Top 10 Stories for July 9-15

Below are the top 10 most viewed stories during the week of July 9 to July 15, 2012 on the Newton Citizen website. Click on the link to see what you may have missed.

On the Beat: If he pays his rent with quarters he might be a suspect

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties.

Newton Citizen Poll for July 15

The Newton Citizen Poll is a compilation of opinions submitted by readers.

John Strauss will answer to the voters

John Strauss has a real love for District 1 and a genuine desire to serve the people of the district without regard for any further political aspirations or agendas.

Chemical spill reported at local industry

Several hundred gallons of hydrogen peroxide spilled at a local industry Thursday afternoon.

Whooping cough cases on the rise: Five cases identified in Newton

Five cases of whooping cough have been identified in Newton this year.

Critical school CRCT scores below state averages

The Georgia Department of Education released school-level results for this year's Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests.

Newton County DA seeks death penalty in connection with double murder

Newton County District Attorney Layla Zon will seek the death penalty for two suspects in the February double murder of a wheelchair-bound man and his elderly aunt.

Newton County Jail Blotter

This is a listing of charges and arrests reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Porterdale Police Department and the Georgia State Patrol.

DOT addresses T-SPLOST issues

There are widespread misconceptions about the T-SPLOST referendum on the Special Election ballot, according to a DOT representative.

BOE Dems go head to head at forum

Candidates for the District 4 Board of Education seat revealed fundamental differences in their approach to issues affecting the school system at a recent forum.