News for Saturday, December 27, 2008

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1976 Bucs knew it all about losing

TAMPA, Fla. - Pat Toomay has had enough.

Asst. NCSS Superintendent Robertson to retire in June

COVINGTON - After working in the Newton County School System for 35 years, Deborah Robertson, associate superintendent for administrative services at NCSS, plans to retire at the end of June.

County pursues new retirement plan

COVINGTON - County employees could soon have a new retirement plan.

A tale of two seasons for Seminole football Salem overcomes slow start with 5-5 finish

CONYERS - The Salem football team's 2008 campaign was a tale of two seasons.

Falcons notebook: Brooking has seen ups, downs

FLOWERY BRANCH - Keith Brooking will be in the Georgia Dome several hours before the Falcons' 1 p.m. kickoff with St. Louis, so the five-time Pro Bowl linebacker won't see all the fans flocking to his team's regular season finale.

Professional help Woman able to help more after moving to new location

CONYERS - Just five months ago, Conyers resident Jocelyn Green was running a nonprofit clothing organization out of her home with big dreams for her own space to help more needy people.

Newton Citizen Poll 12/27/2008

"As I looked at the Newton Citizen Web site this morning, 12/21/08, I couldn't help but notice that two articles mentioned on the front page of the paper were items about something in Conyers. I wonder how much of the Newton County news items make it into the Rockdale Citizen at any one time? I don't see it very often! I'm not saying don't print Rockdale news items in the Newton Citizen, I'm just saying I don't feel they should be on the front page of the paper for our county. With everything that goes on in our county, that should be priority for the front page ... Rockdale news should go inside the paper, not on the front page ... after all, it is called the Newton Citizen."

Thrashers Staaled Carolina star nets hat trick in 5-4 win

ATLANTA - Eric Staal scored three goals in a 4:31 span of the third period to overshadow Bryan Little's first career hat trick in the Carolina Hurricanes' 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Friday night.

Recycling program hits snag Company that recycles foam lunch trays closes

COVINGTON - Newton County public schools keep running into issues in their effort to reduce their carbon footprint.

2 kids hurt in crashes

COVINGTON - Two accidents involving children and their Christmas presents marred the holiday in Newton County.

In the NBA, coaches are slammed, dunked

Every year, at least a handful of NBA coaches wind up unemployed through some combination of bad play and bad luck. This season, there has to be another reason.