News for Wednesday, October 23, 2013


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Pope eliminates Heritage again

The Pope softball team did it to Heritage again. Kelly Barnhill struck out 11 batters in each of her two complete games and the Greyhounds completed a sweep with a come-from-behind game two victory in the second round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs.

Newnan bats too much for Lady Tigers defense

Alcovy’s defense was shell shocked by the Newnan bats as they had 24 hits in the doubleheader on Wednesday. The Lady Cougars punched their ticket to the Class AAAAAA softball tournament in Columbus with their sweep over Alcovy.

Optimistic Bulldogs limp into bye week

Back-to-back losses against Missouri and Vanderbilt have derailed a once promising Georgia football season.

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Cards’ Beltran gets long-awaited shot at World Series

Carlos Beltran has always saved his best for last. In the postseason, when the pressure of Major League Baseball (MLB) is at its most suffocating, the slugger has proven himself one of the great clutch performers.

Focus is key is Tigers prevent repeat against Red Devils

All Alcovy has to do it look at last year’s calender if they need motivation for their homecoming game against Druid Hills today at 7 p.m. at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Newton County schools launch new school bus safety program

School Bus Safety Week is Oct. 21 to 25

Newton County schools launch new school bus safety program

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Tech football looking to build on big win

Coming off a three-game losing streak, Georgia Tech righted the ship against Syracuse last Saturday with a 56-0 rout in what was probably one of most complete victories of Paul Johnson’s tenure.

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Montessori of Covington students donate 'comfort bags' to foster children

Montessori of Covington students donate ‘comfort bags’ to foster children

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The Art of Carving

Citizen readers submitted photos of their most creative carvings to celebrate the Halloween season.

Georgia DNR invites input on Statewide Outdoor Rec Plan

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has presented a Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) and is inviting Georgians to comment.

Rockdale takes weekend off, Salem hosts Apalachee

Week nine of the high school football season provides an opportunity to examine two teams who are headed in opposite directions.

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Aldridge named Covington YMCA Volunteer of Year

When Austin Aldridge started coaching soccer at Covington Family YMCA a decade ago, “In Newton County, not many people knew soccer, much less knew how to coach soccer…You couldn’t even watch soccer on TV,” he said.

Middle-schoolers invited to health careers expo

Middle schoolers across the county can find out if a career in healthcare is the right choice for them by attending the first Newton County Health Careers Expo hosted by Washington Street Community Center.

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Newton High School names 2013 Homecoming Court

Newton High School names 2013 Homecoming Court