News for Saturday, March 7, 2009


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Sheriff: GSA charity is legitimate

COVINGTON - Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown would like it to be known he is endorsing donations to the Georgia Sheriff's Association and Georgia Sheriff's Youth Homes.

Newton Phone Poll

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

Practice fire safety plan during daylight saving time

COVINGTON - The community is springing forward even before spring arrives as the annual switch to daylight saving time will occur Sunday at 2 a.m.

Komatsu closing facility

COVINGTON - Komatsu America Corp. announced Friday that it will close its Covington facility by the end of the year, affecting 160 jobs.

Angel Food settles in FBI investigation

MONROE - The leaders of a multimillion dollar food charity under FBI investigation for possible financial misdeeds have reached an agreement to keep them from being barred from their Monroe headquarters.

Man charged with shooting woman with BB gun

COVINGTON - A woman was shot in the upper arm and buttock by a BB gun and transported to Atlanta Medical Center in the early morning hours Monday, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

In the stacks Libraries act as lifelines in poor economy

Nancy Guinn Memorial Library Adult Services Librarian Gary Frizzell is noticing a shift in the reasons why people use the library's Internet-accessible computers. Used to be, he'd see at least some folks gawking at YouTube videos or keeping up with their social life on their MySpace pages. These days, however, gaining Internet access can be crucial to paying the mortgage or putting food on the table.

Community Calendar - 03/07/09

March 7

Eastside girls upset Oconee Eagles' Ziadie hits overtime goal to defeat No. 9 team in Class AAA

COVINGTON - The Eastside Lady Eagles soccer team showed that it is for real this season, knocking off the Class AAA No. 9-ranked Oconee County Lady Warriors 2-1 in overtime Friday.

Fast Learner: Stewart figuring out his new role as owner/driver

HAMPTON - So much for Tony Stewart's learning curve.

Mark Martin wins first pole since 2001

HAMPTON - Mark Martin claimed the top spot at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday night, making him the second-oldest pole winner in NASCAR Cup history.

Smith wants final race back at AMS

HAMPTON - Bruton Smith wants NASCAR to yank its final race of the season out of south Florida.

Government Meetings - 03/07/09