News for Wednesday, July 15, 2009

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DA says pharmacist to be extradited

COVINGTON - It appears the long arm of the Newton County law will be stretching into Canada to capture a woman who has outstanding warrants against her from Newton and DeKalb counties, according to the Newton County District Attorney's Office.

School system misses AYP mark Seven Newton schools, county fail

COVINGTON - The Newton County School System has not met Adequate Yearly Progress for the second consecutive year, and seven of its schools have failed to initially meet AYP.

Carl Smith dies at 96

COVINGTON - Carl Smith Jr., a pillar of the local business and civic communities, died Monday at age 96.

Darrell Huckaby - 07/15/09

Some people believe in coincidences - those related incidents that seem to happen in complete isolation from one another. And sometimes, I suppose, those incidents are coincidental. Sometimes, however, I don't think they are coincidental at all.

New vampire TV series seeks extras Open casting call Sunday

COVINGTON - An open casting call for extras for the new television series "Vampire Diaries" will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Holiday Inn Express, located at 9159 Access Road N.W. in Covington.

2 charged in triple shooting

COVINGTON - The Newton County Sheriff's Office has announced the arrest of two suspects, neither of whom is from this area, in connection with the triple shooting that occurred on Appia Way in late June.

Troup tops Newton Local boys denied berth to Dixie Youth World Series

COVINGTON - Errors had a major role in determining the Georgia representative in the 13-year-old Dixie Boys World Series as Troup County defeated the Newton County All-Stars 10-4 at City Pond Park on Tuesday.

Riptides loaded for state meet

The Rockdale Riptides appear more than ready for the state swim meet.

Rockdale overpowers Gainesville

CONYERS - Rockdale rode the arm of Nathan Fawbush and flexed its muscles at the plate in a 13-3 win over Gainesville on Monday at Henson-Carr Legion Field.

Kathleen Parker - 07/15/09 DEATH BY FAME

WASHINGTON - The sad tale of Michael Jackson will be retold a few thousand times more as autopsy reports and estate details emerge.

Kurt Busch not too eager to rehash Chicagoland race incident

HAMPTON - Kurt Busch is no hurry to talk to Jimmie Johnson after some late-race bumping last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway.

Different course, similar strategy for Woods

TURNBERRY, Scotland - The sea breeze in his face was not nearly as important to Tiger Woods as finding the best route around three pot bunkers on the 10th hole at Turnberry.

Catch of the day

Community Calendar - 07/15/09

July 15

Fowler Letter - 07/15/09

The city of Porterdale greatly appreciates the continued support of the Newton Citizen as we work to make our city a source of pride to Newton County.

Longbottom Letter - 07/15/09

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has quit her job, citing a "higher calling." In a Twitter update she said she was looking forward to joining her family as they commercially fish in Bristol Bay. There has, as yet, been no substantiation of a planned shore-side dinner of bread and fish. Some left-wingers have spread lies about a hiking vacation on the Appalachian Trail. One uber-Liberal claims to have overheard her question where she could learn to speak Argentinese.