News for Thursday, April 5, 2012

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Barfield, Ward lead Bulldogs on diamond

A long losing streak seems to be a thing of the past for the Rockdale baseball team. Young Harris College commitment Aaron Barfield threw a complete-game seven-hitter, striking out nine in the Bulldogs' 5-1 win over Cedar Shoals on Wednesday.

Wilson to bowl in Las Vegas

James Wilson is headed to Las Vegas. Wilson, a Covington resident, is one of 108 amateur bowlers who will compete in the National In-League Tournament finale to be held in Las Vegas April 27-28.

White sets records at Kennesaw State

Former Salem track star Kentrell White was in a record-setting mood last weekend at the Georgia Tech Invitational.

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Saints' Williams sought big hits on specific 49ers

NEW ORLEANS -- A newly released recording purports to capture former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams telling players to "put a lick" on San Francisco's Kyle Williams to see if the receiver still had lingering effects from an earlier concussion.

Letter: Poor government ethics may have hurt a worthy charity

Handling of passport fees, Clothes Closet has been shameful.

Letter: People need to open minds to comprehend what's happening to nation

Many see only a small percent of what is going on in Washington, and this is keeping the disaster we are headed toward hidden from them.

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Jack Simpson: Pollen count has us under attack

Despite the high pollen counts, we carry on.

Letter: How is this stormwater fee — or tax — even calculated?

How is the stormwater 'fee/tax' calculated?

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Darrell Huckaby: You never know whose path you'll cross, or when

I have a hard time going anywhere that I don't run into someone from home or someone whose path I have crossed.

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Santana, Mets beat Braves 1-0 in opener

A little less zip on the fastball. Still has that baffling changeup.

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Masters brings tourists to Newton, Rockdale

Newton and Rockdale counties are seeing an increase in tourists thanks to the Masters Golf Tournament.

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Area churches ready for Easter celebrations

Easter weekend services and events will take place at churches and organizations throughout Rockdale and Newton counties. Below is a listing of those events that have been submitted to the Citizen.April 6Good Friday ConcertApril 6, 7 p.m. The Gospel According to U2, Gateway Community Church, 8 p.m., admission is one

City commits to engineering for natural gas station

Covington officials are moving forward with their vision of owning and operating a natural gas fueling station.

Oxford still looking into privatized sanitation services

The council plans to revisit the topic of privatized sanitation at a work session at 6 p.m. April 16 at Oxford City Hall, where citizens are invited to learn more about it.

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Bank robbery suspect caught within minutes

The Covington Police Department has a suspect in custody for the attempted robbery of the Bank of North Georgia Thursday morning.

Poets invited to enter poetry contest

Poets are invited to attend the Fourth Annual Poetry Contest at the East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers meeting on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Newton Campus of Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Building D & Conference Center, located at 8100 Bob Williams Parkway.

Newton County Jail Log for April 6

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Porterdale Police Department and the Georgia State Patrol.. -- Henry Lindley Adams, 48, 95 Glynnshire Ct., possession of marijuana less than an ounce, drug-related objects, drugs to be kept in

Wilson to bowl in Las Vegas

James Wilson is headed to Las Vegas. Wilson, a Covington resident, is one of 108 amateur bowlers who will compete in the National In-League Tournament finale to be held in Las Vegas April 27-28.

Group says feds probing Georgia school discrimination

ATLANTA (AP) — The Justice Department is investigating claims of discrimination against students with disabilities in Georgia public school systems after a nonprofit group filed a complaint targeting the state's complex education funding formula, the group said Thursday.

Covington Police: Suspect apprehended in bank robbery attempt

A suspect has been apprehended in connection with an attempted robbery of the Bank of North Georgia Thursday morning.

Severe storms possible over parts of north Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Forecasters say thunderstorms expected across north and central Georgia could turn severe Thursday.

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