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Clarke pitches shut out in Conyers

CONYERS -- On a cool, drizzly Friday evening in Conyers, one football team was making preparations for the postseason, while the other was headed in the opposite direction.. Quenshaun Watson and Jalani Payne combined for four rushing touchdowns and the Clarke Central Gladiators' defense held Rockdale to 77 total yards

Former Eastside wrestler lived well on, off mat

I made a promise to myself that I would not make this a sad column about the late Trevor Bailey, who was laid to rest at Lakewood Memorial Park in Covington last Wednesday.

Salem ends season with loss to Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Class AAAA No. 4 Flowery Branch had no trouble with Salem, staying unbeaten with a 54-8 victory Friday. The Falcons, in their second season in Region 8-AAAA, moved to 9-0 and need only to beat Clarke Central next weekend to secure the 10-year program's first

No. 22 Georgia gets rare win over Florida, 24-20

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Georgia coach Mark Richt took several steps toward midfield with his son draped around his neck. His players and assistant coaches were in the background, celebrating in the same end zone that caused such a stir during the Bulldogs' last win against Florida.. This one was special

Rams get 23-3 win over Langston Hughes, pieces fall in place for playoff hopes

COVINGTON -- Newton's Javonte Williams got closer to reaching the milestone of 1,000 yards rushing for the season with a 46-yard touchdown run in the Rams' 23-7 win over Langston Hughes on Friday.. Williams also had a seven-yard touchdown run with cornerback Nick Hardeman scoring Newton's (5-4 overall

HUCKABY: A club I'm proud to be in

I've never been much of a joiner. I joined the Boy Scouts of America when I was 8 and the Methodist Church when I was 12. That's about it -- unless the PTA counts. Surely I have a PTA membership card stashed away in a desk drawer somewhere.. They sent

SHIELDS: Cain offers invigorating, welcome optimism

If Herman Cain wins the GOP nomination, the country will see a historic election.

Yellow Jackets Hand Clemson First Loss

The Georgia Tech offense had struggled over the past three weeks, leading many to believe the Yellow Jackets were headed for a third consecutive loss against Clemson Saturday in Atlanta. Instead, the hosts used a national television audience on ABC and the first home sell out of the season to show that the offense is doing just fine.

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New jobs coming to Newton

At least 50 new jobs are coming to Newton County through an expansion of Nisshinbo, an industry that manufactures brake pads, and more than 200 additional jobs could be announced in the coming weeks.

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No. 22 UGA tired of recent struggles vs. rival Florida

It was 2007 the last time the Bulldogs beat up on the Gators, and UGA fans hope that script can be flipped today when the two teams meet for their annual rivalry game in Jacksonville, Fla.

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Ga. Tech stands in No. 6 Clemson's way of history-making perfect year

Georgia Tech and No. 6 Clemson may be headed in opposite directions as of late, but the Yellow Jackets hope to not only right their ship tonight at home in the ACC duel, but play the role as ultimate spoiler of the Tigers' amazing unbeaten season.

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NBA cancels all games through Nov. 30

NBA Commissioner David Stern makes the announcement to cancel more games after the players and owners refuse to budge on how to split the league's revenues.

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WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!: Cardinals beat Rangers, 6-2, in Game 7

The St. Louis Cardinals won a remarkable World Series they weren't even supposed to reach, beating the Texas Rangers, 6-2, in Game 7 on Friday night with another key hit by hometown star David Freese and six gutty innings from Chris Carpenter.

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RCHS Bulldogs: Clarke Pitches Shut Out in Conyers

Conyers ? On a cool, drizzly Friday evening in Conyers, one football team was making preparations for the postseason, while the other was headed in the opposite direction. Quenshaun Watson and Jalani Payne combined for four rushing touchdowns and the Gladiators’ defense held Rockdale to 77 total yards in a 44-0 victory in Region 8-AAAA play. The Gladiators, who won their seventh consecutive game and moved to 8-1, will try to knock off unbeaten Flowery Branch next weekend with a top-two playoff spot, and possible Region 8-AAAA championship on the line.

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JENKINS: Atlanta's passion for pro sports pales next to Boston's

Think we take our sports seriously in Atlanta? I'm talking about professional sports, not your 8-year-old's rec-league game. I know you take that seriously. So do all the people who watched the YouTube video of you taking it seriously.

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Salem Closes Season With Loss To Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - Class AAAA No. 4 Flowery Branch had no trouble with Salem, staying unbeaten with a 54-8 victory Friday. The Falcons, in their second season in Region 8-AAAA, moved to 9-0 and need only to beat Clarke Central next weekend to secure the 10-year program's first league title.

Oct. 30 Newton Citizen Poll

The Newton Citizen Poll is a compilation of opinions submitted by readers. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Citizen newspapers. If you agree of disagree with something you read here, you may respond be emailing poll@newtoncitizen.com or call 770-483-7108 ext. 1349. Please remember that the Citizen Poll is not a forum for comments either for or in opposition to candidates seeking elective office.

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Atkins Foundation unveils 'Wall of Hope' display at RMC

CONYERS -- Twelve portraits hang on the wall near the Women's Diagnostic Center at Rockdale Medical Center and each one has a different story to tell but all with the same message -- Hope.

No. 22 Georgia gets rare win over Florida, 24-20

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Georgia coach Mark Richt took several steps toward midfield with his son draped around his neck. His players and assistant coaches were in the background, celebrating in the same end zone that caused such a stir during the Bulldogs' last win against Florida.

HUCKABY: A club I'm proud to be in

I've never been much of a joiner. I joined the Boy Scouts of America when I was 8 and the Methodist Church when I was 12. That's about it -- unless the PTA counts. Surely I have a PTA membership card stashed away in a desk drawer somewhere.

Rams get 23-3 win over Langston Hughes, pieces fall in place for playoff hopes

COVINGTON -- Newton's Javonte Williams got closer to reaching the milestone of 1,000 yards rushing for the season with a 46-yard touchdown run in the Rams' 23-7 win over Langston Hughes on Friday.

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Ga. Tech stands in No. 6 Clemson's way of history-making perfect year

ATLANTA -- Dabo Swinney never lost his exuberance, even when plenty of Clemson fans questioned whether he was the right coach to lead their football program.

SHIELDS: Cain offers invigorating, welcome optimism

There is a glib, widely circulated explanation offered for the remarkable rise of outsider Herman Cain in barely five weeks from fifth place to first — from being the choice of just 5 percent of Republican voters to being the favorite of 27 percent in the Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll. That explanation goes like this: Herman Cain is just the latest winner of the Republican’s latest ABM — Anybody But Mitt (Romney) — competition. The former Massachusetts governor, who in spite of a series of polished, professional debate performances, seems to be stuck around 23 percent in the same poll, which suggests that Romney’s popularity could have a “low ceiling.”

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WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!: Cardinals beat Rangers, 6-2, in Game 7

ST. LOUIS — Pushed to the brink, the St. Louis Cardinals saved themselves. A frantic rush to reach the postseason on the final day. A nifty pair of comebacks in the playoffs. Two desperate rallies in Game 6.

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Johnson-Knaus conversation the talk of NASCAR

MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Jimmie Johnson said it's "crazy" to suggest his reputation has been tarnished by crew chief Chad Knaus' instructions to mess up the rear bumper if he won at Talladega last week.

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Terrell turns first start into 36-0 win for Eastside

COVINGTON -- It took a change at the quarterback position to get Eastside back on the winning track as sophomore Demario Terrell completed 10 passes for 172 yards including three touchdowns in their 36-0 shutout over Eagles Landing on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.. "He played well; he gave us

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Terrell turns first start into 36-0 win for Eastside

COVINGTON -- It took a change at the quarterback position to get Eastside back on the winning track as sophomore Demario Terrell completed 10 passes for 172 yards including three touchdowns in their 36-0 shutout over Eagles Landing on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.. "He played well; he gave us

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