News for Monday, April 15, 2013


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Eastside baseball hosts youth groups

COVINGTON -- The Eastside Baseball team is extending an invitation to all little league baseball players in uniform to the Eagle baseball field on Wednesday for Youth Baseball Day.. Youth players are encouraged to show up at the field at 5:30 p.m. to participate in the scheduled events.. Some of

Inexperience did not factor in Banks decision

COVINGTON -- One of the things Newton's new head coach Terrance Banks brings to the table is enthusiasm and a belief in himself.. Banks beat out 35 other applicants, many of whom had prior head coaching experience. But what set him apart from the others was his ability to sell

Heritage track and field grabs third-place finish

ACWORTH -- The Heritage track and field team finished third, thanks to a pair of championships and seven second-place finishes at last weekend's Allatoona Invitational.. Myles Hunter won the 110-meter hurdles in 14.82 to help the boys finish third, while C.J. Stone was the runner-up in the

Alcovy girls, Eastside boys win Newton Cup

COVINGTON -- The Alcovy girls golf team maintained its edge to take the Newton Cup away from Eastside for the first time in seven years while the Eastside boys started the tournament two strokes behind Alcovy only to rally to retain the cup for the ninth straight year at Ashton

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Ancient elm victim of spring storm

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Fairy House Festival at Covington's Chimney Park set for May 4

The fifth annual Fairy House Festival at Chimney Park is set for Saturday, May 4.

Covington man hospitalized after alleged beating, robbery by girlfriend's ex

A Covington man was injured Sunday when he was the victim of an armed robbery.

Two killed as explosions rock Boston Marathon

Two explosions hit the Boston Marathon as runners crossed the finish line on Monday, killing at least two people and injuring 23.

Community Band presents spring concert

The Newton County Community Band will present its spring concert April 22.

Students to start CRCTs this week

State high stakes testing will begin today and continue until next week.

Chamber makes new hires Harrison leaving economic development role

The Newton Chamber has made two new hires.

Health inspections for Rockdale, Newton counties for April 16, 2013

Health inspections for Rockdale, Newton counties for April 16, 2013

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HUCKABY: Another ho-hum day, or a landmark in history?

The thing that separates normal ho-hums from days that live forever, of course, is the fact that on certain days monumental events take place

Newton Citizen Top Five Stories for April 8 to April 14

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