News for Saturday, March 8, 2008


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Rockdale Citizen Poll 3-8-08

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A true inspiration Home economist encourages others with work ethic

In recognition of National Women's History Month, throughout March the Citizen will profile local women who have impacted the community in a positive way. Though many of these women's accomplishments may be mostly unsung, they have each, in their own way, made their mark on history.

Burglars steal 11 different firearms

COVINGTON - Thieves made off with 11 different firearms when a residence on Ga. Highway 36 was burglarized Wednesday afternoon.

Bear Creek meeting gets confrontational

COVINGTON - A public information meeting on the proposed Bear Creek Reservoir turned confrontational Thursday night, with one resident being escorted out of the Newton County Historic Courthouse by sheriff's deputies.

Newton Citizen Poll 3-8-08

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Phony cop attempts to stop another victim

COVINGTON - Less than three weeks after a phony police officer reportedly pulled over and physically accosted a teenage girl, Newton County authorities have received another report about someone in an unmarked car attempting to make a traffic stop.

Annexation may soon be settled

COVINGTON - Social Circle Mayor Jim Burgess is making public the details of a proposed resolution to the ongoing dispute between his city and Newton County over the annexation of 1,150 acres of county land into city limits.

Easterbrook signs with Fla. college

Salem soccer standout Colin Easterbrook will be turning in his Seminole uniform for a Florida Gulf Coast University uniform next fall.

Thrashers rally to beat Minnesota 3-2 in shootout

ATLANTA - Erik Christensen scored the only goal in the shootout and the Atlanta Thrashers snapped an eight-game losing streak by beating the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Friday night.

Events 3-8-08

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The slump continues Johnson scores 20 in Hawks' 108-93 loss to Bobcats

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - When the Charlotte Bobcats waived Jeff McInnis last week they sent a clear message to Raymond Felton: prove you can lead the team at point guard.

Eagles place second in three-team golf match at Long Shadow course

MADISON - The Eastside boys golf team finished second in a three-team match with Morgan County and Athens Academy on Thursday at Long Shadow Golf Course.

Matteen tosses no-hitter for Patriots Heritage completes 3-0 week with romp over Cedar Shoals

CONYERS - Senior pitcher Nick Matteen tossed a no-hitter with 12 strikeouts, helping Heritage make short work of Cedar Shoals in a 10-0 victory Friday at Danny Blue Field.

Darrell Huckaby - Trying to make sense of killings

One had brown eyes. Captivating, sparkling brown eyes - full of hope and happiness and love for life. The other's eyes appear blue in the pictures, and reflect caring and confidence.

No wins for Rockdale on wet field Lady Bulldogs lose; boys tie

CONYERS - Rockdale's soccer squads came away with a tie and a loss Friday against Athens Academy in a damp doubleheader at Reid Memorial Stadium.

Guest editorial - Is Bear Creek a blessing or a curse?

I am a county commissioner in Jasper County, which contains Jackson Lake (along with Newton and Butts). In fact, most of our population lives around the lake area.