News for Thursday, March 22, 2012


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Salem baseball walks off with win

Perhaps things are starting to turn around for the Salem baseball team.. Jake Rich hit a walk-off grand slam, capping a seventh-inning rally, as the Seminoles defeated Cedar Shoals 7-4 Wednesday in Conyers. It was the second consecutive victory for Salem (4-8, 2-1 Region 8-AAAA) over the

Schneider new assistant at Georgia Gwinnett

Mandy Schneider is moving up in the college coaching world.. Schneider, the former Salem High School player and assistant coach, was recently named assistant women's soccer coach at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville.. Schneider, who has five years experience as an assistant coach with Jacksonville University and Georgia State, will

Newton girls tennis team falls to East Coweta

SHARPSBURG -- The Newton girls found themselves in unfamiliar territory as they trailed in four of the five matches against East Coweta and Newton ended up losing 3-2 on Tuesday.. Newton trailed in four of the five matches, the exception being Kelsey Swinson, who held a 2-1 advantage. Both doubles

Brookwood golf downs Eastside

COVINGTON -- The Eastside boys golf team could not get the win over Brookwood even with Quin Murphy posting the low score. The boys lost 157-161 while the Eastside girls also dropped their game, losing 99-92 despite Emily Almand's lowest score of her career on Wednesday.. "If they're putting well

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SIMPSON: One by sea, one by land, one cause

Unusual events that happen in life occasionally trigger new unexpected responses.

Trial started Thursday in 2008 murder

The felony murder trial against Darrell Antonio Crowder began Thursday in Newton County Superior Court.

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Chair put on hot seat for road money spending

Commissioner Mort Ewing accused Chairman Kathy Morgan of violating the board's code of ethics, purchasing policy and state law regarding the expenditure of funds for a road project.

Mayor wants to reduce senior utility rates

Mayor Ronnie Johnston is proposing a discount for senior citizen utility customers.

Newton County jail log for March 23

March 23 Newton Citizen Blotter

Covington Police look for leads in multiple entering auto cases

The Covington Police Department are investigating 17 entering autos and one stolen vehicle that occurred during the early morning hours Thursday in the Covington Place neighborhood.

Mathews recommends promotion, reorganization of NCSS central office

The Newton County Board of Education approved a promotion of a current director and the reorganization of the central office this week.

Newton school board approves principals

The Newton County Board of Education has selected two principals to replace two of three retiring principals this school year.