News for Thursday, August 27, 2009

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Fire depts. developing automatic aid

COVINGTON - The Covington Fire Department and Newton County Fire Services are banding together to help make residents safer.

Judge seeks grant for girls' court

Newton County Juvenile Court could soon have a separate girls' court, focusing on at-risk teenagers.

Newton County students: ACT scores lower than state, nation

COVINGTON - Average 2009 ACT scores in Newton County were below state and national averages again this year.

NCSO: Woman says clothes, purse missing from home

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 barbara.knowles@newtoncitizen.com.

Community Calendar - 08/27/09

Aug. 27

Rockdale counting on experience

CONYERS - New Rockdale cross country coach Chester Fuller is hoping experience pays big dividends this fall.

Where the wild things are

Staff Photos: Erin Evans

No. 13 UGA scrimmages at disadvantage

ATHENS - Georgia's starters had a surprise when they ran onto the Sanford Stadium field for Wednesday's scrimmage.

Carnes ready to take reins as Eastside QB

COVINGTON - Eastside's football team is going to have a different, yet familiar look when they take on Harris County in Hamilton on Friday.

Chipper Jones says court ruling too late

ATLANTA - A federal appeals court says investigators were wrong to seize the list of all baseball players who allegedly failed drug tests in 2003.

Government Meetings - 08/27/09

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Ryan's ready Quarterback excited about more playing time vs. San Diego

FLOWERY BRANCH - This time last year, Matt Ryan was a wide-eyed rookie with a limited understanding on the NFL.