News for Thursday, March 11, 2010


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Newton Blotter - 03/12/2010

* James Calvin Mitchell, 48, 95 Baker Lane, Oxford, child support default.* Dana Shernard Parker, 33, 591 Moore St., Oxford, possession of marijuana less than 1 ounce.* Pamela Yvette Reid, 42, 1321 Gross Lake Parkway, giving false name or address to law enforcement officers.

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Rooting for the Rams

Newton basketball fans head to the Arena at Gwinnett Center on Thursday to cheer the boys team on to victory as the Rams face Milton in the semifinals. The AAAAA championship will be decided tonight. See Sports on Page 1B of today's Newton Citizen for full coverage of Thursday's game.

BOE names 3 finalists for superintendent

The Newton County School System and Board of Education are one step closer to choosing a new superintendent.

NCSS should expect more budget cuts

Newton County teachers and other school staff members could experience more cuts next school year.

Contractor pays $800K settlement

Malcom Grading Company Inc. and its president, Christopher Malcom of Newton County, have agreed to pay $800,000 to settle claims made by local residents alleging violations of the federal Clean Water Act and Georgia law.

Newton jobless rate at 13.5 percent

Newton County started 2010 with an increased unemployment rate of 13.5 percent, the 33rd-highest rate in the state out of 159 counties.

School board approves NCSS organization

Some facilities in the Newton County School System will be used differently over the next decade.