News for Tuesday, October 27, 2009


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Barnes' sister demands city investigation

The sister of convicted murderer Lanny Perry Barnes has sent a 33-page letter to the city of Covington demanding an investigation into alleged violations of city ordinances by her brother's victims.

Covington motorcyclist dies in crash

A Covington man was pronounced dead at the scene early Tuesday morning following a motorcycle accident on Sigman Road in Conyers.

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Superintendent Professional Development: NCSS leader completes program

Newton County School System personnel continue to receive more training.

Several places to hold Halloween events

Little goblins and ghouls will have plenty of chances to fill their sacks and pumpkins with candy this Halloween.

Officials urge safety, caution on Saturday

Local law enforcement and fire departments are urging residents to take precautions to keep themselves and their loved ones safe on Halloween.

Newborn mayor: Cummings to seek re-election

NEWBORN - In his bid for a third term in office, Newborn Mayor J.W. Cummings is running on his record.

Library groundbreaking set for Nov. 5

COVINGTON - The public is invited to attend the groundbreaking for the Porter Memorial Branch Library in western Newton County on Nov. 5.

Enjoying the fall air

Sophomore Sami Tabboah, left, from Panama City, Fla., and sophomore Usman Chatta of Pittsburgh, Pa., enjoy a leisurely stroll across Oxford College's campus Monday afternoon as they head back to class after a lunch break. Fall color and a slight chill in the air brought students out under the trees to enjoy the fresh air.

Some students to take PSAT next week

COVINGTON - Next week, Newton County high school students will take a practice test that will prepare them for a future test that could determine which college they attend.

Newton county school system: Grant to help fund mentor program

COVINGTON - The Newton County School System recently was awarded a grant that will aid its mentoring program.

Mayor candidate pleads guilty to theft by conversion

COVINGTON - Kathy Harvey, a candidate for mayor of Conyers in the Nov. 3 election, pleaded guilty Monday in Newton County Superior Court to theft by conversion, a felony.

Man, 25, stabbed in the chest 38-year-old suspect arrested

COVINGTON - A 25-year-old Newton County man was stabbed in the chest Sunday night during a fight with his assailant, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Area teams fare well at cross country meets

In the final tune-ups before region meets, area cross country teams placed well at two events this past weekend.

Kiffin, Mullen reprimanded for ref talk

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Tennessee's Lane Kiffin and Mississippi State's Dan Mullen were reprimanded Monday by the Southeastern Conference for criticizing officials, raising the number of coaches to be scolded by the league for knocking game officiating to three in the last week.

Phillies, Yankees face off in Series

NEW YORK - They boast All-Stars all over the diamond, high-priced players decorated with coveted awards. They come loaded with October experience and shiny rings, expecting to win another World Series.

Community Calendar - 10/27/09

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Favors expected to boost Tech Yellow Jackets hope to improve

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech is counting on a dramatic turnaround this season, thanks to a talented freshman class led by Derrick Favors.

Falling down Falcons two games behind Saints in division

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are facing their biggest test of the season as they hope to get back in the NFC South race.

Government Meetings - 10/27/09


Health Reports - 10/27/09

Beginning with reports dated July 1 and thereafter, restaurant health inspection reports published in the Citizen newspapers will include only the restaurant's name, address, score, date of inspection and previous score. This change is necessary due to the length of violations included in the reports. Readers who would like to know more about a restaurant's score may go online at to read any violations recorded in the report.