News for Monday, February 11, 2013


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Tournament time begins for basketball

COVINGTON -- Now is the time that all the practice hopefully pays off with the start of region basketball tournaments as Region 2-AAAAAA will play all its games at Luella while Region 8-AAAA will base out of Johnson in Gainesville.. In girls play, Alcovy, led by Region 2

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Report: Nets interested in Hawks' Smith

The Brooklyn Nets are trying to acquire forward Josh Smith from the Atlanta Hawks.. A source told ESPN that the two sides have recently talked but a deal is not yet close.. The Nets are reportedly willing to trade power forward Kris Humphries and shooting guard MarShon Brooks to get

Paterno family: Freeh report not supported by facts

The family of Joe Paterno claimed that an investigation by former FBI director Louis Freeh into the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case is not supported by facts.. A response to Freeh's July 2012 report was released Sunday by the legal team of the former Penn State football coach. The

18 local wrestlers advance to state finals

COVINGTON -- The dream still lives for 18 local wrestlers to walk away with a state championship after competing in the sectionals, which concluded Saturday.. Eastside leads the group, sending six competitors to the Georgia High School Association traditional state wrestling tournament at the Macon Centreplex staring at 5:30 p.m

Report: NFL considered widening playing field

The NFL's competition committee considered widening the field a year ago as a means to make the game safer, and the league may look at the possibility again, Dan Pompei of the National Football Post reported.. The committee is scheduled to meet later this month, and former committee member Bill

Fests planned to celebrate Arbor Day

Several Arbor Day events are planned throughout the county this year.

Students can apply to liberal arts academy this month

The application window is open for students interested in attending the Academy of Liberal Arts at Newton High School.

School board sets meeting calendar for year

The Newton County Board of Education has set its meeting schedule for the rest of the year.

Covington Officer spots burglary in progress; suspects caught at recycling center

An alert Covington Police officer spotted a vehicle leaving an Atlanta Highway business with stolen merchandise which was later recovered at OMR recycling center.

Porterdale to offer Citizens Police Academy

The Porterdale Police Department is offering a nine-week Citizens Police Academy beginning April 10.

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Celebrating the New Year

Early Learning Center students at the Newton College & Career Academy visited the Silver Dragon Chinese Restaurant in Conyers on Friday to celebrate the Chinese New Year, which was Sunday.

Health inspections for Rockdale, Newton counties for Feb. 12, 2013

Health Reports for Newton and Rockdale counties for Feb. 12, 2013

Newton Citizen Top Five Stories for Feb. 3 to Feb. 10

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