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Motorcyclist dies after crash at West and Clark streets

The victim of a motorcycle crash that occurred Wednesday afternoon died overnight of his injuries, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

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Rockdale rallies around Glass family

The Rockdale community is coming together to support the Glass family, who lost four children to a tragic fire Tuesday.

Rockdale, Newton quarries not part of recent sale by LaFarge

Lafarge says quarries located in Rockdale and Newton counties were not part of recent sale.

Tax credit offered for energy efficient appliances

Certain energy efficient appliances could result in a tax credit.

School board to vote on 13-14 calendar next week

Newton County School System students may attend school for a full school year next year and staff may get less furlough days next school year.

Newton Citizen Top Five Stories for Dec. 31 to Jan. 6

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

Man victim of drive-by shooting in Silos subdivision

NCSO: Man shot in leg as he walks down the street in Silos subdivision.

School Crime Report for Jan. 11, 2013

The School Crime Report for Jan. 11, 2013.

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Motorcyclist dies after crash at West and Clark streets

The victim of a motorcycle crash that occurred Wednesday afternoon died overnight of his injuries, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

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Main Street review complete

A consultant hired to review the Main Street Covington program made his presentation to the City Council MOnday.

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Porterdale Gym restoration finally under way

The long-awaited renovations of Porter Memorial Gymnasium finally got under way Monday.

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Gone but not forgotten: Covington honors employee killed in line of duty 40 years ago

Forty years after his death while on duty, the city of Covington has honored William A. Moate.

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Rockdale rallies around Glass family

The Rockdale community is coming together to support the Glass family, who lost four children to a tragic fire Tuesday.

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Gonzo's last stand

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Tony Gonzalez has no intention of pulling a Ray Lewis before retirement.. There won't any lining up with the defense for the final play. Certainly there won't be anything resembling the Baltimore linebacker's trademark dance.. "You don't want to see me dance," Gonzalez joked Thursday, chuckling

Local trio makes good at college level

SEATTLE, Wa. -- Even all the way out on the west coast, people are starting to know the name Deshaun Sunderhaus. The former Rockdale post player and redshirt-freshman at Seattle University has been playing a starring role for the Western Athletic Conference school.. Sunderhaus, who emerged as a standout

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Manny Fils: "Throw them all out" voting was not right

Seriously, what were the voters for the Baseball Hall of Fame thinking? There are some people who I feel should never be allowed to be in Cooperstown unless they pay an admission fee. A few of those include Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire. Then there are

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Cal Thomas: Hagel and defense

Biography isn't policy. President Obama's choice for secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel, former Nebraska Republican senator, has a resume most politicians can envy.

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Darrell Huckaby: Better think twice before stomping on Old Glory

You'd think someone from South Carolina would know better.

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Jack Simpson: Best wishes, Secretary Clinton

A wise man once said, "politics is a dirtier job than cleaning toilets."

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Rockdale rallies around Glass family

The Rockdale community is coming together to support the Glass family, who lost four children to a tragic fire Tuesday.

School Crime Report for Jan. 11, 2013

The School Crime Report for Jan. 11, 2013.

Rockdale, Newton quarries not part of recent sale by LaFarge

Lafarge says quarries located in Rockdale and Newton counties were not part of recent sale.

Man victim of drive-by shooting in Silos subdivision

NCSO: Man shot in leg as he walks down the street in Silos subdivision.

School board to vote on 13-14 calendar next week

Newton County School System students may attend school for a full school year next year and staff may get less furlough days next school year.

Tax credit offered for energy efficient appliances

Certain energy efficient appliances could result in a tax credit.

Community comes to aid of Glass family

The Rockdale community is coming together to support the Glass family, who lost four children to a tragic fire Tuesday.

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ORRIN MORRIS: Star-of Bethlehem blooms only in the sunlight

The Hebrew people were under the rule of the Romans at the time of Jesus' birth. There were soldiers everywhere "keeping order" so that Roman rule was preserved.

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JAMES BEHRENS: God loves us, through others, until the day we die

Jesus knew the toll that weariness can exact on the human spirit. Tiredness of heart can slowly drain the human heart of the life force it needs to beat confidently through life.. Weariness afflicts the old and the young.

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JOHN PEARRELL: Don't rely on others accounts; read the Bible yourself

Over these last few weeks I have been asking you to consider the possibility that the accounts of Jesus as recorded by the Gospel writers (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) might in fact be true; the evidence of the effect Jesus had on history certainly gives one sufficient evidence to contemplate.

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TONY ELDER: God is working for our best interest, no matter the challenges that face us

I know someone who recently revealed the good news that she is expecting her first child.

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JOE LAGUARDIA: The new year offers a chance to confess regrets to God

The Bible assures us that, "If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9).

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Contemporary Christian music concert benefits 12-step program

Three groups will perform in concert at Victorious Life Church in Conyers to benefit Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered program designed to help people overcome problems in their lives.

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JOHN PEARRELL: The life of Jesus makes the seemingly incredible claims of His birth, credible

Last week we began an examination of the Christmas story.

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JOE LAGUARDIA: Resolve to make compassion more widespread than condemnation in 2013

Last autumn, I held a respectful yet heated email and snail mail debate with a family member who saw the importance of taking a stand on certain divisive social issues relevant to the election season.

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Historic Macedonia Baptist Church welcomes first female pastor

To say that the first female pastor at Macedonia Baptist Church is doing everything a male pastor would do but with one hand tied behind her back is almost true. It's not behind her back, but it is bandaged up from recent surgery.

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ORRIN MORRIS: An evergreen ground cover, iceplant is drought tolerant

The Apostle Paul, writing to the fledgling church in Corinth, taught them about the Godlike love that seeks what is best for others.

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JAMES BEHRENS: Strive to live each day in the present, grateful for the past and future

Many of the Christmas cards I received contained handwritten notes lamenting the speed with which time flies.

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TONY ELDER: God loves us more than we can imagine

God loves us more than we know. Have you started taking down your Christmas tree yet?

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Conyers musician releases rock album, 'Wide Awake'

Matthew Eldridge is perhaps the closest thing Rockdale County has to a Renaissance man.

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RONDA RICH: Accounts of Lincoln's death traveled by word of mouth

Charlie Tinker, according to his diary, was feeling poorly on the morning of April 15, 1865. He had left the office on April 12th, gone home and to bed.

ORRIN MORRIS: A favorite Christmas decoration, American Holly blooms in the summer

AMERICAN HOLLY. Ilex opacaAmerican holly blooms in early summer, yet its fall colors have long been associated with Christmas as a traditional decoration.

JOE LAGUARDIA: Only God knows when the end of the world will come

I hope that you're reading this. If so, that means that the end of the world didn't happen after all.

JOHN PEARRELL: Critics should examine the facts before discounting the birth of Jesus

At the heart of the story of Christmas is the birth of a baby. For centuries, scholars, skeptics and people of faith have questioned the identity of this baby.

Local churches offer live Nativity scenes

Mary and Joseph could never have imagined 2,000 years ago that men and women and boys and girls of all ages would portray them in Nativity pageants during the Christmas season each year.

TONY ELDER: The greatest gift we can give to one another at Christmas is love

A good friend of mine at a local nursing home passed from this life to be with the Lord last week.

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RONDA RICH: A new year means struggling to keep those resolutions

Of course, I'll be having black-eyed peas and collard greens for New Year's Day.

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Conyers man undergoes kidney transplant after six years on dialysis

Christmas came early for Conyers resident Lester Wiggins.

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Motorcyclist dies after crash at West and Clark streets

The victim of a motorcycle crash that occurred Wednesday afternoon died overnight of his injuries, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Newton County Jail Blotter for Jan. 11, 2013

The Newton County Jail Blotter for Jan. 11, 2013.

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