News for Monday, August 29, 2011


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Senior center Jones says UGA's line looking strong

An improved Georgia line appears to be ready to provide protection and open holes for the offense.

Newton ACT scores below state, nation

High school students in the Newton County School System still are performing below state and national levels on the ACT, a college entrance exam.

Rockdale wins Decatur Playdate

DECATUR -- Rockdale's volleyball team, coming off an Area 8-AAAA championship in 2010, can add its first trophy of 2011 to the display case. The Bulldogs swept three matches to take home first place in the Decatur Playdate on Saturday. Rockdale, which improved its overall record to 11-3 to

Rockdale, Newton win gridiron openers

The Rockdale football team erased an early 7-0 deficit and defeated Winder-Barrow 17-13 in the season opener for both schools Friday night at Reid Stadium.

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Eastside defeats Alcovy 4-2

COVINGTON -- A two-run double with two outs by Eastside catcher Amanda Hawkins proved to be the decisive moment as the Lady Eagles outlasted Alcovy for a 4-2 win on Monday.. After the Lady Tigers (5-6 overall, 1-3 Region 3A-AAAA) took a 2-0 lead in the top of

BISHER: Rookie of the Year: Kimbrel closes but Beachy's better

Just to get away from the Weather Channel and all the instructions on how to survive a hurricane, let me get my oar in the water about an issue of another pressing nature. You know, who's the Braves Rookie of the Year?

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Repaving the way

Avenue of Champions is getting an overhaul.

Porterdale to hold special election

Porterdale will hold a special election Nov. 8 to fill the Post 3 City Council seat.

Legal woes ongoing for Mt. Zion Baptist congregation

Pastor Chris Allen and some members of Mt. Zion Baptist Church are disappointed to discover that their legal ordeal has not run its course and they remain shut out of the facility on Mt. Zion Road.

I-20 work begins next week

A year-long road project will get under way on I-20 next week.

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Boys of fall

Eastside High School defeated the Alcovy Tigers on Friday. The team will take on the Newton Rams this week.

Health Reports - 8-30-2011

EDITOR'S NOTE: Restaurant health inspection reports published in the Citizen newspapers include on the restaurant's name, address,score, date of inspection and previous score. This is due to the length of violations included in the reports. Readers who would like to know more about a restaurant's score may go online at to read any violations recorded in the report.

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'Country Boy'

Performer Tom Becker celebrates legacy of John Denver

Although singer-songwriter John Denver was often lampooned for his earnest "Far Out!" persona and his long-term residency in the middle of the musical road, there's little argument that his acoustic-based tunes -- including "Rocky Mountain High," "Take Me Home, Country Roads" and "Thank God I'm

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GPC dual enrollment up

Georgia Perimeter College's dual enrollment program continues to grow.