News for Saturday, January 3, 2009

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Schools find new ways to stay 'green'

COVINGTON - The Newton County School System continues to find and implement new ways to keep its schools a little more "green."

Newton Citizen Poll 1/3/2009

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

Family fight ends with four arrests Police use Tasers in domestic incident

COVINGTON - Covington Police Department officers were summoned to what they described as a "family fight" at 7121 Crestview Drive on Sunday about 10 p.m., and the resulting melee compelled them to arrest four members of the family.

Local youths eye strong futures after graduating from academy Two Newton County teens complete military-style, six-month program

COVINGTON - For 15 years, the Georgia National Guard's Youth Challenge Academy has been giving troubled teens a second chance.

New year, new baby First child of 2009 born Friday morning

COVINGTON - Timothy Darnell Whitlock entered the world at 1:13 a.m. Friday, becoming the first baby of 2009 to be born at Newton Medical Center.

Government Meetings - 1/3/2009

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

Falcons, Cardinals a display of league's parity

GLENDALE, Ariz. - One staged a remarkable one-season turnaround with a smooth, efficient rookie at the controls. The other emerged from a legacy of losing behind the ageless arm of a gunslinging veteran.

Ole Miss gets win in Cotton Bowl

DALLAS - There were backflips across midfield, 50-yard dashes carrying oversized flags and a team-wide sprint to the student section. Ole Miss waited five years to feel this good and the Rebels were going to enjoy every second of it.

Manning ties Favre's record with 3rd MVP

NEW YORK - Peyton Manning took a different approach to earning a record-tying third Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award.

Colts, Bolts meet again in playoffs

SAN DIEGO - These guys might as well be division rivals.

Gill lands Buffalo on football map with bowl berth

TORONTO - For someone accustomed to big games and who won three national titles with Nebraska as an assistant, Buffalo coach Turner Gill was unable to contain his excitement in the days leading up to the International Bowl.

Community Calendar - 1/3/2009

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Kentucky rallies to beat ECU

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Ventrell Jenkins scooped up a fumble and barreled his 285-pound frame 56 yards for the go-ahead touchdown, helping Kentucky win a program-best third straight bowl game with a 25-19 victory over East Carolina on Friday in the Liberty Bowl.