News for Monday, July 30, 2012


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British men land bronze in gymnastics

LONDON -- Louis Smith grabbed the bronze medal draped around his neck, stared at the sea of Union Jacks flying in the O2 Arena and drank in the moment.. It was even better than he imagined.. Yes, that really was Britain's first team medal in men's gymnastics in a century

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Post 77 wins American Legion baseball championship

LOGANVILLE -- It took a late-inning rally before Rockdale could put Douglasville away allowing Post 77 to become the Georgia American Legion baseball state champions with a 12-4 win at West Walton Park on Monday.. With the scored tied at 4-4 after seventh innings, Keith Buckhault (Eastside) hit a

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Earnhardt leaves Indy with Cup lead

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jimmie Johnson won his fourth Brickyard 400 and solidified his status as a title favorite in NASCAR.. Impressive? You bet.. Surprising? Not really.. But how about this: Dale Earnhardt Jr. left the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the Sprint Cup Series points lead.. Earnhardt finished fourth on Sunday, his

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Ryan not worried with perception

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan likes to undersell his athleticism in a self-deprecating manner.. Ryan doesn't talk much about it publicly, but he is usually among the first to poke fun at his speed and arm strength.. Despite a 43-19 record in the regular season, Ryan

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Lochte falters again, but Franklin, Grevers shine

LONDON -- Missy Franklin stared out on the horde of reporters, suddenly sounding very much like a high school senior-to-be. "I don't like being up here alone," she said nervously.. Then, just like that, she turned on a big smile and worked the room like a pro

Covington Police report two crashes involving underage DUI

Two potentially serious traffic crashes occurred over the weekend involving underage DUI.

General Primary takes place Tuesday

A 30 percent turnout is predicted in today's General Primary.

Teen stabbed during fight in parking lot on City Pond Road

A 16-year-old was stabbed in a parking lot fight early Sunday.

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Carpenter applies for Jacksonville superintendent position

Duval County Public Schools in Jacksonville, Fla., announced that Dr. Dennis Carpenter, deputy superintendent for Operations at NCSS, has applied for its open superintendent position.

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Getting ready

Newton County teachers returned to schools this week to prepare for students on Friday.

Newton, Rockdale unemployment increases

The state has released unemployment data for June.

Pouring licenses revoked at Porterdale Bar & Grill

The pouring licenses for Porterdale Bar & Grill have been revoked by the City Council.

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Covington Lions Club honorees

Covington Lions Club holds installation of officers and awards night.

Newton, Rockdale health reports for July 12, 2012

Health reports for Newton and Rockdale counties for July 31, 2012.

Newton Citizen Top Five stories for July 23-29

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