News for Monday, June 27, 2011


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Health Reports - 06-28-2011

EDITOR'S NOTE: Restaurant health inspection reports published in the Citizen newspapers include only 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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Fun in the sun: Sunflower Fest blooms this weekend

A decade into its run, organizers of the Sunflower Farm Festival are touting it as the biggest event in Morgan County, and they hope this year will be even bigger.

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City projects surplus for FY 2012

The city of Covington will see a projected surplus of more than $716,000 in fiscal year 2012.

Social Circle wants fifth option for redistricting

In an effort to ensure two of the four City Council districts are "strong minority districts," the Social Circle City Council has directed a fifth draft of new district lines be drawn.

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Suspects sought in stabbing

The Conyers Police Department has one Covington woman in custody and is on the lookout for two more in connection with the stabbing of a 52-year-old Conyers woman Saturday night. A witness at the scene used his phone to videotape the incident.

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Newton boys hoops dominant in summer

COVINGTON -- Newton's boys basketball team ended its summer practice by showing a lot of progress and potential while also showing what it will need to work on before next season.

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BISHER: Sometimes baseball scouts find great diamonds in the rough

This is the way it used to be, you might say. A scout walked into town -- a small town in a quiet valley or a mill town -- to watch a baseball game. The Braves scout, of course, was what we used to call a "bird dog," meaning he was just sort of "sniffing out" the territory.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- June 29, 2011

Newton Your Next Best Friend

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Rising middle schoolers to participate in summer camps

COVINGTON -- Students starting middle school in Newton County next year have a chance to prepare this summer for an important transition period.