News for Saturday, September 8, 2012


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Late Eastside surge needed to overtake Jackson

COVINGTON -- Eastside's defense rose to the challenge of stopping Jackson until their offense got on track as the Eagles came back from behind scoring 13 points in the fourth quarter for the 23-14 win on Friday.. Training 14-3, Eastside's Cameron Boyd caught a 45-yard pass from Damario Terrell

Grady wins second meet

ATHENS -- Newton cross country runner Alex Grady won his second meet of the season taking the top spot with a time of 17 minutes, 15 seconds in a seven-team meet at Athens Academy on Thursday.. Even with his first place finish, it wasn't enough for the team standings

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Local runner wins 29th Fuzz Run

COVINGTON -- Local runners returned to prominence winning the 29th Fuzz Run on Saturday.. The participant's increased from last year's just over 1,800 runners to the 2,024 runners in this year's event.. Covington's Eric John took the top spot in the men's division with a time of 18 minutes, 12

Literacy groups see progress in rates, struggle amid funding cuts

September is National Literacy Month.

Four rezonings to go before Planning Commission

The Planning Commission will hear requests for four rezonings on Salem Road.

Newton County parent arrested after dust-up at East Newton Elementary

East Newton Elementary School placed on lockdown after parent allegedly drives across grass in parking area and threatens school employees.

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Rockdale mentor program seeking more volunteers

Mentor Harold McAdams takes his mentee, Tamarion Flemister, to places like Dairy Queen where they can get a treat. He also helps the boy with his homework and sometimes plays basketball with him. But the most important activity McAdams does with his 10-year-old mentee is to pay attention

Rockdale deputy's wife arrested second time

Rockdale deputy's wife arrested a second time after allegedly rammiing his vehicle, according to NCSO.

Technical school board approves tuition, fees hike

The state board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia approved the system's request for a tuition increase of $10 per credit hour starting next year.