News for Monday, August 27, 2012


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New-look Eastside looks to improve on .500

COVINGTON -- The Eastside football program will have a new helmet and offensive look, but if everything goes well it should keep the same winning tradition which sent it to the playoffs three of the past four years.. While it had a good team and game plan to start the

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Stosur starts Open with easy victory

NEW YORK -- Back at the site of her greatest victory, Samantha Stosur looked like a champion again, not the player who has often struggled this year.. The Australian began the defense of her U.S. Open title Monday with a dominant win, needing 51 minutes to beat 64th-ranked Petra

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NASCAR needs Kyle Busch to be himself again

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Kyle Busch seems awfully unhappy these days. That's unfortunate for Busch, and it's bad for NASCAR.

Eastside factbox

-- Head coach: Rick Hurst (eighth season). -- Region: 8-AAAA. -- Last season: 5-5 overall, 4-4 in Region 4-AAA. -- Colors: Green and silver. -- Schedule: Aug. 31 Fri 7:30 p.m. Newton Homer Sharp Stadium. Sept. 7 Fri 7:30 p.m. Jackson Homer Sharp Stadium. Sept. 14 Fri 7:30

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Falcons' defensive ends Edwards and Abraham healthy, hyped

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Abraham excited about what can happen with a healthy Edwards

Patriots win streak up to 10

CONYERS -- The Heritage softball team is starting to make winning tournament championships a regular occurrence.. The Patriots dominated their competition this past weekend, going 5-0 in winning the Watermelon Tournament title in Cordele.. Heritage, which improved to 15-1 under first-year coach Jason McBay, shut out four opponents, including

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Alabama vs. Michigan: Clash of titans

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Colossal college football programs Alabama and Michigan have combined for 1,709 wins and 25 national titles but seldom tangle on the field. When they do, it's usually at some big bowl game, not starting the season on Sept. 1.

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Never too old to serve

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Newton ACT averages below state, nation

Newton County high school students are performing below state and national averages on the ACT.

Libraries announce fall programs

Libraries in Newton and Rockdale are offering plenty for kids to do this fall.

West Nile cases up in Georgia

Health officials are urging the public to take extra precautions due to increasing cases of West Nile in Georgia.

Woman, 2-year-old victims of home invasion on Lakeview Drive in Covington

Lakeview Drive woman and 2-year-old child are victims of home invasions.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Jell-O, Cool Whip make this strawberry cake unique

As far back as I can recall, Patricia Richardson, who is a mother-figure in my life, has made me a chocolate eclair cake my birthday every year.

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Kennel Club presents dog obedience event, essay contest

What does it take to be a responsible dog owner? If you're a middle-schooler and want to win a cash prize, answer that question in about 600 words and submit it to the Conyers Kennel Club.

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RONDA RICH: Orphaned calf could become the family pet

It was a sweet sight, no doubt. My heart is always drawn to God's animal creatures, especially those who have found themselves abandoned young.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Scientist struggles to prevent spread of AIDS in "No Time to Lose"

It's 10 minutes after the hour, and you've done it again.

Health reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for Aug. 28, 2012

Restaurant inspections for Newton and Rocvkdale counties for Aug. 28, 2012.

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All eyes on Isaac as GOP convention approaches

Mitt Romney's Republican National Convention sputters to life with the lonely banging of a gavel in a mostly empty hall, hardly the opening splash intended for the nation.

Newton Citizen Top Five stories for Aug. 20 to Aug. 26

These were the Top Five Stories on the Newton Citizen website last week.