News for Saturday, March 17, 2012

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Buy locally grown produce, meat with the click of a mouse

Conyers Locally Grown co-op features food that is grown less than 40 miles away, has no synthetic fertilizer or pesticides and is not genetically modified.

Locals compete in state Spelling Bee

Two area middle schoolers competedl in the state Spelling Bee on Friday.

Hot temps bring out the bugs

An early spring means pests are out sooner than usual.

ON THE BEAT: Didn't take long for criminals to find new Covington Walmart

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. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at barbara.knowles@newtoncitizen.com.. Walmart at Salem and Brown Bridge roads is officially

Two injured, three jailed in family fight

Three family members were jailed following an early morning fight.

Newton Citizen Poll for March 18

March 18 Newton Citizen Poll

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Waiting and watching

Conyers celebrates St. Patrick's Day with the World's Fastest-Growing Parade Friday afternoon.

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Porterdale plans pocket parks

Porterdale is developing three small parks.

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Walmart opens on Salem Road

The new Walmart on Salem Road opened Wednesday and shoppers responded with enthusiasm.

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Porterdale Farmers' Market opens second season

Potrerdale Farmers' Market opens its second season March 24.

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Be vigilant to keep poisons away from pets

Experts urge pet owners to be aware of poisoning dangers to dogs and cats during Poison Prevention Week, March 18-24.

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Lady Eagles split a pair of area games

COVINGTON -- The Eastside girls started Area 4-AAA play Tuesday with a 5-1 loss to Eagles Landing on the road before hitting the trail again on Thursday to get a 4-0 win over Sandy Creek.

Newton soccer girls lose, boys come back

COVINGTON -- Both Newton squads fell behind in the games against Westlake on Friday with different results.

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No upsets as top-seeded teams handle business

PITTSBURGH -- Scoop Jardine had 16 points and eight assists to lead top-seeded Syracuse to a 75-59 victory over eighth-seeded Kansas State on Saturday in the third round of the East Regional.

Heritage sweeps Apalachee in soccer

CONYERS -- Arielle Gunderson and Courtney Hodges have been the two most dangerous players on the Heritage girls soccer team in 2012. It's only fitting that in a key Region 8-AAAA game Friday against Apalachee, the pair figured prominently.

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Goosen, Furyk tied for lead in Transitions Championship

PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- Retief Goosen felt so much pain in his lower back that he decided to pull out of next week's tournament and get treatment. One day later, he found himself atop the leaderboard in the Transitions Championship.

Heritage tennis takes care of rival Salem

The Heritage tennis teams took care of rival Salem on Thursday in Conyers.

ON THE BEAT: Didn't take long for criminals to find new Covington Walmart

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. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at barbara.knowles@newtoncitizen.com.. Walmart at Salem and Brown Bridge roads is officially

Hot temps bring out the bugs

An early spring means pests are out sooner than usual.

Tease photo

Waiting and watching

Conyers celebrates St. Patrick's Day with the World's Fastest-Growing Parade Friday afternoon.

Locals compete in state Spelling Bee

Two area middle schoolers competedl in the state Spelling Bee on Friday.

Two injured, three jailed in family fight

Three family members were jailed following an early morning fight.

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Buy locally grown produce, meat with the click of a mouse

Conyers Locally Grown co-op features food that is grown less than 40 miles away, has no synthetic fertilizer or pesticides and is not genetically modified.

LETTER: Parents are 'third rail' of education

Parents are the 'third rail' of education.

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Darrell Huckaby: Cherry Blossom Festival is still a local event

The Cherry Blossom is our own community festival and it is run by local folks who put a lot of effort and elbow grease all year long into making it one of the best in the South.

LETTER: Sen. Ron Ramsey 'uncomfortable' in making decision

Sen. Ron Ramsey should act in the interests of Rockdale voters.

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JENKINS: If it's worth saying, it's worth saying so nobody can understand

Say what? People talk a lot but don't really say much these days.

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