News for Monday, April 8, 2013

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Ware a national champion

Kevin Ware is a national champion. Luke Hancock scored 22 points and Peyton Siva added 18 as Louisville defeated Michigan, 82-76 in the national title game at the Georgia Dome.

Farmer pitches well, still drops first game of '13

DURHAM, N.C. -- Buck Farmer was once again dominant for Georgia Tech on Friday, but this time it wasn't enough. Farmer tossed a complete game, six-hitter and allowed just two earned runs, but Tech left 10 runners on base, six in scoring position, and Farmer lost his first game

Soccer playoff spots filling up fast

COVINGTON -- All six boys teams and three girls team are still in the hunt for the state soccer playoffs with fewer than four games left in region play.. The Alcovy and Heritage boys teams are almost guaranteed to make it to the playoffs, while Newton, Rockdale, Salem and Eastside

WASA adjusts tap fees

The Newton Water and Sewerage Authority is adjusting tap fees effective May 1.

Horneyhead fest promises unique fun

The annual Horneyhead Fishing Festival takes place in Newborn April 27.

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Oak Hill media specialist Kimberly Ramsey receives high honors

Oak Hill Elementary School media specialist Kimberly Ramsey is Newton County School System's 2013 Media Specialist of the Year.

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Newton Medical hosts book signing Friday

Newton Medical Center's Auxiliary is hosting a book signing Friday for Marietta author Bernie Brown.

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Giving new meaning to drive-thru pharmacy

Customers and employees of Rite Aid Pharmacy at the intersection of U.S. Highway 278 and Emory Street were startled Monday afternoon when a vehicle crashed through the front door.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Bring harmony to your house with 'Secrets of Happy Families'

Bring harmony to your house with 'Secrets of Happy Families'. Six o'clock, right on the nose.

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RONDA RICH: Easter parade a family tradition

Easter parade an. inescapable tradition.

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Award-winning blues singer Francine Reed performs in Conyers

In 1988, after years of living and working with some of the music industry's most gifted artists in Los Angeles, Jez Graham packed up his piano and moved to Atlanta, a decision he's never regretted.. "I'd always missed the East Coast and so did my wife, Mindy, and when we

Health inspections for Newton, Rockdale counties for April 9, 2013

Health inspections for Newton and Rockdale counties for April 9, 2013

Covington pedestrian killed early Monday

A Covington woman was struck and killed as she crossed U.S. Highway 278 at West Street early Monday morning.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Sweet potato muffins melt in your mouth

"Delicious," by Mark Ballard, is a collection of recipes from Mark's family and friends, and even some famous people he knows. The cook book contains items such as Nancy Grace's taco soup and Barbara Dooley's koosa, or stuffed squash.

Newton Citizen Top Five Stories for April 1 to April 7

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

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