News for Saturday, August 23, 2008


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On the Beat: Thieves take car, run out of fuel

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

NCSS students score below state, nation on ACT

COVINGTON - Averages of the 2008 ACT scores at each of Newton County's three public high schools were below state and national averages, according to results released by the Newton County School System Wednesday.

Prepping for the season

Newton matches state regs

COVINGTON - After three years of working to improve its erosion and sediment control program, Newton County has met state requirements, a representative with the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission recently told county commissioners.

Newton Citizen Poll 8/23/2008

The Newton Citizen Poll is a compilation of opinions contributed by readers. This week's poll is an open line.

Police: Worker culprit in theft

COVINGTON - A Covington Wal-Mart employee has been arrested and charged with theft by taking, according to the Covington Police Department.

New region, new hope for Tiger runners

COVINGTON - The Alcovy cross country squads are hoping that their third season will be one to remember this fall.

Government Meetings 8/23/2008


Goals not changing for Patriots Cross country teams seek to extend 10-year state streak

CONYERS - For the Heritage cross country squads, the goal this season is to extend their decade of dominance.

Eagles believe region, state titles in reach

COVINGTON - Limit the mental mistakes. Always play hard. Win county championship. Win Region 8-AAA and Class AAA state title. Make no excuses.

Net advantage Beijing Olympics: US men medal, advance in array of events

BEIJING - Put up a net, put American men in action and watch out. At these Olympics, that's becoming an unbeatable combination.

Community Calendar 8/23/2008


Falcons beat Titans 17-3 in Ryan's first preseason start

ATLANTA - One start, one win for Matt Ryan.

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