News for Monday, August 20, 2012


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Runoff takes place today

COVINGTON -- Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today for the runoff election.. Voters in District 5 will choose between Ronnie Dimsdale and Levie Maddox to determine who will be the Republican candidate for the Board of Commissioners facing Democrat Marcello Banes in November.. Dimsdale and Maddox

NCSO nabs stolen truck, construction equipment valued at a quarter of a million

Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies recover $256,000 worth of stolen construction equipment.

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GPC students return to classes this week

Georgia Perimeter College began classes for the semester on Monday.

Carpenter not selected as finalist for Florida system

A Newton County School System deputy superintendent isn't one of the finalists for a superintendent job in Florida.

Death penalty trial of 2009 murder expected to start this week

The trial of a Covington man charged with the 2009 murder of a Conyers landscaper is expected to begin this week.

Rockdale volleyball wins a pair

Rockdale’s two-time region champion volleyball team has a number of new faces. But on the road last Thursday, the Bulldogs looked a lot like the 2010 and 2011 title-winners.

Patriots avenge loss on diamond, win tournament

The Heritage softball team had no problem avenging its first loss of the season last weekend, and the Patriots picked the perfect time to do it.

Augusta National adds first 2 female members

For the first time in its 80-year history, Augusta National Golf Club has female members.

Health reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for Aug. 21, 2012

Restaurant inspections for Aug. 21,2012, for Newton and Rockdale counties.

Newton Citizen Top Five stories for Aug. 13 to Aug. 19

These were the Top Five Stories on the Newton Citizen website last week.