News for Saturday, October 3, 2009


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Newton crowns king and queen

Newton Phone Poll - 10/03/09

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Ranger receives award for returning savings bonds

When Cpl. Eric Sanders, a conservation ranger with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, came upon an illegal dump site in an unfinished Rockdale County subdivision in January, it appeared typical. Someone's personal belongings lay in a heap. Sanders figured a house had been rented or sold and the former occupants' items cleared out and left for trash.

Grand jury won't indict protesters DA: No evidence of disruption of convicted killer's funeral

COVINGTON - A Newton County grand jury decided Friday not to indict two victims of convicted murderer Lanny Perry Barnes who protested outside his funeral and allegedly placed signs on his gravesite.

County meets with Fairview Estates

COVINGTON - County officials and staff met with residents of Fairview Estates Thursday night to inform them and get their input on how the county will purchase and redevelop foreclosed properties and build a public park in their neighborhood.

Alcovy scores late TD to top Dutchtown 19-18

HAMPTON - The debate continues.

Community Calendar - 10/03/09

Oct. 3

Loganville too much for Heritage

LOGANVILLE - Heritage got into a shootout with the wrong team Friday night at Red Devil Stadium.

Police ID suspect in drug robberies

CONYERS - A suspect deemed to be armed and dangerous has been identified in two pharmacy armed robberies, according to the Conyers Police Department.

Bulldogs top Gladiators in OT thriller

ATHENS - After a rather mundane first 47 minutes, the last few sure made Rockdale sweat. Tavaris Williams caught a 15-yard touchdown from Isaiah Gresham in overtime as the Bulldogs defeated Clarke Central 26-23.

Rams roll on Newton builds early lead, wins 36-16

COVINGTON - Shaking off a heartbreaking loss to Stephenson from only six nights before, Newton County started fast to build up a 14-0 lead and cruised to a 36-16 win over Redan on Friday night before a homecoming crowd at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Eastside holds off Indians Eagles snap Stephens Co.'s streak of home region wins

TOCCOA - Eastside's defense rose to the challenge early in the ball game and turned things around as the Eagles snapped Stephens County's six-year region home winning streak with a 30-27 win Friday at The Reservation.