News for Wednesday, May 18, 2011


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Fresh from the farm

Folks at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on Clark Street began what will be known as the Clark Street Farmers Market on Wednesday afternoon.

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Downtown rules to stay for parking

COVINGTON -- An effort to suspend enforcement of parking rules downtown failed at the City Council meeting Monday night.

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BOE tentatively approves 2012 budget

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Board of Education is moving forward with its budget for the 2011-12 school year.

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Fire destroys two-story home

COVINGTON -- Newton County Fire Service investigators are trying to determine the cause of a blaze that gutted a home in western Newton County Tuesday night.

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Testimony examines history of Mount Zion

Court testimony revealed Tuesday that a charitable foundation with the Stone Mountain Baptist Association turned down the opportunity to receive all the Mt. Zion Baptist Church property, paving the way for another individual with ties to the SMBA to accept the conveyance.

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Trooper shoots suspect following foot chase

COVINGTON -- A Georgia State Patrol trooper from Post 46 in Monroe shot and killed a man who had threatened that he had a gun following a traffic stop in Oxford Wednesday afternoon, according to the GSP spokesman Gordy Wright.

Vietnam vet won't let disability affect career

CONYERS — As a former high school athlete, Max Cleland loved to compete. He never let the loss of an arm and both legs in Vietnam stop him and it was that competitive spirit that led the former third baseman from Lithonia High School to eventually become a U.S. senator.