News for Monday, December 3, 2012


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Rockdale bests local foes, wins swim meet

The Rockdale swim team held off county rival Heritage at last weekend’s meet at Johnson Park, 393.50 to 350, thanks to six first-place finishes.

Seminoles, Bulldogs sweep weekend basketball games

CONYERS -- The Salem basketball teams swept two games from Winder-Barrow Friday. The girls had no trouble in the opener, winning 49-21 behind Shay Tarver's 14 points to move to 2-3 and 1-1 in Region 8-AAAAA. The boys trailed by four in the fourth quarter, but thanks to

Newton stays unbeaten with win over Alcovy

COVINGTON -- It wasn't easy, but the Newton boys basketball team had to come from behind to go 4-0 for the season after beating Alcovy 47-43 on Saturday.. After their win over the Tigers (0-3, 0-1 Region 2-AAAAAA) the Rams (4-0, 1-0) are unbeaten in region play.. "We have

FILS: BCS wrong to penalize Bulldogs for SEC title loss

When the 2012-13 bowl schedule game out I thought about the chant that used to come out of student section at Eastside's basketball games when they did not agree with a call -- "nuts and bolts we got screwed.". As many of you could be aware, I am not

Newton Sheriff's Toy Run Motorcycle Ride set for Saturday

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is sponsoring its 14th Annual Toy Run Motorcycle Ride on Saturday, Dec. 8.

Newton Schools to keep conflict of interest policy

The Newton County Board of Education will retain policy GAG -- Staff Conflict of Interest.

Homeless shelter utility credit to end soon

While the homeless shelter still has a credit toward utilities with the city, but those funds will likely run out shortly after Christmas.

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4-H wins national award

Newton County 4H has won a second place national award for its recycling and waste reduction efforts.

Extras needed for film to be made in Conyers

A casting call has gone out for extras in a film titled, "Prisoners," to be primarily filmed in Conyers.

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Autopsies complete, but still no details on deaths of Newton County couple

Two bodies were discovered at a residence early Monday; the Newton County Sheriff's Office and the Newton County Coroner's Office are conducting a joint investigation.

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Palace: Prince William and Kate expecting a baby

Palace officials say Prince William and his wife are expecting their first child.

Health inspections for Newton, Rockdale counties for Dec. 4, 2012

Restaurant inspections for Newton, Rockdale counties for Dec. 4, 2012.

Newton Citizen Top Five Stories for Nov. 26 to Dec. 2

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