News for Saturday, March 14, 2009

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On the beat: Couple plays hide-and-seek with meds

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at barbara.knowles@newtoncitizen.com.

Recycling centers to open up later

COVINGTON - Effective Monday, hours for neighborhood recycling centers will change.

Out with the old Bid approved for new field house at Sharp Stadium

COVINGTON - After holding out a few weeks to negotiate funding, the new field house project at Sharp Stadium is a go again.

Newton Phone Poll - 03/14/09

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

Moderate uptick in 911 calls Center sees small increase in volume

COVINGTON - Call volume at the Covington-Newton County 911 Communications Center increased a very moderate .55 percent from 2007 to 2008, according to the agency's 2008 annual report.

Police: Gang suspected in invasions

COVINGTON - Three masked men were apparently attempting home invasions at two residences in the Magnolia Heights apartment complex Thursday night, but were fought off by residents, according to the Covington Police Department.

Johnson puts up 30 again as Hawks win

ATLANTA - As long as the Atlanta Hawks are without Marvin Williams, Joe Johnson will keep looking for ways to score more.

Community Calendar - 03/14/09

March 14

Tech falls short vs. Seminoles FSU's Kitchen hits winner in final seconds of 64-62 loss

ATLANTA - For more than 39 minutes, Florida State and Georgia Tech leaned on high-scoring guards Toney Douglas and Lewis Clinch.

Pats get a win Heritage evens region record with 9-6 victory

CONYERS - On a cold and windy night better suited for football than baseball, Heritage captured its first Region 8-AAAA win with a 9-6 come-from-behind effort over visiting Habersham County.

Braves explode in 5th for win over Marlins

JUPITER, Fla. - Hanley Ramirez returned from the World Baseball Classic and doubled, stole a base and scored a run in the Florida Marlins' 9-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Friday.

Tigers prevail late over Rams Newton girls rally past Alcovy for win

COVINGTON - Alcovy keeper Cody Stargell's penalty-kick save with five seconds on the clock preserved the Tigers' 3-2 win over Newton in Friday's county-rival game.

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