News for Thursday, June 7, 2012


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Darrell Huckaby: I'll be glad to say 'I knew him when'

Playing baseball has never been a problem for Tyler Austin. I think he is the person Robert Redford was trying to portray in the movie "The Natural."

Web commenter claims harassment after identity revealed

Shannon Black, who claims she is commenter "MsLoy" and "KBeet" on the Newton Citizen website, has filed a report of harassment with the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office.

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Jack Simpson: Memorial Day a time for prayer, reflection

For all of us veterans and families who gathered at the American Legion, Memorial Day was a day for prayer, salutes to the flag and speeches about honoring our fellow soldiers who paid the ultimate price to keep us free.

Newton County woman charged in 2011 motorcycle death

Georgia State Patrol charges Newton County woman in 2011 motorcycle crash resulting in death of 64-year-old Covington woman.

Borcherding named Region 8 baseball coach of the year

It didn't take long for Jason Borcherding to leave his mark on the Heritage baseball program and force tradition-rich Region 8-AAAA to take notice.

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MANNY FILS: Is Tiger back? Does anyone care?

Just because Tiger Woods won a couple of tournaments this season a lot of people, especially sports writers, are ready to hand him the U.S. Open. As far as I'm concerned, I'm not ready to jump on the Tiger Woods bandwagon yet.

Georgia Dugout Club to hold Georgia Underclassman Top-100 Showcase

COVINGTON -- The Georgia Dugout Club will conduct their Georgia Underclassman Top-100 Showcase on from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Covington campus of Georgia Perimeter College.

Attorney says motion to stop subpoena should be denied

Attorney Stephanie Lindsey says the motion to stop a subpoena for the Newton Citizen to provide identifying information of individuals who negatively commented about the Alcovy High School principal on the Citizen website should be denied.

Newton County Jail Blotter for June 8, 2012

The Newton County Jail Blotter for June 8, 2012.

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Jack Simpson honored for service to law enforcement

Jack Simpson and the late Douglas Digby honored for their service to law enforcement.

2012 Newton grads offered nearly $15 million in scholarships so far

This school year's graduating seniors have been offered nearly $15 million in scholarships to date.

ADA, Title VI forum set for June 20

The city of Covington will host a public forum regarding the American With Disabilities Act and the Title VI Act.

Electric bills to increase for Covington customers

Covington electricity customers can expect a bill increase effective in July.