News for Monday, January 21, 2013


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Falcons' Ryan out of Pro Bowl with sprained shoulder

Smith says quarterback would have played in Super Bowl in two weeks had Atlanta won vs. 49ers

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Richard Johnson Jr. receives Trailblazer Award during MLK observance in Covington

Richard Johnson Jr. is the winner of this year's Trailblazer Award which was awarded Sunday as part of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Observance.

Theme school to expand to eighth grade next school year

The Newton County Theme School at Ficquett will hold an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Don't forget to register for Heartland fundraiser

The deadline is fast approaching to participate in Southern Heartland Arts annual fundraiser Monte Carlo for the Arts.

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Ozburn wins R.O. Arnold Award

Judge Samuel Ozburn is the winner of the R.O. Arnold Award.

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Covington author publishes leadership book

Clarence Callaway Sr. of Covington recently published his first book, "21st Century Leadership: Now What? Even Strong Leaders Struggle."

Georgia Power offers heat pump rebate

Georgia Power is offering a new heat pump rebate. Single-family residential customers can receive the rebate by converting from gas heat to an electric heat pump or a dual-fuel heat pump system.

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Piano tuner attends training seminar

Richard Bazemore, a Social Circle piano tuner-technician, attended the Randy Potter School of Piano Technology Advanced Hands-on Training Seminar which was held at Montana State University School of Music in Bozeman, Mont.. from Dec. 28 to Jan. 6.

Covington YMCA holds open house

The Covington Family YMCA will hold an Open House event from 8 a.m. to noon on Jan. 26.

Golden State Foods promotes vice president in Conyers

Golden State Foods, food processors and distributors in the quick service restaurant industry, which has a location in Conyers, announced the promotion of Brian Dick to corporate vice president and president, liquid products, North America. Dick will be based in the Conyers office.

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Tabernacle Christian Center opens in Conyers

A new church has opened its doors in Conyers. The Tabernacle of the Word Christian Center, led by the Rev. Hazel James, has moved into the Wall Street facility off Salem Road with an open invitation for area residents to come and worship.

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TONY ELDER: We can depend on God to love us, fulfill His promises

Recently some of the female members of our family took a little trip up to Cleveland, Ga. to Babyland General Hospital.

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ORRIN MORRIS: Paulownia has its roots in Japan

How serious are we Christians about the quality life for all families? The Martin Luther King Jr. national celebration has global implications, too.

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JOE LAGUARDIA: When depression hits, remember God is always present

I've been writing columns on spiritual disciplines this month.

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JOHN PEARRELL: God forgives even the greatest of sins

Jan. 22 will mark the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Since that landmark decision, 55 million innocent lives have been ruthlessly murdered on the altar of convenience.

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JAMES BEHRENS: Give Christ's love away to others and watch it return to yourself

The story of the Magi resonates with spiritual aspirations all over the world. Pilgrims who make their way to religious sites are part of the history of many, if not all, religious traditions.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Far from dry and boring, 'Black Firsts' will surprise you

Long and slow. That's how you'd describe every line you've ever stepped into.

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Covington trio to perform concert benefitting college music scholarship

The Arts Association in Newton County's annual Dave Young Scholarship Concert will showcase the keyboard talents of three Newton County residents, two of whom are well-known to local audiences and the other a relatively new light on the scene.

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RONDA RICH: Mama never told a short story

It was one of those days. The kind when you have a lot of work to do and none of it you want to do, so you just piddle.

Health reports for Rockdale, Newton counties for Jan. 22, 2013

Health reports for Rockdale and Newton counties for Jan. 22, 2013.

Newton Citizen Top Five Stories for Jan. 14 to 20

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