News for Thursday, May 3, 2012


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Eastside faces Westside, Augusta in first round

COVINGTON -- Even though this is the fourth straight year the Eastside girls have made it to the Class AAA playoffs, it's the first time they will be hosting. Westside, Augusta comes to Cousins Middle School today at 6 p.m.. "We play better there. The girls are more relaxed there

Eagles advance to second round with 4-1 win

AUGUSTA -- Eastside Trent Taylor may have received the glory but as was definitely a team effort that helped him score his four goals in the Eagles' 4-1 win over the Academy of Richmond County in the first round of the Class AAA playoffs on Thursday.. "We made some good

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Jack Simpson: Country music name only?

Country music is a far cry from what it once was.

Letter: Industry deal might not be as good as thought

With all the fanfare about the four-county industrial park landing a new industry, no one thought our negotiators would be dealing without a full deck.

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Darrell Huckaby: T.K. Adams finally getting honor he deserves

I am a huge fan of Mr. T.K. Adams and his family.

Hearing date set for motion to quash Carpenter subpoena

A hearing on the motion to quash a subpoena seeking information on Newton Citizen website posters has been set for June 14.

Baxter incentives could top $200 million

Incentives for Baxter could top $200 million.

Newton Health Center holds free women's heart disease symposium Monday

The Newton County Health Department on Hazelbrand Road will host a program on surviving and preventing heart disease in women on Monday from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Officials hold closed meeting on Baxter

Officials were scheduled to have a closed meeting to discuss Baxter International Thursday night.

Middle Ridge not offering school choice next year

The Newton County School System announced Wednesday that it will not be required to offer Public School Choice for Title I schools next school year.

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Covington Walmart donates laptops

The members of Barrow Jackson Civil AirPatrol Squadron #156 is thankful to Walmart store #459 in Covington.

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$50K donation from AT&T will help low-income students pay GED

AT&T recently donated $50,000 to the Technical College System of Georgia to create a General Education Diploma testing scholarships for qualified, low-income students.

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George Walton Academy majorettes compete at Disney

Three of George Walton Academy's Majorette Squads traveled to Disney World earlier this year to compete in the international competition.

Social Circle hosts community-wide yard sale Saturday

Social Circle will host a community-wide yard sale Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. and for the second year will join forces with Sherman's Trail Yard Sale, extending from Savannah to near Conyers.

Free Kids Katch Fishing Contest to be held Saturday

The free sixth annual Kids Katch Fishing Contest will be held from 8:30 a.m. until noon Saturday on the grounds of Elks Aidmore at 2394 Morrison Road in Conyers. It is open to youngsters from 5 to 15 and is hosted in partnership with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Free concert by Lauda Musicam of Atlanta set for Sunday

Lauda Musicam of Atlanta will perform standard fare from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods on instruments appropriate for the time period Sunday at 3 p.m. at The Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on Clark Street in Covington.

Last Celebrate Our Home event takes place Saturday

Saturday is the last chance for residents to take part in the Celebrate Our Home event.

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Newton County jail blotter for May 4

The Newton County Jail Blotter for May 4.

Officials to hold closed meeting on Baxter

Officials will hold a closed meeting tonight to discuss the Baxter International project.