News for Wednesday, September 18, 2013


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Heritage shuts out Eastside for second time in five days

The Heritage softball team put an end to its first losing streak of the season Wednesday.

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Salem takes advantage of Newton mistakes for win

Newton’s softball team gave a heartbreaker away to Salem committing six errors as the Lady Seminoles took a 4-3 win on Wednesday.

Douglas votes against LMIG bid

The county commission approved a bid of $1,167,134 from Pittman Construction Inc. out of Conyers to handle Local Maintenance Improvement Grant projects, but one commissioner voted in opposition because he’s not happy with one of the projects.

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Newton fans gear up for the season

Newton fans gear up for the season

These are football feature photos of the Friday, Sept. 13 game between Alcovy and Eastside.

Covington police look into a rash of car break-ins

Covington police are investigating a rash of automobile break-ins that have occurred this week.

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Newton gets $400K in DOT Quick Response money

Newton County transportation got a nearly $1.3 million boost from the Georgia Department of Transportation Tuesday.

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Richt impressed with Mean Green

Georgia coach Mark Richt isn’t taking North Texas lightly. To outside observers, North Texas presents a break in a brutal September stretch for Georgia that’s already included games against Clemson and South Carolina and will conclude with a Sept. 28 matchup against LSU. But Richt looks at a North Texas team that’s off to a 2-1 start that starts nine upperclassmen (juniors or seniors) on offense and 10 on defense.

NCSS approves proposal to work with math consultants

NCSS approves proposal to work with consultants to boost math scores

Heritage tries to start win streak in Athens

After one half of football last Friday it looked as if Heritage was headed for unfamiliar territory: a losing record after three games.

Tigers face Jackson in final game before region play

Win or lose, all Alcovy wants to do is show improvement in their final tune-up game before starting Region 2-AAAAAA play as the Tigers go up against Jackson play at 7 p.m. at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Fox sighted at South Salem Elementary School

Students kept inside for two days out of precaution

A fox was sighted at South Salem Elementary School, causing administrators to keep students inside out of precaution.

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Teenager snatched from Ga. home found alive

A teenager abducted from her suburban Atlanta home by armed men who snatched her during a home invasion has been found alive, more than 24 hours after she went missing.

Community Calendar for Sept. 19, 2013

Community Calendar for Sept. 19, 2013