News for Thursday, September 2, 2010


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Woodard 50th Anniversary

Drs. Lawrence and Alma Woodard of Conyers (formerly of Bartow, Fla.) were honored by their children with a 50th wedding anniversary on June 26 at Eagles Landing Country Club in Stockbridge. The theme for the event was "Love is a Many Splendored Thing."

Newton Blotter 9/3/2010

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:* Harold Glenn Akens, 47, 15 Mulberry St., Porterdale, drinking in public, public drunkenness.* James Amos Jr., 42, 4301 Allgood Way, Stone Mountain, probation violation.* Fewentez Franchot Avery, 33, 10118 Hidden Branches Way, sale, distribution, possession, etc. of dangerous drugs, possession of cocaine.* John Hugh Baggett III, 25, 45 Secret Gardens, Social Circle, theft by taking.

Perdue appoints Whatley to water board

Covington resident and City Council member Mike Whatley has been appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue to a second term on the The Georgia State Board of Examiners for the Certification of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators and Laboratory Analysts.

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Pay tribute to the working man

This holiday weekend is set aside to pay tribute to the American labor force, and Terrance Daniels, an independent contractor with Terrance Daniels Custom Painting and Repairs, is one such worker. Earlier this week Daniels was repairing a porch column at a Floyd Street residence owned by Jay Jaynes, a Savannah transplant who has lived in Covington approximately a year.

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Jazzing it up on the Square

It must be fall because Concerts on the Square has returned for September. Kicking off the series were the Jazz Guardians with the U.S. Army Band at Fort McPherson. Keeping time to the music are Pamela Consuegra and children, Tucker, 2, and Addie, 9 months. Future noon concerts are: Sept. 9, The Daniel Jackson Band; Sept. 16, Johnny Roquemore and the Apostles of Bluegrass; Sept. 23, Frankie's Blues Mission; and Sept. 30, Hannah Thomas and Friends.

AAA: More will travel for holiday

AAA Auto Club South is anticipating that more travelers will be on the road this Labor Day weekend than last year, and they may be paying less at the gas pumps.

Porterdale eyes going to two tax bills

The City Council will consider an ordinance to change the city's tax billing from one installment to at least two following a presentation by City Clerk Judy Johnson at the Aug. 26 work session.

Man accused of stabbing neighbor in the head with scissors

COVINGTON — A man was stabbed in the head with a pair of scissors Wednesday night, and a suspect was arrested in connection with the incident, according to the Covington Police Department.

Eagles vs. Rams Fox 5's Game of the Week

COVINGTON — Fans of the Eastside Eagles and Newton Rams football teams, get your game faces ready.