News for Monday, July 16, 2012


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Triple Threat hoops team qualifies for YBOA Nationals

A local girl's basketball team has had quite a summer. The Triple Threat All Stars, a group of fifth and sixth-grade girls, qualified for the YBOA National Tournament in Kissimmee, Florida last weekend.. The girls, who reside in Rockdale, Newton and Walton counties, are led by Tim Cotton, the

Man charged with child cruelty; woman complains of suspicious computer activity

Man charged with cruelty to children; woman complains of suspicious activity with her computers.

Newton's Community Food Pantry needs help to fill shelves

The Community Food Pantry of Newton County is in desperate need of donations. Any food items, perishable or non-perishable, will be appreciated.

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Learning Oxford -- Students participate in college pre-orientation

Oxford College recently held Own Oxford, a pre-orientation program, for more than 50 incoming freshman at Oxford College.

GOP grills D5 candidates

District 5 Republican candidates were grilled by party members at a recent forum.

Providers warn of utilities scam

The city of Covington is warning customers not to fall for a scam that promises utility bills will be paid in exchange for personal information.

Health reports for Newton and Rockdale counties for July 17, 2012

Restaurant inspections for Newton and Rockdale County for July 17, 2012.

Top 10 Stories for July 9-15

Following are the most viewed stories of the past week on the Newton Citizen website.

Snapping Shoals EMC members to receive $2.8 million

Snapping Shoals EMC members to receive $2.8 million. Members of SnappingShoals Electric Membership Corporation, a power provider based in Covington, will return $2.8 million in capital credits to SSEMC members.

Dalton honored by Edward Jones

Elly Dalton of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Conyers recently won the firm's Ted Jones Entrepreneurial Award for her exceptional achievement in building client relationships.

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Long-time Covington pharmacist moves business to CVS

The phone is ringing off the hook at the CVS pharmacy in Covington and part of the reason for the high volume of calls is pharmacist Chip McClanahan.

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Newton's Cronan joins United Bank

Brenda Cronan of Newton County has joined United Bank in its Covington office, 7200 Highway 278 east, as a mortgage loan officer.

Conyers' French elected president of GEMCCA

The Georgia Electric Membership Corporation Counsel Association (GEMCCA) has selected Laura French to serve as its president for 2012-2013.

New London holds safe driving fair

New London School of Driving of Snellville presents "Safe Driving 4 Teens Safety Fair" on July 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at George Walton Academy, 1 Bulldog Drive, in Monroe.

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JAMES BEHRENS: God's hope lives even in those who deny Him

I suppose it is a deep seated wish that when we choose a life's path -- or we sense that we are called or invited to do so -- we hope that it is a good choice.

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Salem UMC members perform mission trip to Philippines

Tiny tots living a world away are now wearing beautiful little outfits made by the ladies of Salem United Methodist Church.

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JOHN PEARRELL: Follow three steps to enter into a relationship with God

In my recent series of columns, I have been dealing with the subject of true Christianity.

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ORRIN MORRIS: Bee balm appeals to large bees, hummingbirds

Psalm 103, written by King David, begins, "Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name" (v.1).

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TONY ELDER: God will see you through the storms in life

I've found myself uncomfortably close to some of the powerful storms that have recently come through our area.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Kids can battle summer boredom with 'Get Outside'

Your Mom is awfully tired of you.. She's tired of you running up and down stairs, in and out doors, from kitchen to bedroom. She's tired of your noise from video games, talky toys, TV shows and electronics.

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Brotherland to headline Olde Town Summer Music Fest

Although siblings Craig Blankley and Skip Blankley make up one-half of the Conyers-based band the Brotherland, the group didn't necessarily base a decision on its name for the obvious reasons.

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RONDA RICH: Shiny rings keep memory of Mama alive

It would never have occurred to me that it would mean as much as it has, and it never crossed my mind that I would cherish it as I have.

Eastside High School Honor Roll

Eastside High School - Honor Roll