News for Monday, March 19, 2012


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Eside-Newton soccer

COVINGTON -- Eastside's soccer team kept the day perfect sweeping Newton at Homer Sharp Stadium on Saturday.. The Lady Eagles blanked Newton 9-0 in a shortened game while Eastside's boys avenged a loss to the Rams earlier in the season with a 5-1 win.. Eastside's senior trio of Savannah Hill

Fuller keeps Wolverines off balance in 1-0 win

COVINGTON -- Alcovy's Austin Fuller took care of business on the mound throwing a shutout, and he did it at the plate, driving in the Tigers' only run to give the home team a 1-0 win over Union Grove on Monday.. Even though the Tigers (7-5 overall, 3-2 in Region

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Pollen count soars

Monday was a record day for Georgia's pollen count.

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Covington's Valspar creates those recognizable colors

Valspar Corporation, which is headquartered in Minneapolis, operates a powdered coatings plant in Covington, where the colored coatings for many recognizeable products are manufactured.

Challenge Charter Academy moving forward with plans to improve

Officials with Challenge Charter Academy expect to show greater gains on academic achievement this school year, even though the state recently named the school to a list of the 5 percent of lowest performing Title I schools in Georgia.

Newborn bans sale of drug-related items

Drug-related items cannot be sold in the town of Newborn following passage of a new ordinance by the Town Council.

K-9 Jiggs assists in arrest of 2 men allegedly stealing air conditioner

K-9 bloodhound Jiggs helps deputies nab two would-be air conditioner thieves.

Health Reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for week of March 12

Editor's Note: Restaurant health inspection reports published in the Citizen newspapers include only the restaurant's name, address, score and date of inspection. This is due to the length of violations included in the reports. Readers who would like to know more about a restaurant's score may go online at

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THE RECIPE BOX: Coffee cake will have you asking for seconds

May I have seconds please?. That was the question I heard when it came to eating Betty Jean Brown's coffee cake.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: "The Dog Who Danced" will do a two-step on your heart

Who could resist that little urchin face?. The dog staring at you from your computer screen sure was a cutie.

Coffee cake recipe

Coffee cake. Start to finish: about 1 hour. One box of Duncan Hines yellow cake mix. One box of Jell-O Instant Vanilla Pudding. One box of Jell-O Instant Butterscotch Pudding. Four eggs. 1 cup of oil. 1 cup of water. Mix all of the ingredients together thoroughly.

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Scan for sinus surgery leads to kidney cancer diagnosis

Doug Smith holds his 11-month old grandson Matthew Cumbie on his hip and watches his 3-year-old grandson Andrew Cumbie scramble on the monkey bars at Denny Dobbs Park in Newton County.

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RONDA RICH: Some people are just plain mean

Now, we all knew that wasn't going to work. Not for one cotton-picking minute did we think that those two could say "I do" and keep that vow until one of 'em stopped breathing.

Newton, Rockdale jobless rates lower than one year ago

Newton and Rockdale unemployment rates remain above the state.

Newton Citizen Poll for March 18

March 18 Newton Citizen Poll

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Sportswriting legend, SCNI columnist Furman Bisher dies

Journalism great had written columns for SCNI's publications for more than two years