News for Monday, July 1, 2013


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MGBA stays hot at wood bat tournament

ROSWELL -- The Marquis Grissom Baseball Academy keeps on rolling at the World Wood Bat 18-Under National Championship. Sandy Creek High School's Collin Pike pitched four scoreless innings and Zach Hayden (Arabia Mountain High School) drove in three runs as the Conyers-based travel team defeated South Florida Breakers

Gibson, Earle still shining for struggling Tides

BERKELEY LAKE -- Cameron Gibson and Spencer Earle continue to have a big summer in the Sun Belt League. The duo have prospered despite their team, the Berkeley Lake Tides of the Sun Belt summer wood bat league, struggling to a 5-10 start.. Gibson, a former Salem High School standout

Post 77 bounces back from sweep

CONYERS -- After getting swept by Tuscaloosa 11-6 and 13-8 at home on Tuesday, Rockdale went on the road to win both weekend games.. Post 77 won the first game against Dawsonville 27-10 on Saturday before taking care of Loganville 10-1 on Sunday.. "We had a stern heart-to-heart

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Newton boys finish on high note

COVINGTON -- Newton's boys basketball team finished its three-summer camp schedule at Mercer, Georgia and Georgia College with an impressive 19-4 record. But more importantly, it gained valuable experience.. "Overall, I was pleased with the summer practice and how coachable this group was. They have great hard-work attitudes

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New York man's bike ride raises $155K for Tripp

A New York man finished a 900-mile bike ride on Monday morning as a fundraiser for Tripp Halstead. He reportedly raised more than $150,000 in donations to the Halstead family to offset medical bills.

Porterdale, Covington reschedule Fourth celebrations

Oxford cancels parade

Due to the threat of severe storms, the city of Porterdale has rescheduled Fourth of July festivities.

Metal fabrication industry expanding

Cutting Edge Laser Machining is expanding.

Woman arrested after leaving 5-year-old in car while shopping at Kmart

A woman was arrested in the Kmart parking lot Saturday after allegedly leaving her 5-year-old son in a parked vehicle with orders to get on the floor and cover up with a towel.

NHTSA warns never leave children unattended in parked vehicle

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warns parents not to leave children unattended in a parked car.

Newton County resident sentenced to life for 2011 murder

A Newton County man was sentenced to life without parole for the 2011 murder of a Covington man.

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Ready to light up the skies

Fireworks are for sale in the Covington Gallery shopping center near K-Mart.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Watermelon goat cheese salad a unique July Fourth treat

There is nothing like watching a child eat a piece of watermelon. It is one of those moments when time seems to stand still as you watch little hands wrap around a big, juicy piece of watermelon and then watch a smile spread across the child's face.

Porterdale Honor Roll

Porterdale Elementary School — Second Semester Honor Roll

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Scrapbook: Chi Tau Omega celebrates Emerging Young Leaders

The Chi Tau Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., which serves Newton and Rockdale Counties, recently held a Tea Party and celebration for its Emerging Young Leaders (EYL) to honor the participants of the EYL program and to recognize the eighth grade participants who have graduated.

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Kaelyn Fox Birth

Kaelyn Fox was born on May 24 at Newton Medical Center, weighing 4 pounds, 7 ounces and measuring 16.5 inches long.

Legion Post 77 named 'Outstanding' by state

American Legion Post 77 earns award as Outstanding Post for 2012-2013 for the state.

Health reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for July 2, 2013

Health reports for Newton, Rocvkdale counties for July 2, 2013

Newton Citizen Top Five Stories for June 24 to June 30

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