News for Friday, August 21, 2009


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GOP rally to feature candidates for governor, Linder

COVINGTON - The Newton County Republican Party will hold a rally and fundraiser featuring most of the Republican candidates for governor at 6 p.m. Monday at Turner Lake Complex.

Parents upset at changes

COVINGTON - For the second week, parents of students attending the new parent-involvement theme schools in Newton County, Clements and Fairview, attended a school board meeting to voice complaints about a recent change in transportation.

John Douglas Letter - 08/21/09

The Aug. 19th edition of the Citizen contained a letter to the editor from a local pharmacist who complained long and loud that hospitals and health care operate on the profit motive, like every other business not owned by the government.

Games to benefit new field

COVINGTON - Good news for golfers: Soon you'll be able to play the game you love and contribute to a good cause at the same time.

Changes to Senior Services mulled

COVINGTON - County commissioners are mulling a change to the organizational structure of Newton County Senior Services.

Memphis' Final Four run vacated NCAA takes away 38 wins for using ineligible player

INDIANAPOLIS - Memphis has been stripped by the NCAA of every victory in its 38-win season under coach John Calipari that ended in the national title game last year. The reason: an ineligible player believed to be Derrick Rose.

Prep notebook: Rockdale opens big year with W

What a way to start a historic season. Rockdale, which opens its new softball field Tuesday, got a five-inning perfect game from senior Katie Ferrell in a 14-0 season-opening win over Locust Grove on Thursday.

Jack Simpson - 08/21/09 Health Care Debate

Talk of changing health care alerts citizens. Costs and delivery proposals have brought out crowds to town hall meetings.

Rockdale Blotter - 08/21/09

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office Police Department and Georgia State Patrol between Aug. 11 and Monday:

Community Calendar - 08/21/09

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Newton Blotter - 08/21/09

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:

Newton takes down No. 10 Parkview

COVINGTON - Newton's Shea McInerny gave new meaning to the phrase, "Put me in, coach. I'm ready to play."

D. Johnson Letter - 08/21/09

This is written in response to Darrell Huckaby's column published on Aug. 16.

Darrell Huckaby - 08/21/09

I may be crazy - and many would readily attest that I am - but I sort of miss dressing up. And seeing other folks dressed up.

Bolt gets gold, another record in 200

BERLIN - Usain Bolt startled the world again.

Kawakami leads Braves to 3-2 win

NEW YORK - Kenshin Kawakami outpitched Johan Santana, Brian McCann hit a solo homer and the Atlanta Braves clawed just a bit further into playoff contention with a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets on Thursday.

Rockdale rallies for sweep in home debut Alcovy drops two in tri-meet including Apalachee

CONYERS - The Rockdale volleyball team had an impressive home debut Thursday night.