News for Monday, February 4, 2013


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51 local wrestlers headed to sectionals

In its first postseason tournament in its brand-new gymnasium Saturday, the Rockdale wrestling team made plenty of history on the mats as well.. Led by six individual champions, Rockdale qualified a wrestler in all 14 weight classes, winning the Area 2-AAAAAA championship, 247.5 to 185.5 over second-place

Lady Eagles venture into a new area

The Lady Eagles are going to have to find a way to mature and grow really fast as they head into the unknowns of a new area without a lot of experienced players to rely on with 10 returning players and only six starters..

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Alabama hostage standoff ends with child safe, gunman dead

Authorities stormed an underground bunker Monday in southeastern Alabama, freeing a 5-year-old boy and leaving his captor dead.

Newton school board to pay Carpenters nearly $70K

The Newton County Board of Education will pay a top school official and a high school principal nearly $70,000 as part of a settlement.

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Fight Like Jonah! Elementary student lives dream of going to middle school

Cousins Middle School welcomed Jonah Barnett as its newest student on Friday, 11-year-old Barnett, who is fighting an inoperable brain tumor.

Newton Sheriff Brown joins others in opposition to House Bill 1

Georgia Sheriff's Association oppose House Bill 1 which would turned seized assets over to Board of Commissioners.

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Douglas running for Congress

Commissioner John Douglas is running for Congress.

Newton Citizen Top Five Stories for Jan. 28 to Feb. 3

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

Health reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for Feb. 5, 2013

Health reports for Newton and Rockdale counties for Feb. 5, 2013.