News for Tuesday, October 30, 2012


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Letter: Brown is best choice for sheriff

Thank you for the Newton Citizen article "Sheriff shares bulletproof vest fund records."

Letter: Corley has been highly visible in community

The leaves are falling in Georgia on an even-numbered year, so we all know it's election time.

Letter: Sheriff's race plagued by false accusations

In March 2012, Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown shared with the citizens of Newton County his decision to seek re-election.

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Jeff Meadors: Schools need higher achievement and accountability

How do schools with decreasing scores explain them and will new local school plans for improvement offer accountability to taxpayers?

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Darrell Huckaby: It was a great week on the banks of the St. Johns

Just as the 2012 Georgia Bulldogs put an end to loose talk about "old man football" in September, they put an end to talk about a soft defense Saturday night on the banks of the St. Johns River.

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Georgia Tech going through transition

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech's football team could be headed for its second losing record in three years. The men's basketball team, which opens a new arena on campus next month, won just 11 games last season and went 4-12 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Some fans might be displeased that athletic director Dan Radakovich has decided to leave and take the same job at Clemson while the Yellow Jackets endure these growing pains.

Patriots close reagular season at Apalachee

CONYERS -- Ryan Sutton had been the starter at quarterback for the Heritage football team for nearly two years before being benched Week 7 against Clarke Central. The junior signal caller returned to the starting lineup last weekend and acted like he had never left.

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'Mad' Dawg defense: Richt hopes UGA's performance continues

ATHENS -- After underachieving through much of the season, Georgia's defense rose at the right time with a dominant performance in last week's win over Florida.

Fox's Bulldogs boast more experience, depth

ATHENS -- Coach Mark Fox has a long list of reasons his Georgia team should be better this season.

Liens filed against NSP homes

Liens have been filed on five of Newton County's NSP homes, preventing them from being sold.

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Readying for the big night

Ready for Halloween.


The name of Esther Occeas of a Boulevard address in Atlanta was listed on the Newton Citizen's Blotter for June 24, 2011, when she was arrested and charged with deposit account fraud. Those charges were later dismissed by District Attorney Layla Zon due to "lack of prosecution" by the victim

3-day charrette planned to discuss Porterdale's future growth

A three-day charrette will be held by staff from the UGA Center for Community Deisgn & Preservation in Porterdale Nov. 9-11.

Nominees sought to light courthouse

Nominations are currently being sought for the 2012 Shining Light.

SSEMC deploys crews to Maryland to assist with power outages due to Hurricane Sandy

Snapping Shoals EMC has depoyed crews to Maryland to assist with power outages in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Covington residents must apply for permit before outside burning

Covington Fire Department urges city residents to get burn permits before outdoor burning.

DFACS investigated Livingston student prior to his death

The 7-year old boy who died last month had been the subject of an investigation by the Department of Family and Children Services.

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Covington Kiwanis Club installs officers

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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties. Questions to ask before adopting a pet:. -- Can I make a long-term commitment to this pet?. -- Will I be able to spend enough time with a new pet?. -- Am I prepared for the cost a new