News for Monday, April 1, 2013


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Rockdale boys win Bonnie Mattox Invitational

MONROE -- The Rockdale boys track and field team won the Bonnie Mattox Invitational at Monroe Area High School last weekend. The Bulldogs, led by a dominant day of relays, won the boys event 117-100 over Dacula.. The 3,200-meter relay team of Malik Dawkins, Zach Hess, Chaz Mapp and

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ALL-AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL: Alcovy's Williams is Citizen Player of the Year

COVINGTON -- Girls basketball locally has improved to the point where two players are playing at major Division I schools with more than 10 players averaging double-figure scoring and three players averaging a double-double.. With all the top local talent to choose from, Alcovy's Ashley Williams managed to

Tigers pitching shuts down Lamar County

COVINGTON -- Alcovy pitchers Jake Jones and Dalton Reagin combined for 12 strikeouts and three hits as the Tigers easily beat Lamar County 10-1 on Monday.. Jones started the game and pitched four innings, fanning six batters while giving up one walk and two hits. Reagin finished the final three

Rockdale rolls past Clarke on the diamond

The last time the Rockdale baseball team played on its home field, region rival Newton’s offense exploded for 12 runs. Back at home again Monday facing a former region foe, the Bulldogs’ bats were the main attraction.

Mental health court to start in July

A mental health court will be operating in Newton beginning in July.

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Piloted school security system to expand over years

A school security system that is being piloted in a few Newton County schools this year is expected to expand over the next few years.

Douglas ends congressional bid

County Commissioner John Douglas has ended his bid for Congress.

Former Newton admin among those indicted in Atlanta schools cheating scandal

A former Newton County school administrator is among the 35 Atlanta Public Schools educators who were indicted Friday by a grand jury.

Horse euthanized after collision with car

An accident involving a horse and car was reported on Saturday afternoon.

Health Reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for April 2, 2013

Health Reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for April 2, 2013

Newton Citizen Top Five Stories for March 25 to March 31

These were the Top Five Stories on the Newton Citizen website last week.