News for Saturday, October 18, 2008

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Candidate forum set for Oct. 23

COVINGTON - Newton County voters will have a chance to hear candidates speak out on the issues one last time before the Nov. 4 General Election at a candidates forum that will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Turner Lake Complex.

Husband accused of raping his wife

COVINGTON - A 40-year-old Rockdale County man has been arrested after allegedly raping his estranged wife, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

City mulls natural gas for vehicles Covington explores alternative fuel source

COVINGTON - The city of Covington is looking into using natural gas to power its vehicle fleet as a cost and energy saving measure.

Alcovy additions approved 50 classrooms, multiple labs to be constructed

COVINGTON - The Newton County Board of Education approved a bid for the construction of a classroom addition to Alcovy High School during its monthly work session Tuesday night.

Newton Citizen Poll 10/18/2008

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

Crowning achievement

Staff Photo: Robert Porter

Man arrested on cocaine trafficking charges Deputies find 54.3 grams of suspected drugs, $4,023 in cash

COVINGTON - A traffic stop on Oct. 10 yielded a shoe box containing 54.3 grams of suspected cocaine and more than $4,000 in cash, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Community Calendar 10/18/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Patriots get 7-0 win over Madison Co.

DANIELSVILLE - Seventeen seconds was all it took to send Madison County into its worst rut in nine years.

Softball roundup: Eastside one win away from state tournament

The Eastside softball team is one win away from a trip to the Class AAA state tournament in Columbus.

Rockdale captures 32-9 win

WINDER - As the saying goes, it's a dog eat dog world.

Salem's Hill blocks kick for 21-20 OT win

CONYERS - Brandon Hill's big mitt was the difference in overtime for Salem on Friday night at Seminole Stadium.

Fantastic fifty Eagles dominate Jackson Co. in 50-0 rout

COVINGTON - Thirty-one, that's how many points Eastside put on the board in the first quarter as the Eagles routed Jackson County 50-0 for their homecoming game Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Government Meetings 10/18/2008

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS