News for Saturday, January 10, 2009


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Newton Citizen Poll 01/10/2009

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

Hotel/motel tax projects unveiled Committee recommends list of six ideas for consideration

COVINGTON - A committee assigned to come up with projects that could be funded through a proposed increase to the hotel/motel tax has completed its task.

KCNB offers free paint

COVINGTON - Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful has recycled household paint available for free. The paint comes in 5 gallon buckets. Currently, two colors are available: gray and tan. The recycled paint has been made from leftover paint collected at the Newton County Landfill on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon.

Think before you shoot Firearms class aims to make gun owners more responsible

COVINGTON - You've heard it said, "It ain't like it is on TV," and Sgt. Arvo Bowen of the Covington Police Department is set to preach that message to those interested in learning about the responsibilities of gun ownership.

BOC reappoints attorney, clerk

COVINGTON - County Attorney Tommy Craig was reappointed by the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night by a vote of 3-1-1, with one commissioner opposed and one abstaining.

Officials seek to stop juvenile firebugs

COVINGTON - There were 11 fires reported to the Newton County Fire Service last year that were attributed to juvenile fire setters, according to Lt. Cydnie Taylor, fire safety educator for the department.

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Rockdale sweeps Bulldog boys, girls take pair of close contests

CONYERS - In front of a packed house, the Rockdale basketball squads chalked up a pair of narrow victories on the home court of county rival Heritage on Friday night.

Cox, Braves shocked at departure of Smoltz for Red Sox

ATLANTA - Bobby Cox has been through this before.

Area wrestling: Bulldogs, Pats will meet today Heritage, Rockdale win in first round; Salem 1-1

ATHENS - Both the Rockdale and Heritage wrestling squads took care of business Friday at the Area 8-AAAA Duals at Clarke Central High School.

Area wrestling: Eastside is dominant in opening day

WATKINSVILLE - Eastside's wrestling team was all business in the first day of the Area 8-AAA duals, winning 40 of its 42 matches while almost getting a perfect score of 84 in its final match against Franklin County.

Magic dominate Hawks

ORLANDO, Fla. - Hedo Turkoglu hit all five 3-point attempts and scored 21 points, and the Orlando Magic raced to a 38-point halftime lead in a 121-87 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.

Georgia shakes up offensive staff

ATHENS - Georgia shook up its offensive coaching staff Friday, naming Bryan McClendon to coach the running backs, shifting Tony Ball to wide receivers and naming John Eason director of football operations.