News for Wednesday, April 11, 2012


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Heritage boys soccer ends region season perfect

The Heritage boys soccer team had already clinched the program's first region title in nearly a decade, but Tuesday in Conyers, the Patriots took it a step further.

Salem boys pitch shutout on senior night

It was a successful senior night for the Salem boys soccer team. Thanks to goals from Cristian Colin and Kofi Yankey, the Seminoles defeated Winder-Barrow, 2-0.

Lady Eagles secure second place with 10-0 win

COVINGTON -- Donning pink shorts in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Week, the Eastside Lady Eagles returned to the pitch with a 10-0 victory over Area 4-AAA rival Henry County on Tuesday to secure second place for the Lady Eagles with one area game remaining.

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Eastside golf teams sweep to keep Newton Cup

COVINGTON -- The Newton Cup is quickly becoming the Eastside Cup. Both squads retained the cup for yet another year with a sweep of the second round at The Oaks Course on Wednesday.

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Georgia's defense may have edge in G-Day game

ATHENS -- Georgia's offense, led by quarterback Aaron Murray, has been overmatched at times this spring when lining up against a defense that returns nine starters.

Records show Petrino, mistress in frequent contact

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino and his mistress were in frequent contact over the past six months, sometimes calling or texting each other dozens of times in a single day -- including game days.

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THOMAS: Rick Santorum's impossible dream

Santorum's dream seemed improbable, if not impossible, from the start.

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Getting their feet wet

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Copper thefts continue to plague Newton County

Copper thefts continue around the county, but law enforcement efforts to deter them seems tp have reduced the number of incidents.

Newton County man found unharmed after Mattie's Call issued

A Newton County man reported missing Tuesday was located in Morgan County.

Newton schools expect $1.5M extra for budget

The Newton County School System is expecting to earn about $1.5 million more than originally estimated in ad valorem and other tax revenues.

County budget proposed to increase

The county budget is proposed to increase for the fist time in several years.

Morgan responds to Cook Road allegations

Chairman Kathy Morgan has issued a response to allegations that she violated local policy and state law.


The address provided by the Covington Police Department for suspect Eddie Mac named in the story headlined, "Bank robbery suspect caught," published in the April 6 edition of the Newton Citizen was incorrect. According to Newton County Detention Center records, Mac is booked in with the address 80 East

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Newton County Reads honored at conference

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Elks Club denied waiver of excise tax penalties

The Porterdale City Council declined to grant a waiver of excise tax penalties for the Elks Club Lodge.

Hamby seeks reappointment to Water Authority board

Former Mayor Bobby Hamby asked that the council reconsider it's decision not to reappoint him to the Water and Sewerage Authority board.