News for Saturday, October 11, 2008

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DA's office state cuts are offset Supplemental pay raise to make up for furlough

COVINGTON - County commissioners agreed Tuesday night to raise a supplement given to employees with the District Attorney's Office to address a state-mandated furlough.

Covington OK's repo business

COVINGTON - The City Council approved a recommendation by the Planning and Zoning Department to grant a special-use permit to Gotcha Recovery Inc., an auto repossession business to be located at 9179 Aaron Drive, just off Bob Williams Parkway.

Newton Citizen Poll 10/11/2008

The Newton Citizen Poll is a compilation of opinions submitted by readers. This week's poll was an open line:

Man killed in shooting is identified

COVINGTON - The Covington Police Department has released the name of the man who died as a result of Tuesday night's shooting at a small apartment on West Street.

On the beat: NCSO finds man asleep in car with crack pipe

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints complied by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at barbara.knowles@newtoncitizen.com.

Dixieland delight

Staff Photos: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Transportation plan gets approved

COVINGTON - County commissioners gave final approval to the Comprehensive Transportation Plan on Tuesday night.

Eagles dominated in 24-7 loss

HARTWELL - The Eastside Eagles were totally dominated defensively by Hart County's running game, while offensively the Eagles were unable to move the ball in their 24-7 loss Friday at Peter Herndon Stadium.

Salem falls on late Gladiators' touchdown

ATHENS - Salem lost a heartbreaker in the final six seconds Friday night at Billy Henderson Stadium.

Defense leads Cedar Shoals past Rockdale

ATHENS - While Cedar Shoals' offense was a model of inconsistency Friday night, its defense was the picture of perfection.

M.L. King rolls past Newton Four Ram turnovers lead to four Lion scores

COVINGTON - Intimidation plays an integral role in football.

Opening statement Thrashers' offense responds with 7-4 win in first game of regular season

ATLANTA - As his first game as an NHL coach neared, John Anderson feared his lessons weren't sinking in with his Atlanta players.