News for Wednesday, April 17, 2013


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Rockdale boys tennis join girls as region champs

MCDONOUGH -- Rockdale made it a clean sweep of Region 2-AAAAAA tennis Wednesday. The boys finished a perfect season in region play, defeating Alcovy 4-0 to win the first region championship in program history, a day after the Rockdale girls also accomplished the feat for the first time.

Heritage soccer sweeps Cedar

CONYERS -- Last week, the Heritage girls soccer team lost consecutive 1-0 road games to Union Grove and Parkview. But back inside the friendly confines of Evans Memorial Stadium and playing a region opponent Tuesday, the Patriots got back to their winning ways.

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Banks sets tone for Newton football

COVINGTON -- When newly hired Rams football coach Terrance Banks met with parents, players and booster club members at Newton's gym on Tuesday, he told them what he expects to do with this program -- make them champions.

GPC Newton to celebrate Earth Day

GPC's Newton Campus will hold an Earth Day celebration Thursday.

Go kart track proposed for Newton

A go kart racetrack is proposed for Newton County.

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Covington-Newton County 911 dispatchers honored during Telecommunications Week

The week of April 14-20 has been designated as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week and the Covington-Newton County 911 dispatchers are being honored.


An article in Wednesday's Citizen, "Covington council, mayor firm up laundry list of initiatives to pursue," merits a clarification. City Manager Leigh Anne Knight said that hotel/motel tax dollars could be used for Legion Fairgrounds. The article stated "tourism dollars" and Knight asked for clarification because that is

Crash on I-20 westbound in Newton County closes Interstate for hours

Crash on Intersate 20 westbound in Newton County snarls traffic for hours.