News for Monday, January 28, 2013


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Heritage takes second at Redskin Rumble

SOCIAL CIRCLE -- Heritage's wrestling team had a good showing with eight wrestlers medaling to finish second in the Redskin Rumble on Saturday.. Social Circle won the 12-team tournament with 166 points with Heritage taking second place with 147.5 points. Alcovy finished in the top half with 106 points

Salem hoops teams go 4-0 for weekend

CONYERS -- It was a perfect weekend for the basketball teams at Salem High School as the Seminoles swept a pair of doubleheaders Friday and Saturday.. In Region 8-AAAAA play Friday against Clarke Central, the girls won 63-51 and the boys prevailed 76-63 in the nightcap.. The girls never

Ellwanger helps boost Gardner-Webb over Davidson

Boiling Springs, N.C. -- Gardner-Webb got a huge win late in the meet from senior Drew Ellwanger of Newborn, who sprinted to a win in the 100 breast to seal the meet for the Runnin' Bulldog men.. Ellwanger, an Eastside graduate, finished the race in 58.03, touching out Davidson

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2 people shot, 30-plus rounds fired at Silos birthday party

A man and a woman were shot when gunfire sprayed a house in the Silos complex where an adult birthday party with approximately 50 guests was being held in the early morning hours Sunday.

Newton investigators looking for suspects in three armed robbery incidents near Rockdale line

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating three armed robbery incidents over the weekend which may be connected.

Main Street board to review report in March

The Main Street Board will review a report by a consultant hired by the city at its upcoming retreat.

School board asks for community input on next superintendent

The Newton County Board of Education is asking the public to complete a community survey, which it will use in its search for the next superintendent.

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Former mayor donates fountain to city

Former Mayor Sam Ramsey is donating a fountain to the city of Covington.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: In "Saturday Night Widows," young women cope with their husbands' early deaths

You never paid close enough attention to the "part" part.. You were young (too young!) and in love when you walked down the aisle, nervous and sparkly-eyed.

Health inspections for Newton, Rockdale counties for Jan. 29, 2013

Health inspections for Newton and Rockdale counties for Jan. 29, 2013.

Storms to bring wind gusts of up to 50 mph

Forecasters say severe storms will blow into Georgia on Wednesday, bringing wind gusts of up to 50 mph to northern parts of the state.

Newton Citizen Top Five Stories for Jan. 21 to 27

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