News for Monday, February 25, 2013

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Newton County Sheriff's Office staff honored

Newton County Sheriff's Office personnel honored for years of service and going above and beyond call of duty.

Alcovy Road Chevron burglarized; woman reports beating by two strangers

Alcovy Road Chevron station burglarized and equipment damaged; woman reports being beaten by two strangers.

Law enforcement officers receive advanced training

Newton County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy and Covington Police Department officer take advanced training.

State names Newton high schools to Honor Schools list

All three Newton County high schools were named to the state Advanced Placement Honor Schools list.

BOC authorizes attorney's response to lawsuit

The county commission passed a resolution authorizing attorney Tommy Craig 's filing of a counterclaim to a lawsuit filed last year.

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Keeping warm the old-fashioned way

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ORRIN MORRIS: Ancient tale says dogwood used to make cross for Jesus' crucifixion

The flowering dogwood, though it is not a wildflower, has been chosen for two reasons. First, the brownish-white buds are beginning to show red. Second, because we are observing the Lenten Season.

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JOE LAGUARDIA: Women play vital role in church leadership

Every February, Baptist Women in Ministry encourages churches to celebrate women ministers and invite women clergy to preach. It is a time to recognize that women and men alike, equal in partnership, are critical in spreading of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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JOHN PEARRELL: People are at the root of evil, not God

"If God is good and so powerful, why is there so much evil in the world?"

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TONY ELDER: Keep a steady pace with Jesus in the race of life

It's a big weekend for NASCAR fans as the Daytona 500 will be run. Danica Patrick made history by driving the fastest qualifying lap, making her the first woman to have the pole position for the race.

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Noted author and wife of Atlanta's Episcopal bishop speaks in Conyers

Despite all of her college degrees, numerous other accomplishments and impressive family Life, Beth-Sarah Wright still fell victim to the turmoil and trouble life can sometimes bring.

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JAMES BEHRENS: Monk shared much love with those passing through monastery doors

One of the first monks I met when I came here in 1994 was Brother William. He worked and lived in the retreat house.

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Olde Town Tattoo opens in Conyers historic district

Ray Leonard is a busy man who has made significant changes to his Conyers tattoo shop in the last few months. He recently relocated the 12-year-old business, formerly known as Exotic Ink Tattoo, from Dogwood Drive to Olde Town Conyers.

Conyers' FirstLight HomeCare recognized for client satisfaction

FirstLight HomeCare of East Atlanta, based in Conyers, has been named a 2013 Best of Home Care Provider of Choice Award. FirstLight of East Atlanta is owned and operated by local resident Ed Ukaonu.

Health Reports for Newton and Rockdale counties for Feb. 26, 2013

Health reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for Feb. 26, 2013

Newton Citizen Top Five Stories for Feb. 18 to Feb. 24

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

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