News for Tuesday, September 13, 2011


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Vehicles donated to NCSO, Senior Services

The Sheriff's Office and Newton County Senior Sevices are the recipients of donated vehicles.

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Six recognized for community work in Rockdale, Newton

Residents of Rockdale and Newton counties were recognized Saturday by the Rockdale/Newton Chapter of the Georgia Federation of Democratic Women for their contributions to the community.

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Newton Schools announce top teachers

The Newton County School System, in partnership with the Newton County Chamber of Commerce, announced Tuesday morning the school-level Teachers of the Year who will compete for the county title.

Police to patrol Housing Authority

A greater police presence will be seen at the Covington Housing Authority, as off-duty police officers will be providing security.

HRs by McCann, Uggla carry Braves

ATLANTA -- Brian McCann and Dan Uggla each hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves snapped their longest losing streak of the season, beating the Florida Marlins 7-1 Tuesday night to end a four-game skid.. The Braves, whose lead over St. Louis in the NL wild-card

Camp's Shut Out Keeps Patriots Win Streak Intact

CONYERS -- The Heritage softball team just keeps on winning.. Kierra Camp threw a two-hit shutout and the Patriots got all the runs they would need in the top of the first inning in a 3-0 victory over rival Salem.. With the win, Heritage extended its winning streak to

Rockdale's Gilland leading Oxford on soccer field

Rockdale County's Alison Gilland has found a leadership role on the soccer field at Oxford College.

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Newton to be tested before starting region play

COVINGTON -- Hopefully, Newton's football team used its bye week wisely as it worked on the little things which should have a big impact on the rest of the season.. The Rams (2-0) will get to see if their tweaking worked out when they play Northview (1-2) in their final

Seminoles Try To Bounce Back Fron Heart-Breaking Loss

CONYERS -- With about three minutes to play in last week's game against Habersham Central, the Salem football team seemed to have its second victory of the season all locked up.. The Seminoles led by 11 points and had the ball at the Habersham two-yard line looking to put

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PARKER: Time to mend our 9-11 unraveling

America's unraveling began with 9-11.

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HUCKABY: Rockdale stadium's namesake loved young people

The eyes of the football-watching world in the North Georgia Piedmont will be on Conyers tomorrow night. At least until Mississippi State and LSU kick off at 8 o'clock. Heritage and Rockdale County High schools will renew their 30-some-odd year-old gridiron rivalry at 7:30 in Reid Stadium -- and the game will be televised on WSBR TV--Comcast channel 248.

Health Reports - 9-13-2011

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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Newton, Rockdale Pet of the Week

Questions to ask before adopting a pet: Can I make a long-term commitment to this pet?. Will I be able to spend enough time with a new pet?. Am I prepared for the cost a new pet will bring?.

Patriots roll in Atlanta

ATLANTA — Heritage took a trip south to Atlanta for a game with Parkview on Saturday. Safe to say, the Patriots brought their bats with them.