News for Saturday, April 4, 2009


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Pictures of the county Newton Art Show set to begin Monday

COVINGTON - An art show celebrating all things Newton County will open Monday at the Newton County Historic Courthouse located at 1124 Clark St.

Newton Phone Poll - 04/04/09

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

Armed man invades home, takes jacket

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted 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

Volunteers sought for Cleanup day KCNB needs help for environmental work day

COVINGTON - Keep Covington-Newton Beautiful is seeking volunteers for the local Great American Cleanup, set for Saturday, April 25.

Alcovy pitching tames Panthers Jackson, Braswell hit home runs in 11-1 Tigers' victory

Using a tidy pitching performance by junior Beau Thomas and home runs by shortstop Taylor Jackson and Bowen Braswell, Alcovy blew past the visting Forest Park Panthers 11-1 on Friday.

Braves armed to rebound Club adds pitchers after '08 struggles

ATLANTA - The winter of discontent now seems to be a distant memory for Frank Wren and the Atlanta Braves.

Salem supremacy Lady Seminoles earn fourth straight soccer region title

CONYERS - The Lady Seminoles of Salem claimed their fourth consecutive Area 8-AAAA title after beating Heritage 3-1 at Seminole Field on Friday.

Grand jury indicts ex-BOE candidate

COVINGTON - A man who allegedly lied about his criminal past in an effort to gain a seat on the Newton County Board of Education has been indicted by the Newton County grand jury.

One sly Fox UGA coaching hire surprising to many

ATHENS - Unconcerned about his lack of ties to the region, Georgia named Nevada's Mark Fox as its new men's basketball coach Friday with the goal of transforming a moribund program into a national power.

Witnesses help catch suspect

CONYERS - Through the help of citizen witnesses and quick police response, an 18-year-old Covington man was arrested Tuesday soon after he allegedly robbed Express Cash on West Avenue in Conyers.

Community Calendar - 04/04/09

April 4

Government Meetings - 04/04/09


Hawks' road woes continue to pile up

BOSTON - Paul Pierce scored 21 points and Rajon Rondo had 20 to lead Boston to a 104-92 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night, helping the Celtics maintain their hold on the second-best record in the Eastern Conference.