News for Saturday, February 9, 2013


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Newton closes out gym with split against Druid Hills

COVINGTON -- It was a bittersweet night for Newton's basketball team Friday as it split a doubleheader against Druid Hills.. The Lady Rams had no trouble securing the No. 2 seed for the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament starting on Tuesday with a 49-28 win while the boys let an eight

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Oaks Course's quality a big draw around area

COVINGTON -- It's apparent the staff at The Oaks Course not only loves the business of golf, but it also enjoys helping others.. Not only is The Oaks Course the home to two local high school golf teams, Newton and Alcovy. It also provides block off valuable tee times to

PREP ROUNDUP: Eastside scores 23 points at state swimming

ATLANTA -- Eastside's swim team competed in three events in the state finals at Georgia Tech on Saturday.. The 200 medley relay, consisting of Jack Mitchell, Robbie Ellwanger, Joey Ellwanger and Samuel Stewart, finished ninth overall in a time of 1 minute, 42.48 seconds.. In the 400 freestyle relay, starting

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Georgia Gwinnett softball splits inaugural games

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The inaugural season of Georgia Gwinnett College softball didn't get off to a good start, but it didn't take long for the next step to be a great one.. Playing for the first time in school history, GGC split a doubleheader with Faulkner University as the Grizzlies dropped

EPD issues approval of Bear Creek

The EPD has issued its final approval of the Bear Creek Reservoir.

Puppetry Arts Center partners with Georgia libraries

The Center for Puppetry Arts has partnered with Georgia Public Libraries to provide free passes.

Snapping Shoals EMC will send teens to D.C.

Snapping Shoals EMC is currently accepting applications from area high school sophomores and juniors to compete for an all-expense-paid spot on the 2013 Washington Youth Tour.

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Goodman attends Mayors' Day

Covington Councilwoman Janet Goodman attends Mayors Day.

Conyers Police offering gun safety class

The Conyers Police Department will hold a free gun safety course.

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CSX sends scores of volunteers to improve Boys & Girls Club

In the game room of the Conyers Boys and Girls Club, a group of people assemble, sand and paint park benches. More work in the kitchen, putting fresh color on the walls and painting food murals.. A group outside on the ball field clears away sod to reveal fresh dirt