News for Saturday, January 2, 2010

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Child's play: Retro museum and concert hall drawing big crowds

When Angie Johnson was growing up in Covington, her weekly routine invariably included an antiquing trip with her mother.

Jobs key to completion of parole

Employment is the biggest obstacle for parolees, according to a local official, but supervision and direction are in place to help convicted felons navigate through the difficulties.

'09 reader favorites of On the Beat

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. This edition contains some reader favorites from 2009. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at barbara.knowles@newtoncitizen.com.

Furman Bisher debuts in Citizen

Today, the Citizen newspapers welcome longtime Atlanta sports journalist Furman Bisher to our family of columnists. Although a legendary writer known to just about every sports fan -- especially those in the Southeast -- Bisher reintroduces himself to readers of this newspaper, whom he refers to as his "new friends." Bisher, who calls retirement a "dirty word," will contribute occasional columns to our newspapers.

Child's play: Retro museum and concert hall drawing big crowds

When Angie Johnson was growing up in Covington, her weekly routine invariably included an antiquing trip with her mother.

'09 reader favorites of On the Beat

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. This edition contains some reader favorites from 2009. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at barbara.knowles@newtoncitizen.com.

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