News for Saturday, July 11, 2009


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Vote expected on Porterdale water

PORTERDALE - The first and second readings of an ordinance to increase water and sewer rates in the city were heard Monday night by the City Council.

Oxford passes rollback millage rate to maintain tax base

OXFORD - The city of Oxford passed a rollback millage rate during its monthly meeting Monday night.

Moo'ved for a free meal

Photo: Erin Evans

Newton Phone poll - 07/11/09

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 This week's poll was an open line.

Feline license plate available

COVINGTON - Feline Friend license plates are now available at tag offices throughout Georgia, according to a press release from the Humane Association of Georgia. The license plate depicts a black-and-white tuxedo cat, a design that was selected last fall in a statewide contest.

NCSO gets $155K for CSI units Radios to be bought as well

COVINGTON - The Newton County Sheriff's Office has received a $155,917 grant to purchase two crime scene investigation units and 30 portable radios.

New design for licenses announced

CONYERS - Georgia drivers will begin to see a new look to their driver's licenses later this year following an announcement Thursday by the Georgia Department of Driver Services of a major overhaul of the state-issued driver and identification cards.

Government Meetings - 07/11/09


Conyers drops 3-2 decision to Gainesville

GAINESVILLE - Once Gainesville began playing small ball, Conyers was in big trouble.

Woman assaulted, robbed in pharmacy parking lot

CONYERS - A Conyers woman was assaulted and robbed in the parking lot of the Walgreens pharmacy earlier this week after a woman asked her if she could use her cell phone.

Community Calendar - 07/11/09

July 11

Maddux's No. 31 to be retired

ATLANTA - For the second time in three months, a major league team is retiring Greg Maddux's number, leaving the Hall of Fame-caliber pitcher feeling humbled and a little confused.

Busch calls solid season 'pathetic' so far

JOLIET, Ill. - Kyle Busch is having the type of season most drivers would envy.

Francoeur traded Braves send right fielder to Mets for Church

Jeff Francoeur's storybook journey from Parkview High legend to Atlanta Braves' star and Sports Illustrated cover boy captivated metro Atlanta for years.

Armstrong drops to third in Tour

ARCALIS, Andorra - Lance Armstrong dropped one spot to third place in the Tour de France on Friday, with rival and teammate Alberto Contador breaking away in the final sprint up the mountain to claim second.

EMC meeting set for Thur. Snapping Shoals gathering planned at horse park

CONYERS - Snapping Shoals EMC will hold its 71st annual meeting on Thursday at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers.