News for Thursday, March 14, 2013

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Fibervisions reps plant trees

Representatives of Fibervision's parent company in Thailand visited the Covington plant Thursday.

Newton, Rockdale unemployment rates at 10 percent

Newton and Rockdale counties' unemployment rates increased in January from December, but improved year over year.

ON THE BEAT: And now the police have the 'stuff'

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties.

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Youth art on display at Newton library

The annual True Colours Youth Art Exhibit is on display at the Newton County Library until March 28.

School system looking at options for growing Flint Hill

Student enrollment at Flint Hill Elementary School continues to climb.

School Crime Report for March 15, 2013

School Crime Report for March 15, 2013

Newton rep to speak at NAACP banquet

A Newton County state representative will speak at a Rockdale County NAACP banquet this weekend.

Newton Citizen Top Five Stories for March 4 to March 10

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

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Fibervisions reps plant trees

Representatives of Fibervision's parent company in Thailand visited the Covington plant Thursday.

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Let's go fly a kite

Oak Hill Elementary School held Kite Day on Friday for its Pre-K students.

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Little lady, big impact: Grace Spradley taught for two decades at Little Red Schoolhouse

Grace Spradley looks back with joy at her time as a teacher at the Little Red Schoolhouse.

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Covington antebellum home finds new life as bed and breakfast

When Nicole Greer considered buying the 11,000-square foot antebellum home just off the square in Covington, it had at least 20 busted windows, significant water damage from a leak on the third floor, wiring that posed a severe fire risk and heart pine floors patched with plywood.. That didn't

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Eighteen named to Citizen all-area boys basketball team

There were plenty of successful area boys basketball teams in 2012-2013, and the leaders of those squads were rewarded with spots on the Citizen's All-Area team.. Eastside, a state playoff team in Class AAAA, had three players make the first team, while Salem, a Class AAAAA playoff team, had

Rockdale tennis has no trouble with Alcovy

The Rockdale tennis teams stayed unbeaten in region play by dominating local foe Alcovy on Wednesday, winning 5-0 in both girls and boys play.. The Bulldogs' top four singles players lost just two games as the top two girls players -- Summer Walker and Ciara Chesser -- each won 8-0

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Hanlan's big day sinks Tech in first round

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Georgia Tech men's basketball team was no match for Boston College's freshman standout. Olivier Hanlan set an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament freshman record with 41 points and Boston College beat the Yellow Jackets 84-64 on Thursday in the first round at the Greensboro Coliseum.. Tech, the

BRAVES NOTES: Simmons shining for Netherlands in WBC

News and notes from the Atlanta Braves' spring training

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Jack Simpson: Follow your dream -- with your eyes wide open

I think it was in the 1980s. Mike was beginning a new career in law enforcement and asked if an old veteran like me had any words of wisdom I could pass on.

Letter: Too many questions left about SPLOST

Eastside High School is only 18 years old. The ESPLOST referendum for March 19 calls for replacing the best-performing high school in Newton County. Regardless of what you have been told, if this SPLOST passes it is in the plan to be replaced

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Darrell Huckaby: Sunday driving was its own destination

Whatever happened to getting in the family car and going for a ride? Other than $4 a gallon gas, I mean.

School Crime Report for March 15, 2013

School Crime Report for March 15, 2013

ON THE BEAT: And now the police have the 'stuff'

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties.

Newton, Rockdale unemployment rates at 10 percent

Newton and Rockdale counties' unemployment rates increased in January from December, but improved year over year.

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Fibervisions reps plant trees

Representatives of Fibervision's parent company in Thailand visited the Covington plant Thursday.

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Youth art on display at Newton library

The annual True Colours Youth Art Exhibit is on display at the Newton County Library until March 28.

Newton rep to speak at NAACP banquet

A Newton County state representative will speak at a Rockdale County NAACP banquet this weekend.

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Boutique donates hats, blanket to student

The Hope Boutique was able to supply 5-year-old Katora King with hats and scarves, as well as a blanket.

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GPC receives Presidential service award

Georgia Perimeter College was one of five colleges in the nation to be honored by a President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll award.

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Eastside choral students attend All-State

Eastside High School sent six students to the final All-State Chorus in Savannah.

Newton County Jail Blotter for March 15, 2013

The Newton County Jail Blotter for March 15, 2013.

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