News for Saturday, December 17, 2011

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Residents show their holiday spirit with light displays

Citizen photographer Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith took these photos of houses in Rockdale and Newton counties decked out in lights for the holiday season. The home above is on Conyers Street in Newton County, and a rocking horse and drums, at right, adorn a yard at 1608 Colonial South Drive

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BILL O'REILLY: What TV shows do Democrats and Republicans watch?

Talk about an excruciating experience. The media research company Experian Simmons spent an entire year surveying diehard Republicans and Democrats regarding what they watch on TV, and the results are now in.

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HUCKABY: Recalling a most memorable Dec. trip

Me and mine usually hang around the house when it gets close to Christmas. One year, however, I got a wild hair and decided it would be fun to light a shuck and head out of town exactly a week before Christmas Day.

Newton school board plans for theme school expansion

The Newton County Board of Education voted to pursue an expansion plan for the Newton County Theme School at Ficquett.

Sunday alcohol sales begin today; sales won't be allowed Christmas Day

Sunday sales of alcohol for off-premises consumption go into effect today in Covington and Porterdale, but retailers will have to skip a week immediately, as sales are not allowed on Christmas Day.

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Rockdale discusses openings on local boards, authorities

Recent vacancies on county boards and authorities brought up conversations among the Rockdale County commissioners on finding a better vetting process of candidates.

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Jones bids farewell after 22 years on Conyers City Council

When Marty Jones was first elected to the City Council in 1988, Conyers looked much different than it does today.

Citizen launches new mobile website

Citizen launches mobile Website.

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Operation Sandbox spreads holiday cheer to wounded soldiers

Wounded soldiers in Afghanistan recently received a special delivery courtesy of Operation Sandbox.

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19 Eastside players make All-Region

COVINGTON -- Eastside's football team was well represented in the All-Region 4-AAA team with 19 players on the list including Shaquille Huff who was named the Defensive Player of the Year.. "We're glad to get those guys on there. A lot of people stepped up when we had

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Newton sweeps Eastside by double digits

COVINGTON -- Two girls and three boys were in double figures scoring as Newton dominated Eastside in a county matchup on Saturday.. The Lady Eagles took an early lead and held it for a 46-34 win, while the boys never looked back from the first basket of the game in

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JENKINS: Lessons learned from decades of Christmas shopping

For one, don't make eye contact with kiosk attendants.

Company recalls ground beef distributed in Ga. over E. coli concern

Company recalls ground beef over E. coli concern.

Sunday alcohol sales begin today; sales won't be allowed Christmas Day

COVINGTON -- Sunday sales of alcohol for off-premises consumption go into effect today in Covington and Porterdale, but retailers will have to skip a week immediately, as sales are not allowed on Christmas Day, which is next Sunday, per city ordinances.

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