News for Saturday, April 12, 2008


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Students to take state assessment tests

COVINGTON - Newton County elementary and middle school students have just over a week before they have to take their annual CRCT, or Criterion-Referenced Competency Test.

Conyers woman wins $1M

CONYERS - Broken mirrors and the number 13 are generally considered bad omens, but not so for one Conyers woman.

Alcovy Road Bridge reopens

County officials and employees celebrated the reopening of Alcovy Road Bridge Friday afternoon with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The bridge has been closed for rehabilitation for three months. The bridge's concrete deck, concrete side barriers and steel reinforcement were replaced due to water damage. The project was funded with special purpose local option sales tax revenues.

Woman, 26, robbed at gunpoint

COVINGTON - A resident of Heritage Park apartment complex told the Newton County Sheriff's Office that she was robbed at gunpoint inside her apartment Monday night.

Newton Medical Center gala tickets on sale Proceeds to benefit Women's Diagnostic Center

COVINGTON - Tickets are now on sale for the Newton Medical Center Auxiliary's Annual Spring Gala.

On the Beat: Residential area hunting still illegal

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at

Raiders too much for Pats

MOUNT AIRY - Habersham Central's Juan Vargas was too much for Heritage, especially a Patriots' squad depleted by spring break.

Immelman leads Masters; Tiger at -1

AUGUSTA - Anyone who thought this Masters might be the start of something grand must have struggled to stay awake Friday while watching another performance from Tiger Woods that hardly matched the hype.

Rockdale Citizen Poll - 04/12/2008

This week's Citizen Poll was an open line ...

Title within reach Lady 'Noles top Heritage; Salem boys lose in PKs

CONYERS - Salem's soccer squads collected a split with the competition Friday night at Reid Memorial Stadium in the second round of the Region 8-AAAA tournament.

Hudson on the mark in Braves' 3-0 victory

WASHINGTON - Tim Hudson scattered three hits over eight innings, outpitching Nationals starter Matt Chico, and the Atlanta Braves beat Washington 3-0 on Friday night.

Newton Citizen Poll - 04/12/2008

"All the news reports about Sen. Barrack Hussein Obama's church minister's 'sermons' [sic] have caused me concern. For the past several weeks I have read everything published and listened to all the radio and TV discussions. I have not discussed it with any of my friends, neighbors, or relatives, but I have listened to them discuss it. I have finally thought it over long enough to reach a decision about what I personally think of it all. In fact, I have reduced my feelings about it to simply one little sentence - They don't say things like his preacher and congregation said in my church, and if they did, I would find another church in a New York heartbeat!"

Hawks keep control of playoff destiny with win

NEW YORK - Joe Johnson kept the Atlanta Hawks in control of the race for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, scoring 34 points Friday night in a 116-104 victory over the New York Knicks.