News for Monday, August 22, 2011


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Alcovy softball tops Salem 5-2 in non-region action

COVINGTON -- The hits and runs came early with Alcovy getting seven of its 11 hits and all of its runs in the first two innings as the Lady Tigers defeated Salem 5-2 on Monday.. Even though lead-off hitter Chelsea Murphy was a little apprehensive about batting in the

Heritage boys, Eastside girls win cross country opener

SPALDING -- Two area teams made their presence felt this past weekend in the cross country season opener.

Qualifying for municipal elections approaches

Qualifying for the Nov. 8 Municipal Election takes place next week.

Oxford approves millage rate

The City of Oxford approved a new increased tax rate for the next budget cycle.

3 inmates charged when contraband found at jail

COVINGTON -- Three inmates at the Newton County Detention Center are now facing drug charges in connection with contraband found at the facility.. According to Newton County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Keith Crum, Danta Ray Myles, Kendrick Darnell Hurst and Kenneth Terrell Washington were charged with possession of marijuana and

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Student enrollment up at Georgia Perimeter this year

Georgia Perimeter College was the first college in Newton County to begin classes this week.

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Newton could get $120M from T-SPLOST

Newton County could get a large piece of the money pie if a transportation SPLOST is approved next year.

Health Reports - 8-23-2011

Editor's Note: Restaurant health inspection reports published in the Citizen newspapers include only the restaurant's name, address, score, date of inspection. This is 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.

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