News for Tuesday, August 23, 2011


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Former Heritage star wins weekly league honor

SAVANNAH -- Taylor Whitenton continues to shine for the New York Mets organization. The former Heritage star, pitching for the Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats, was recently named the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week. Whitenton, a 39th round pick (1,184th overall) in 2009 after playing a year at

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Newton to get new congressional districts

Newton County's congressional districts will change under proposed maps released this week.

Earthquake rumbles down South, locals say

Some east metro residents say they felt Tuesday's east coast earthquake, while others say they were completely unmoved.

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Eastside High School band


An article in Tuesday's Newton Citizen, "More students start at GPC" contained an error due to an incorrect report from the college.

City to give natural gas rebates

City of Covington utility customers can save money through the city's fall gas promotion.

Skeletal remains identified as those of Porterdale man

Skeletal remains found near the Yellow River in Porterdale have been identified as those of a Porterdale man.


CLUBSWednesdaysWednesday StorytimeThe Newborn Library Service Outlet, 4224 Ga. Highway 142, Newborn, hosts Storytime, free, 4 to 4:30 p.m. Info: 770-787-1126.Home School StorytimeThe Newton County Library is presenting storytime, for preschoolers through third grade, 11 a.m.TOPS 375Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Covington #375, meets Wednesdays, 10 to 11 a.m., First Presbyterian

Club listings

Club and activities listings is open to all civic groups and non-profit agencies in Rockdale and Newton counties free of charge. To submit a club or event announcement, email to or Submissions can also be made by phone at 770-483-7108, ext. 252.

Community Calendar - 8/24

Aug. 24Rockdale BOEAug. 24 at 6 p.m., Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive, Conyers, the Rockdale Board of Education will participate in a Cultural Competency Workshop.Aug. 25Lunch Bunch SocialAug. 25 at 11:30 a.m., Milano's Restaurant, Conyers, the Conyers High School Lunch Bunch Social meeting and lunch, Bill Byrd, 770-880-9638.Alcovy