News for Monday, August 26, 2013

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Newton, Heritage run strong at Jag Invite

There were plenty of top local finishers at Spalding University last weekend. Newton and Heritage combined for six top-10 finishers in the boy’s race and several top placers in the girl’s race at the Jag Invitational.

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Venus Williams turns back the clock at U.S. Open

Venus Williams rolled back the years to beat Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens in the first round of the U.S. Open on Monday as the final grand slam of the year burst into life.

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Woods overcomes back spasm in near miss at The Barclays

He collapsed to his knees in pain and bent over to place both fists on the ground after a back spasm at the 13th, but Tiger Woods still managed to nearly force a playoff at The Barclays on Sunday.

Debut in blue: Stoops, Kentucky open in Nashville

The Mark Stoops era gets underway with Kentucky hoping to change the culture of the program and erasing the longtime residue of losing.

Mills announces he will seek fifth term as Conyers mayor

Mills announces he will seek fifth term as Conyers mayor

Harper announces he will seek re-election to Porterdale Council

Porterdale City Councilman Mike Harper has announced that he will seek re-election to his Post 4 City Council seat in November.

Judges: Expansion needed soon

Superior Court judges have asked the county commission to expedite the expansion of the Newton County Judicial Center.

County gets new financial software

The county’s dinosaur of a financial software system is being replaced to save money and time.

KCRB recycles cell phones to benefit Project ReNeWal

Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful (KCRB) is hosting a Cell Phone Recycling Drive with boxes at public locations throughout the month of September.

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Oxford students begin classes this week

Students began moving in Friday

Oxford College students start classes Wednesday.

Health Reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for Aug. 13, 2013

Health Reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for Aug. 13, 2013

Newton Citizen Top Five Stories for Aug. 19 to Aug. 25

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

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McMichael's Construction celebrates three decades of operation

McMichael's Construction celebrates 30 years of operation

McMichael’s Construction celebrates three decades of operation

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JOE LAGUARDIA: Work together, focus on God and let the Holy Spirit do the judging

A recent report released by the Public Religion Research Institute and the Brookings Institution (as told by The Christian Century) shows that the religious landscape of the United States is quite diverse and will shift in fundamental ways over the next two generations.

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JAMES BEHRENS: Raising children in the presence of God is an act of prayer

Here at the monastery, praying is a significant part of our conscious activity. We are in church four hours every day, chanting psalms, sharing the Eucharist, taking even more time for private time. It is a common sight to enter the church and see a monk or two sitting alone, praying.

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JOHN PEARRELL: Athiests want double standard when expressing their views in public

Athiests want double standard when expressing their views in public

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ORRIN MORRIS: Depford pinks an import from England

Depford pinks an import from England

Community Calendar for Aug. 27, 2013

Community Calendar for Aug. 27, 2013

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