News for Friday, November 2, 2012


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THE RECIPE BOX: Make these s'mores without the campfire

You might not want to whip up a batch of these s'mores bars this week because of Halloween and all of the candy around the house. But do yourself a favor, and make this s'mores bars recipe during the holidays, which are just around the corner.

November Area students

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Challenge Charter Academy's Honor Roll

Challenge Charter Academy First Quarter -- Honor Roll

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JOE LAGUARDIA: Be faithful to God and you will rise with Christ

Be faithful to God and you will rise with Jesus Christ.

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JOHN PEARRELL: True hope and change can only be found in Christ

In a few short days, America returns to the polls for an important election.

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TONY ELDER: Follow God's standards, even if they make you feel uncomfortable

I met someone recently who was telling me about the church he attends.

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JAMES BEHRENS: All Saints Day, All Souls Day allows us to contemplate life and death

There are two holy days in early November. In a sense, they sum up the feast that is given us every day of our lives.

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Yard sale to benefit local pastor who needs kidney transplant

Pastor Tim Walden is a man who knows about miracles.

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ORRIN MORRIS: Use oil from the giant sunflower for a healthy alternative

I believe that Almighty God is to be known by one word above all others.

Church Activities

Nov. 3, 4 to 6:30 p.m., Newton Baptist Church, 720 Jack Neely Road, Covington, the church hosts a Fall Festival -- trunk or treat, carnival games, hot dog dinner and more, free event, 770-788-7868.

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Citizen donates to breast cancer awareness nonprofits

The Citizen newspapers recently made donations to breast cancer awareness organizations in both Rockdale and Newton counties.

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Merryvale holds dog show

Special Photo Entrants in the Merryvale Assisted Living 4th Annual Bark-in-the-Park Dog Show pose for a shot with their canines. The dog show, held at Merryvale in Covington, awarded prizes for prizes for best look-alike, best dressed, best trick and best overall.

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Kroger celebrates renovations

The Kroger located at 1745 Highway 138 in Conyers recently held a ribbon-cutting to celebrate completed renovations at the store. Renovations included new floors, a new cheese island in the deli, new produce fixtures, updated meat cases and a new money services center. Shown cutting the ribbon are Kroger Unit Manager Ken Jackson and Rockdale County Commission Member JaNice Van Ness.

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Santa arrives at Stonecrest Mall

Santa arrives at the Mall at Stonecrest on Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. He will be on the lower level near Sears through Christmas Eve.

Man charged in Baldwin County slaying

A 25-year-old Loganville man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Newton County resident Travin Montez Davis whose body was found in Baldwin County Wednesday morning.

Heritage shuts out Apalachee, secures region's No. 3 seed

The Heritage football team knows exactly what it will be doing when the Class AAAAA state playoffs begin in two weeks: traveling to Paulding County.

Salem's losing streak at five as Cedar Shoals hangs on

Coming into Friday’s game, Salem’s offense had scored just 24 points during a long losing streak. In the final home game of the season against Cedar Shoals, the Seminoles found a new way to extend their winless spell.

Plenty of Patriots, Seminoles on all-region softball teams

Region 8-AAAAA handed out its softball awards recently, and two local schools were well-represented.

Newton Citizen Poll for Nov. 4, 2012

The Newton Citizen Poll for Nov. 4, 2012