News for Friday, October 26, 2007


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Quilt guild holds charity auction

Cotton Boll Quilt Guild president Debra Crane learned to sew out of necessity. As a mother of three growing children on a tight budget, she made household items like draperies and table clothes.

Loyal Francona has Sox in Series for second time

BOSTON - Dustin Pedroia connected, and the Fenway Park crowd went crazy. Fans hollered, teammates hugged the rookie and the Game 7 rout was on.

Safety gets chance to stick it to UF Georgia notebook

ATHENS - Kelin Johnson grew up cheering for Miami and Florida State. He never cared much for Florida, and apparently the feeling was mutual.

Do as the Lord said and help feed the local flock

Editor's Note: Due to a technical error, the following column did not appear in the Thursday edition of the Citizen. Ric Latarski's column will be back on Tuesday.

Man charged with sodomy, false imprisonment

COVINGTON - A Covington man was arrested and charged with sodomy last week after he allegedly assaulted a woman who was staying at his home.

Builders to hold clay shoot

COVINGTON - The Newton County Home Builders Association will hold a clay shoot Nov. 6 to benefit its scholarship fund for local high school students.

Lose the razor and save water

I hate shaving.

Seminoles look to keep spotless region record

CONYERS - Salem and Heritage square off tonight in a battle for county bragging rights.

Exceptional educators School system selects top three teachers

COVINGTON - Three Newton County teachers received a surprise Thursday morning - they were selected as the Newton County School System's top three finalists for 2008 Teacher of the Year.

Lackey found guilty

COVINGTON - Following two days of testimony and arguments in the case, a Newton County jury found Steven Bernard Lackey guilty Thursday of the murder of Larry Richardson Jr.

J.H. House Elementary celebrates 40 years of education

Built in 1967, J.H. House Elementary School will celebrate its 40th year of education during the 2007-2008 school year. The unveiling of a portrait honoring past principal Joyce Hooper will take place today at the school with all students present.

Playoffs on the line for Tigers, Eagles

COVINGTON - Tonight's game between Eastside and Alcovy has more implications than the right to claim the Newton County championship. It could mean a trip to the Region 8-AAAA playoffs as the two square off at 7:30 p.m. today at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Falcons' defense remains unsettled

FLOWERY BRANCH - Trey Lewis spent the last three months learning the nuances of nose tackle from Grady Jackson.

Historic gym gets $250K

COVINGTON - The renovation of the Cousins Gym recently got a $250,000 boost from the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation.