News for Monday, April 22, 2013


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Falcons appear ready to move up in the draft

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has made a trade in every draft he's directed for the Falcons.

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Eastside girls golf team fail to make sectional

ROYSTON -- The Eastside girls golf team failed to break the 320-point barrier needed to qualify for the Class AAAA sectional, ending its season shooting a 368 at the Region 8-AAAA tournament at Highland Walk Golf Course on Monday.

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Costly heading to Birmingham Southern

Eastside offensive and defensive lineman Cody Costly will head west to play for the D-III Birmingham Southern Panthers after recently signing his scholarship. The Panthers finished the season with a 7-3 record last year.

Deas with Olympic development team in Portugal

Although Heritage midfielder/forward Andre Deas will miss a couple of critical games for the Patriots over the next several days, he's got a good reason for his absence.

BOC wants to promote Newton via video

Commissioners are holding off on having video promoting Newton County to see if a local company can provide the service.

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Learning the ropes

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Newton County Seniors host reunion

The first Ms. Senior Newton County Reunion was recently held at Turner Lake Center.

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Doing a good job even better

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Relays for Newton, Rockdale set for this weekend

Newton and Rockdale counties will host their respective Relays for Life this weekend.

Tickets still available for Newton Medical Center gala

The Newton Medical Center Auxiliary is planning for the most exciting gala ever on April 27 at Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast.

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Newton County Seniors host Red Hatters luncheon

Newton County Seniors host Red Hatters luncheon.

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Ministering to the homeless

Covington's Salvation Amry Service Center staff attend event to benefit homeless.

Shooting of Covington man at Fieldstone View results in arrest

Rockdale County Sheriff's Office investigators have made an arrest in connection with the shooting of a Covington man Sunday night. Authorities say the suspect was shot by the victim in 2008.

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Boston bombing suspect charged in hospital bed

Federal prosecutors charged the surviving man suspected of bombing the finish of last week's Boston Marathon with one count of using a weapon of mass destruction and one count of malicious destruction of property resulting in death.

Health Reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for April 23, 2013

Health Reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for April 23, 2013.

Newton Citizen Top Five Stories for April 15 to April 21

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