News for Saturday, February 23, 2008

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Man killed in car accident

COVINGTON - A Covington man was killed Monday night following a single car accident on Rocky Plains Road near Lower River Road.

New rules result in low scores

COVINGTON - New restaurant grading regulations set by the Georgia Department of Human Resources have resulted in much lower inspection scores since they were implemented Dec. 1, according to a spokesman for the East Metro Health District.

Schools to go more 'green'

COVINGTON - Newton County Schools' custodial team is expected to be green by March when they take on a new environmentally friendly janitorial service.

Teacher gets charged with battery

COVINGTON - A teacher at Middle Ridge Elementary School was taken into custody by Newton County authorities earlier this month following an altercation he allegedly had with a 10-year-old student.

Sheltered Shelties Local woman opens foster home for Shetland sheepdogs

COVINGTON - Patsy McDaniel-Sirman has decided to become a foster mother. She wants to open her home to abused and neglected little ones with no where else to go, and care for them until they can be adopted.

81-year-old Elberton man struck by vehicle

COVINGTON - An elderly Elberton man is recovering from injuries he sustained after being struck by a sport utility vehicle on Ga. Highway 212 late Wednesday night.

Events 2-23-08

Feb. 23

Woods wins marathon over Baddeley at Match Play

MARANA, Ariz. - Tiger Woods was at his best. It almost wasn't enough.

Pats look to build off late surge

CONYERS - Heritage boys soccer coach Mike Beshiri thinks the 2008 edition of the Patriots has a chance to be something special.

Glavine returns home 'It almost seems like he never left'

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - When John Smoltz spotted the dirty uniform creeping into the space in front of his locker, he playfully pushed it back toward Tom Glavine's side.

Hard task in girls' state basketball tournament openers

CONYERS - For the Heritage and Salem girls basketball teams, the Class AAAA state playoffs start today with tough road matchups.

Rockdale Citizen Poll 2-23-08

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

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Government Meetings 2-23-08

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Newton Citizen Poll 2-23-08

Reminder to readers: The Citizen Poll does not include comments on candidates who are running for office. The Citizen welcomes your viewpoints on political candidates in signed letters to the editor.

Eastside, six individuals vie for state wrestling titles

DULUTH - Today could be the day that dreams come true as six local wrestlers vie for a state championship while the Eastside Eagles go for the elusive team championship at The Arena at Gwinnett Center.

Darrell Huckaby - Tons of stuff in the news

One of the challenges faced by any newspaper columnist is knowing what is on the minds of his or her readers. Sometimes I'm not even sure what is on my own mind, so how do I know what the great unwashed is thinking about.