News for Saturday, February 9, 2008

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Input sought County plans meeting on transportation

COVINGTON - If you're tired of waiting in traffic and want a chance to help solve the county's transportation problems, you may want to attend a public meeting on the Newton County Comprehensive Transportation Plan on Tuesday night.

Former planning director seeks seat Randy Vinson first to announce run for District 5

COVINGTON - Former Newton County planning director Randy Vinson became the first candidate to announce his intention to run for the District 5 county commission seat Friday.

Physical therapist charged with sexual battery

COVINGTON -The owner of a Covington physical rehabilitation clinic has been charged with sexual battery for allegedly touching one of his employees inappropriately.

Man faces battery, drug charges after fleeing from officer

COVINGTON - A Covington man who allegedly beat up his girlfriend and then took her relative's car during the early morning hours Thursday is facing numerous charges, according to police.

Time to prune

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Newton BOE sets schedule

COVINGTON - The Board of Education has approved its 2008 meeting schedule.

Local grapplers battling for county bragging rights at Conyers Cup

CONYERS - County bragging rights are up for grabs today as wrestlers from all three high schools hit the mats with hopes of winning the 2008 Conyers Cup.

Events 2-9-08

Feb. 9

Lady Jags top Salem 63-55 Coin flip to determine top seed for region tournament

ATHENS - The Region 8-AAAA South girls subregion title is going to come down to the flip of a coin.

Tigers nip Heritage in finale

COVINGTON - The Alcovy Tigers proved that they could put down a good team with a 51-49 win over Region 8-AAAA South champion Heritage on Friday night.

Rams lose pair to Stephenson

COVINGTON - Both Newton basketball teams finished their regular season with home losses Friday night against Stephenson. The girls were blown out 65-23, while the boys were unable to overcome a 16-3 Jaguar third quarter and went down 66-52.

Close at the finish Eastside splits pair of tight contests with Rockdale

CONYERS - The final night of the regular season yielded two close games at Rockdale County High School as Rockdale and Eastside battled to a split.

Darrell Huckaby - Errant thumbs make for touch-and-go driving

I was walking through the living room the other day and happened to glance at the television just as a promo for a special segment on the upcoming news program aired.

Government Meetings 2-9-08

Mondays

Editorial - Road ahead clear for GOP

Two days after Super Tuesday, Republicans all but settled on a presidential nominee while the Democrats faced the possibility of choosing one the old-fashioned way - in the proverbial smoke-filled back room.

Rockdale girls soccer team looks to overcome inexperience

CONYERS - The Rockdale girls soccer team will be young this year, but coach Patrick Batubenge is hoping his talented squad can overcome its inexperience.

Rockdale Citizen Poll 2-9-08

This week's Citizen Poll is an open line. To contribute to next week's poll, you may e-mail poll@rockdalecitizen.com, call 770-483-7108 ext. 402, mail us at 969 S. Main St., Conyers, GA 30012, or complete our online form by visiting www.rockdalecitizen.com, clicking on the "Submit your news" link and then clicking on the "Citizen Poll" link that appears below in the light blue bar.

Newton Citizen Poll 2-9-08

This week's Citizen Poll is an open line. To contribute to next week's poll, you may e-mail poll@newtoncitizen.com, call 770-787-7303 ext. 1349, mail us at 7121 Turner Lake Road, Covington, GA 30014, or complete our online form by visiting www.newtoncitizen.com, clicking on the "Submit your news" link and then clicking on the "Citizen Poll" link that appears below in the light blue bar.