News for Wednesday, February 27, 2013


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Richardson's hat trick against Morrow leads to area win

COVINGTON -- Rysan Richardson may have been knocked around, but he was able to maintain his balance and focus long enough to score three goals, giving Alcovy a 4-1 win over Morrow to start Area 2-AAAAAA play on Tuesday.

Carter selected to ODP team

Heritage soccer player Mady Carter received a huge honor recently. The junior goalkeeper was named to the Georgia ODP Youth Soccer team and will play in the ODP (Olympic Development Program) National Championship this weekend at the FC Dallas Stadium Complex in Frisco, Texas.

Needham, Bailey lead Salem over Rockdale

CONYERS -- Rockdale had baserunners all evening against Salem starter Garrett Needham. But rarely did any of those runners touch the plate, allowing Needham and the Seminoles to keep up their recent dominance of their crosstown rivals.

BOC votes to bid out lawn service

The BOC unanimously voted to put the lawn care contract out to bid.

Bill designating Porterdale as Drug Free Commercial Zone is well on its way

A bill designating Porterdale as a Drug Free Commercial Zone has passed the Georgia House and is on its way to the Senate.

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Covington to hold 12-week Public Safety Citizen's Academy

The city of Covington will be holding it's first Public Safety Citizen's Academy beginning Thursday, April 11.

School board approves new safety measures

The school board has approved some new security measures for Newton schools.

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Adams wins Pat Patrick Award

Louise B. Adams is the recipient of the 5th Annual Pat Patrick Big Heart Award.

Sockwell, Sewell roads flooded in Newton County; no further flooding expected

Flooding is reported over Sockwell and Sewell roads in Newton County, but no further flooding is expected.