News for Monday, September 24, 2012


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Meyer looks at bright side with Buckeyes this week

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Urban Meyer has not hidden his dissatisfaction with the way his Ohio State team has played this season. So, with his team hitting the road for the first time in its Big Ten opener at Michigan State on Saturday, he switched gears and accentuated the positive.

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Falcons unbeaten after routing Chargers

SAN DIEGO -- The Atlanta Falcons dismissed the notion that a short week and a cross-country flight would work against them. For whatever reason, the Falcons are comfortable on the West Coast, particularly San Diego. How else to explain why they overwhelmed the San Diego Chargers 27-3?

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Will the Bulldogs be at full strength?

ATLANTA -- Mark Richt would not confirm expectations No. 5 Georgia finally will be at full strength this week against Tennessee. Georgia has won its first four games, including Saturday night's 48-3 rout of Vanderbilt, with All-America safety Bacarri Rambo and starting linebacker Alec Ogletree serving suspensions.

Paralympian, physician brings deep perspective

TAMPA, Fla. -- When someone first told Diane Straub she should compete in the Paralympic Games, she assumed the international competition was a lark, or at best a benevolent gesture offering a pat on the head to disabled people. "Quite frankly, I thought it was a novelty," she said. "And then I saw the athletes."

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Bush says he gets 'great news' after knee issue

DAVIE, Fla. -- Reggie Bush sent out a tweet saying he had good news, and privately told teammates he expects to be fine.. Even on the day after a loss, there was some relief for the Miami Dolphins.. Tests performed on Bush's left knee showed no serious injury Monday.

Covington to get Walk of Stars downtown

Covington will soon have its own Walk of Stars recognizing movies and television shows filmed downtown and beyond.

Friendship Fest in Social Circle set for Oct. 6

Social Circle will celebrate its 180th birthday at the annual Friendship Festival in October.

Newton students below state, nation on SAT

Newton County students on average are still scoring below state averages on college-entrance exams.

September Area Students

September Area Students

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Let There Be Peace

Students at Covington Montessori School celebrated International Day of Peace Friday with a Peace Pole Ceremony.

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September Military News

September Military News

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Boyfriend faces murder charge in child's death

A Covington man faces a murder charge in connection with the death of his girlfriend's son.

Health reports for Sept. 25

Restaurant health ratings for Sept. 18-24.

Newton Citizen Top Five stories for Sept. 17 to Sept. 23

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