News for Monday, September 26, 2011

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Braves' slide continues with 4-2 loss to Phillies

The Atlanta Braves took another wrenching loss in their September swoon, squandering an early two-run lead against Cliff Lee as the playoff-bound Philadelphia Phillies rallied for a 4-2 victory Monday night.Lee (17-8) pitched six strong innings, Jimmy Rollins homered and Raul Ibanez drove in two runs

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Low-flying Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Mike Smith, alarmed by the beating quarterback Matt Ryan has taken in the Falcons' first three games, may make changes on his offensive line this week.. Smith said Monday he is looking first at the Falcons' scheme and then at the players following Atlanta's 16-13 loss at

Rams hurt themselves in loss to Newnan

COVINGTON -- Three interceptions, four personal fouls and six three-and-out drives enabled Newton to shoot itself in the foot and give Newnan the momentum it needed to get a 21-7 win on Saturday at Homer Sharp Stadium.. Of those six times the Rams (3-1 overall, 0-1 Region 2

Eastside cross country teams get to top finishes

COVINGTON -- Eastside's cross country boys and girls teams seem to be heading in the right direction after finishing in the top third of the Rock Ranch Invitational at Yatesville on Saturday.. Out of 14 teams at the event, the Eastside boys came in third with 113 points while the

Smith puts Falcons' offensive line on notice

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Mike Smith, alarmed by the beating quarterback Matt Ryan has taken in the Falcons' first three games, may make changes on his offensive line this week.Smith said Monday he is looking first at the Falcons' scheme and then at the players following Atlanta's 16-13 loss at Tampa

Conyers man killed in hit-and-run

A Conyers man was struck and killed in a hit-and-run on the Downtown Connector Sunday.

NCSS working to improve transportation

Officials at the Newton County School System are trying to improve communication in the Transportation Department.

Woman forgets to wear pants to QT

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at barbara.knowles@newtoncitizen.com.

Arts In Motion 5K run set for Olde Town Conyers

The first Arts In Motion 5K road race Saturday morning will offer a chance to take on a challenging course in Olde Town Conyers while also supporting the arts in the community.

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Conyers to hold town hall meeting on mixed-use zoning district

The city of Conyers will hold the first of two town hall meetings tonight on the proposed rezoning of 424 acres of commercial and residential areas to a Mixed-Use development district.

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Artist makes magic with chainsaw

Artist Ben Eidson creates magic with a chainsaw.

Newton workers report high commute time

Newton County residents have an average commute time to work of more than 30 minutes, based on a new survey released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Piedmont selects homecoming winners

Piedmont Academy recently held its homecoming celebration.

Interview Skills Workshop

Sept. 27 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Gospel Singing at Newton Baptist Church

Oct. 30 at 6 p.m.

Festival of Fall Fashion

Oct. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

First Aid Class

Oct. 17 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Atlanta police investigating fatal hit-and-run

Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run on the Downtown Connector in Atlanta. Authorities say 23-year-old Jacob Halbrooks died early Sunday of blunt force trauma.

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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

These pets and many more are available for adoption at animal shelters in Newton and Rockdale counties.

Woman forgets to wear pants to QT

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at barbara.knowles@newtoncitizen.com.

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