News for Saturday, April 26, 2008


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Police arrest 2 hiding under attic insulation

COVINGTON - Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies proved true the old adage, "You can run, but you can't hide," last week when they took two wanted people into custody after they attempted to make themselves invisible by covering up with insulation in their attics.

On the beat: Man stopped after near collision with patrol car

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

Man taken into custody on child enticement charges NHS student charged in horseshoe threat

COVINGTON - A 43-year-old Newton County man has been arrested and charged with enticing a child for indecent purposes.

'Let's take it to the next level' Porterdale increases its code enforcement

PORTERDALE - City Council members gave the green light Thursday night to more aggressive enforcement of the housing code.

Flying high Local women have a passion for piloting

COVINGTON - In the male-dominated world of helicopter pilots, Newton County residents Katie Downey and Genia Powell are defying the status quo.

Community health forum scheduled

COVINGTON - A new group is trying to help families with special-needs children in Newton and Rockdale counties and has activities planned this week.

Heritage drops 9-7 decision to Loganville

CONYERS - The Heritage baseball team never gave up against Loganville on Friday night at Danny Blue Field.

Rockdale Citizen Poll 4/26/2008

"The kitchen staff at Rockdale Health Care Center apparently needs a cookbook. Five of the last six days the residents have been served soup and a sandwich. (Monday: minestrone/tuna; Wednesday: tomato/grill cheese; Thursday: BBQ/runny, out of a box potato salad; Friday: potato/ham and cheese and Saturday: minestrone/turkey). The low rating the state inspector gave them is nothing compared to what they deserve."

Wild 6-3 win for Atlanta Cox ejected for first time this year

NEW YORK - Jair Jurrjens had himself a pretty streaky night.

Community Calendar 4/26/2008


Newton Citizen Poll 4/26/2008

This week's Newton Citizen Poll was an open line:

Hubert, Hunter claim region track titles Six athletes earn trips to Class AAAA state meet

LOGANVILLE - Eastside's Dominique Hubert and Heritage's Mikel Hunter earned berths to the Class AAAA state track meet and won Region 8-AAAA titles Friday at Red Devil Stadium.

Government Meetings 4/26/2008


Too little, too late Rockdale rallies, but falls to Winder-Barrow 7-4

CONYERS - In a dog-eat-dog world, the Winder-Barrow Bulldoggs took a bite out of the Rockdale Bulldogs on Friday, winning 7-4 at Rockdale County High School.

Salem blanks Alcovy

COVINGTON - The Salem baseball team moved to 20-4 on the season and 18-4 in Region 8-AAAA play with a 4-0 win over Alcovy on Friday.