News for Saturday, September 13, 2008

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NCSS may change benefits System asks BOE to reduce amount of premiums paid

COVINGTON - In anticipation of a possible $2.2 million or more in state budget cuts, the Newton County School System is asking the Board of Education to approve a reduction in the school district's portion of state health insurance premiums paid for employees.

Newton Citizen Poll 9/13/2008

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

'Hollywood of the South' New movie shoots scenes around town

PORTERDALE - Lately, Newton County has become a popular spot for filming small movies, commercials and other productions.

Fraud case moves closer to trial date

COVINGTON - The case of a former Covington man who allegedly bilked his friends and neighbors out of more than $1 million in investments is closer to a trial date after a motions hearing in Newton County Superior Court on Thursday morning.

NCSO: Murder suspect's truck found at Hartsfield-Jackson

COVINGTON - Newton County Sheriff's Office investigators missed the suspect in the Guanchez murder case, but nabbed his truck at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Friday morning, according to Lt. Bill Watterson.

Lady Patriots still perfect in Area 8-AAAA

ATHENS - The Heritage volleyball team improved to 5-0 in Area 8-AAAA play with a 25-20, 25-15 win over host Clarke Central on Thursday.

Newton Citizen Poll 09/13/2008

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

Salem earns emotional 10-7 victory

CONYERS - As Salem celebrated its first win of the year, 10-7, over Loganville Friday night at Seminole Field, Chad Estes stood alone with his thoughts at the 50-yard line.

Hokies, Jackets meet in critical early ACC matchup

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Just two games into the season, Virginia Tech has tumbled from the top 25 and caused panic among its fans because of an offense that is sputtering behind a struggling offensive line.

Rockdale Citizen Poll 09/13/2008

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

Rockdale claims Conyers Cup with 40-38 victory

CONYERS - After seven seasons, Rockdale finally has the Conyers Cup back in its grasp.

Alcovy opens region against North Clayton

COVINGTON - Now that the rivalry games with Newton and Eastside are in the rear-view mirror, Alcovy can focus on the business at hand - winning its first region game.

Communiuty Calendar 9/13/2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Eastside downs Newton in double OT

COVINGTON - Newton's Demetrius McCray had been able to run through Eastside's defense for most of the game Friday night.

Government Meetings 9/13/2008

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

Georgia remembers cost of Gamecock loss

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Matthew Stafford remembers the frustration most of all. Georgia's quarterback couldn't have realized then the true cost the Bulldogs would pay for their 16-12 loss to South Carolina last year.