News for Saturday, August 8, 2009

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NCSS one step closer to getting career academy

COVINGTON - The Newton County School System is one step closer to getting a career academy.

Building the way Architects selected for Brick Store rehab

The Newton County Historical Society is making headway on its plan to rehabilitate and restore Brick Store, the oldest brick building in the county.

CPD: Woman lied about being robbed

COVINGTON - A woman who told police a detailed account of how she was robbed early one morning on Washington Street has confessed that she fabricated the report, according to the Covington Police Department.

City Council mulls raising property taxes

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The City Council is considering raising taxes this year to help spur economic development.

Newton Phone Poll - 08/08/09

The Newton Citizen Poll is a compilation of opinions submitted by readers. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Citizen newspapers. If you agree or disagree with something you read here, you may respond by e-mailing poll@newtoncitizen.com. This week's poll was an open line.

City forms Redevelopment Authority

COVINGTON - The City Council has formed the Covington Redevelopment Authority to address residential and commercial blight.

Diaz continues Conyers' great pitching Right-hander throws six-hit shutout in 2-0 win

SUMTER, S.C. - Kelvan Diaz watched mound-mate Anthony Bazzani throw a shutout Thursday evening. On Friday, he equaled his former Heritage teammate.

Broncos' Moreno signs deal, ends camp holdout

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Knowshon Moreno is no longer 'No-Show Moreno.'

Hawks re-sign Williams to five-year deal

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks re-signed forward Marvin Williams on Friday, their last bit of unfinished offseason business.

Martin glad to be back at The Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Mark Martin once ruled Watkins Glen International. He's ready to recapture his excellence after a three-year hiatus.

Sox cut Smoltz Move could mean retirement for former Brave

NEW YORK - John Smoltz may have thrown the last pitch of his storied career.

Former Tigers sign hoops scholarships

Former Alcovy boys basketball players Worrel Clahar, right, and Jordan Butts, left, recently signed scholarships as head coach Eugene Brown looks on. Clahar is going to Lawson State College in Birmingham, Ala., while Butts is heading to Alabama Southern Community College in Monroeville, Ala.