News for Saturday, February 14, 2009

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Little Mr. and Miss Newton Pageant set

COVINGTON - The 48th annual Little Mr. and Miss Newton County Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Alcovy High School Auditorium.

CPD: 2 arrested in attempted robbery

COVINGTON - A quick-thinking employee and vigilant police officers thwarted an attempted armed robbery at the Ingles grocery store on Turner Lake Road on Wednesday night, according to the Covington Police Department.

Newton Citizen Poll 2/14/2009

The Citizen Poll is a weekly compilation of reader comments on subjects of local interest. The Citizen publishes as many comments as space allows. Comments may be edited for space or content. To reach the Citizen Poll, call 770-787-7303, ext. 1349, or e-mail poll@newtoncitizen.com between Monday and 8 a.m. Thursday.

Vigil to protest decision Family's property to be condemned for reservoir

COVINGTON - Friends of the Emmett and Rhonda Jean Denby family, whose home is being condemned by Newton County to build Bear Creek Reservoir, are holding a candlelight vigil Tuesday night in protest. The vigil will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in front of the Newton County Historic Courthouse, the same night the Board of Commissioners meets.

Bulldogs, Pats begin title quest

CONYERS - Both the Rockdale and Heritage boys basketball squads tip off tonight in the most crucial day of the season during the first round of the 8-AAAA tournament at Winder-Barrow High School.

Not back for seconds Carl Edwards hopes to dethrone Johnson

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - In any other year, Carl Edwards probably would have been a NASCAR champion.

Eisenman makes state finals in three swimming events

ATLANTA - Heritage swimmer Nathanael Eisenman qualified for the Class A-AAAA state finals in three events Friday at Westminster.

College notebook: Heritage's May scores 10 for Gamecocks

Jewel May, a 6-1 sophomore at University of South Carolina, tallied 10 points for the Gamecocks during their rally against Ole Miss last Sunday. May hit four baskets, two free-throws and blocked a shot attempt. The former Heritage standout sparked eight rebounds, four offensive and four defensive. May leads the Gamecocks on the backboards averaging 5.8 per game. Despite a late rally from USC, the Gamecocks fell 65-66 against the Rebels.

Salem, Heritage bounced in girls tourney

WINDER - Friday the 13th proved to be quite unlucky for both the Salem and Heritage girls basketball teams.

Love for the ages Conyers couple keeps romance alive after

Pat and Cleo Porter relax in the den of their Lake Capri home, which offers a picturesque view of the sun sparkling on the water. Mr. Porter is considering the question of what first attracted him to Cleo, his wife of 70 years.

Eastside takes two from rival Alcovy boys, girls fall to Eagles soccer teams

COVINGTON - Eastside's soccer teams took the first step in winning the county championship with a sweep of the Alcovy Tigers on Friday.