News for Saturday, July 25, 2009

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County to hold session on trail

COVINGTON - Newton County is sponsoring a public information open house for the community to learn more about the Turkey Creek/Yellow River Trail.

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Newton Phone Poll - 07/25/09

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 poll@newtoncitizen.com. This week's poll was an open line.

BOE tours 2 new schools

COVINGTON - Earlier this week, members of the Newton County Board of Education got a first look at two nearly finished schools that the Newton County School System will open for the new school year.

Social Circle to help fund General Mills' water

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Social Circle has agreed to put $630,000 toward a $2.2 million federal grant that will be used to fund the extension of water and sewer lines to the General Mills distribution center now under construction on Hightower Road.

Government Meetings - 07/25/09

Tuesdays

Sweet swingin' Prado, Jones, McLouth homer in Braves' win

MILWAUKEE - Martin Prado, Chipper Jones and Nate McLouth homered to pace a 17-hit effort by Atlanta, and Javier Vazquez struck out nine in seven innings, lifting the surging Braves over the Milwaukee Brewers 9-4 on Friday night.

Armed robbery suspect arrested

COVINGTON - The Covington Police are saying that thanks to a little luck and a lot of good police work, a Newton County man is off the streets and facing a string of charges, including armed robbery, kidnapping and carjacking in conjunction with a recent crime spree in several jurisdictions.

Legion teams score big wins at state

Conyers and Rockdale each faced a late deficit in their American Legion State Tournament games Friday at Hunter Park. Both came out with an improbable victory.

Goodyear likes tire test results Company hoping to avoid disaster like last year's race

INDIANAPOLIS - Goodyear's Greg Stucker arrived Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a nervous stomach. He left the historic track with a sense of relief.

Community Calendar - 07/25/09

July 25

Mont Ventoux looms at end of long Tour

AUBENAS, France - After three weeks and thousands of miles of riding, it all comes down to this: a soaring bald mountain in Provence where the Tour de France can be won or lost.

Funk leads Senior British Open by three shots

SUNNINGDALE, England - Fred Funk shot a 5-under 65 for a three-shot lead at the Senior British Open on Friday.