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Alabama toddler drowned in church's baptismal water

A toddler found submerged in a tank of baptismal water in an Alabama church died of accidental drowning, the local coroner said on Monday.

U.S., partner nations launch first strikes in Syria

The United States and partner nations are carrying out the first air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, the Pentagon said on Monday, in ongoing operations that mark the opening of a new, far more complicated front in a battle against the militants.

Rockdale grad starts strong for Uconn tennis

Summer Walker seems to be adjusting nicely to collegiate tennis.

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Apple sells more than 10 million new iPhones in first three days

Apple said it sold more than 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new models went on sale on Friday, underscoring strong demand for phones with larger displays.

Cell tower variance slated for Thursday’s Board of Zoning Appeals meeting

A cell phone tower to eliminate high-speed data dead spots requires a variance in the mandatory distance from nearby homes, which the Board of Zoning Appeals will consider at its monthly meeting.

After New Hampshire, all Chase drivers back in the game

That’s an apt description of Sunday’s action at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, where a succession of on-track dust-ups and hold-your-breath restarts played havoc with the fortunes of Chase drivers who entered the Sylvania 300 feeling relatively secure about their prospects of advancing to the second elimination round.

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Beware glint in Watson’s eye, McGinley warns Europe

Paul McGinley rates his Ryder Cup team as one of the strongest assembled by Europe but he will be mindful this week of the special influence rival captain Tom Watson can exert on his United States side.

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Gridlock Grief

Studies are underway for constructing a new Exit 88 design that would ease the logjams at the access road and Crowell Road, but at a price.

Community Calendar for Sept. 23, 2014

The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties.

ALANHS program holds drive to benefit homeless

In its fifth year running, the Academy of Liberal Arts at Newton High School is holding a collection drive to benefit the homeless.

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BBQ fund raiser at Allen Memorial Methodist

Fall is barbecue time, and according to many in Newton County, no one does chicken barbecue better than Allen Memorial United Methodist Church in Oxford.

Rockdale Dugout Club, Lupus Foundation team up to remember Savage

Rockdale High School continues to honor the late Jordan Savage.

No drag strip proposed for annexed property this time around

About 300 acres in Newton County has been annexed in to the city of Social Circle, but the property owners pledge there will be no talk of a drag strip this time.

Rockdale County Health Scores, Sept. 15-22

Restaurant health scores, Sept. 15-22

Woman arrested after outburst in court

A Covington woman apparently upset with the way things were going in court was arrested Wednesday when she became belligerent in a Newton County courtroom.

Newton County teams unsuccessful in road games

Both Newton County teams had a hard time on the road against Region 1-AAAAAA opponents as both Newton and Alcovy were on the wrong side of the score.

'Maze Runner' streaks out to No. 1 at box office

'A Walk Amoing the Tombstones' ends up in second place

"Maze Runner" pulls in $32.5 million in U.S. and Canadian box offices.

LETTER: Remember history's lessons with accuracy

Darrell Huckaby (Citizen, Sept. 10, 2014) asks if we have forgotten in regards to the lessons of 9/11.

Community Calendar for Sept. 20, 2014

The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties.

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Newton NAACP to honor Civil Rights leaders

Newton NAACP to honor lead organizers in Civil Rights movement.

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