead Wednesday afternoon in a wooded area off Washington Street.

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Businessman charged with molestation

COVINGTON -- The Covington Police Department has arrested businessman Charles L. Skrobot and charged him with child molestation.

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NCSO hunting for clues on murder victim

COVINGTON -- Newton County authorities are still searching for clues that will lead them to a suspect in the death of a 29-year-old Atlanta man whose body was found Sept. 28 in a wooded area off Piper Road.

No Child Left Inside summit to be held locally

COVINGTON -- Those interested in getting children away from the TV or computer and into the great outdoors are invited to participate in the Georgia No Child Left Inside Coalition State Summit on Children and the Outdoors. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Georgia Wildlife Federation Alcovy Conservation Center, located at 11600 Hazelbrand Road.

Sanitation worker struck by vehicle

COVINGTON -- The Georgia State Patrol is investigating an accident involving a city of Covington sanitation worker who was struck by a vehicle while performing his duties on Ga. Highway 36 near Misty Lane on Wednesday morning.

Permanent Crowell Road fix in the works

COVINGTON -- A permanent repair to the portion of Crowell Road damaged by last year's flooding is in the works. Commissioners recently approved a $124,422 contract with Moreland Altobelli Associates for the design and engineering work on the project, which Chairman Kathy Morgan estimates could take about six months to complete. Once the design work is approved, likely in spring 2011, and a contractor selected, construction can get under way. Construction is expected to take six months to a year.

Student competition inspires skilled work force

Milwaukee - High school students from around the Atlanta region have the unique opportunity to learn about interesting careers, meet potential employers, gain new skills and have fun by participating in the 2011 Construction Challenge.

GPC earns four customer service awards

By collecting four 2010 Chancellor's Customer Service Awards, Georgia Perimeter College expands its streak to three consecutive years of being recognized as a top customer service institution in Georgia.

Livingston names top students

Recently, Livingston Elementary School names its Students of the Month for August and September.

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FFA ready for the year

Over the summer, Newton High School FFA students attended a Chapter Officer Leadership Training conference.

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Indian Creek Middle School's softball team had a perfect season, 13-0

The Lady Panthers went 11-0 to win the NewRock Regular Season Championship. In the NewRock Tournament, the lady Panthers defeated Veterans Memorial Middle School and Davis Middle School to become the NewRock Tournament Champions and complete the perfect season. Coaches said the players worked hard all season and were determined to accomplish their goal of having a perfect season with great pitching, good defense and timely hitting all season. Pictured, from left to right, are (back row) Rob Gourlay, Head Coach; Sara Hodge, eighth; McKenie Powell, seventh; Raven Smith, seventh; Brittany Medlin, seventh; Alisha Hall, Assistant Coach; Charity Ellis, seventh; Ricki McKnight, seventh; Michael Smith-Foot, Assistant Coach; (middle row) Madison Hopper, eighth; Kalia Johnson, seventh; Jessica Benedict, eighth; Aubree Thacker, eighth; Keylee Wilson, manager; Kerri Dysart, manager; (bottomrow) Kiara Bagby, eighth; Shanila White, eighth; Tamerria Woods, eighth; Holley Murphy, eighth; and Caitlin Ray, seventh.

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Indian Creek Middle School's softball team had a perfect season, 13-0

The Lady Panthers went 11-0 to win the NewRock Regular Season Championship. In the NewRock Tournament, the lady Panthers defeated Veterans Memorial Middle School and Davis Middle School to become the NewRock Tournament Champions and complete the perfect season. Coaches said the players worked hard all season and were determined to accomplish their goal of having a perfect season with great pitching, good defense and timely hitting all season. Pictured, from left to right, are (back row) Rob Gourlay, Head Coach; Sara Hodge, eighth; McKenie Powell, seventh; Raven Smith, seventh; Brittany Medlin, seventh; Alisha Hall, Assistant Coach; Charity Ellis, seventh; Ricki McKnight, seventh; Michael Smith-Foot, Assistant Coach; (middle row) Madison Hopper, eighth; Kalia Johnson, seventh; Jessica Benedict, eighth; Aubree Thacker, eighth; Keylee Wilson, manager; Kerri Dysart, manager; (bottom row) Kiara Bagby, eighth; Shanila White, eighth; Tamerria Woods, eighth; Holley Murphy, eighth; and Caitlin Ray, seventh.

Police say woman's death is 'suspicious'

COVINGTON — The Covington Police Department is investigating the death of a woman found dead Wednesday afternoon in a wooded area off Washington Street.

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