News for Saturday, May 3, 2008


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Local races overrun with candidates

COVINGTON - As one member of the local Republican Party put it, "It looks like it's going to be a long, hot summer."

Barnyard bonanza

Gresham previously convicted of sodomy Crime against minor puts BOE candidate's eligibility in question

COVINGTON - Newton County resident and candidate for a seat on the Board of Education Horace Don Gresham was convicted of sexual misconduct involving a boy under 14 years of age in 1988, according to DeKalb County records. The conviction calls into question Gresham's eligibility to seek public office under Georgia elections law.

BOE to update computer policy

COVINGTON - The Newton County Board of Education unanimously approved a new computer use policy that will have students facing disciplinary action when they use school computers inappropriately.

Fifth-graders score below state in writing test

CONYERS - According to the 2007-08 Georgia fifth-grade writing assessment results released by the Newton County School System on Monday, the system scored below both state and regional averages.

Sgt. announces bid for sheriff

COVINGTON - DeKalb County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Chris Cowan became the final candidate to qualify for sheriff late Thursday afternoon.

No. 5 Salem girls square off with No. 4

CONYERS - If today's Class AAAA girls soccer quarterfinal playoff game between Salem and Starr's Mill was a boxing match, it would draw top billing in Las Vegas.

Community Calendar 5/3/2008


Newton Citizen Poll 5/3/2008

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

Hawks force Celtics into playing seven

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks just won't let go of their first trip to the postseason in nine years.

Braves shut out Reds on complete game from Hudson

ATLANTA - Tim Hudson pitched his 11th career shutout and Brian McCann hit a two-run homer, helping the Atlanta Braves end a season-high four-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.

Etheridge takes over Rockdale football

CONYERS - Rockdale High School recently addressed its vacant head football coaching position by hiring coaching veteran Mike Etheridge.

Rockdale Citizen Poll 5/3/2008

"What would you think about the Rockdale Neighbor and the Rockdale Citizen combining to make one great new newspaper? Maybe that would help the struggling Citizen."

One tourney, two goals Smith aims at medal; Eagles shoot for top-eight finish in AAAA

COVINGTON - Eastside's Taylor Smith and the rest of the boys golf team will be on a mission when they tee off in the Class AAAA boys state tournament at Bartram Trail Golf Club in Evans on Monday.