News for Monday, March 25, 2013


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TRACK RECAP: Rockdale track wins East Manchester Invitational

DOUGLASVILLE -- The Rockdale boys continued their outstanding track and field season last weekend. Paced by four championships and four runner-up finishes, Rockdale won the second annual East Manchester Invitational.. Lawrence Crawford led the way in the track events with a title in the 100 meters (10.91). His teammates

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Alcovy takes lead in Newton Cup

COVINGTON -- Low rounds by Alcovy's Zach Floyd and Kelsey Knight helped put the Tigers in the lead for the Newton Cup after the first round at The Oaks Course on Monday.. Even under brutal, windy, cold conditions, Floyd managed to shoot an even par 36 on the front nine

Webster, Davis win fourth flight of Georgia four-ball tournament

CONYERS -- Several local players teamed up to play in the rain-shortened, three-day Georgia four-ball tournament at the par-72 courses of Doublegate Country Club and Stonebridge Golf and Country Club in Albany.. Due to heavy rain in the Albany area on Saturday night, Stonebridge Golf and

Terdoslavich among four Braves sent down

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Joey Terdoslavich re-established his prospect status this spring, but his hot hitting wasn't enough to win a roster spot with the Braves.. Terdoslavich, who hit .395 in 26 Grapefruit League games, was sent to the minors on Monday along with fellow outfielder Jordan Parraz

Newton County pedestrian struck and killed on Duncan Road

A pedestrian was struck and killed on Duncan Road Monday afternoon.

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Newton Sheriff's Office to hold two K-9 fundraisers Saturday

The Newton County Sheriff's Office will hold two fundraisers Saturday for its K-9 Unit.

Chase Cain Bike Ride rescheduled for April 27

The Chase Cain Memorial Foundation Bike Ride has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 27.

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Registration under way for Cheerios Challenge

Registration is underway for the Cheerios Challenge, set for April 13.

Covington amending temp sign ordinance

A first reading of an amendment to Covington's temporary sign ordinance was approved March 18.

School lunch prices to increase again

Local school lunch prices will increase again due to a federal mandate.

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In fair or foul weather, Cherry Blossom show goes on

Rain and wind didn't stop some festival-goers from coming out for the Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival.

Town hall meeting Tuesday night on ZIP change

A town hall meeting takes place tonight on the proposed ZIP code change for East Newton.

Health Reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for March 26, 2013

Health Reports for Newton and Rockdale counties for March 26, 2013.

Newton Citizen Top Five Stories for March 18 to March 24

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

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Sweet 16 for Rockdale's Thompson, No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast

PHILADELPHIA -- Florida Gulf Coast doesn't have any high school All-Americans on its squad. It doesn't have an experienced head coach, and with only one senior starter, there isn't a wealth of experience on the roster either.. What the team does have is a berth in the Sweet 16 and