News for Monday, July 15, 2013

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Snapping Shoals celebrates 75 years at annual meeting

COVINGTON — All Snapping Shoals EMC members are invited to celebrate the cooperative’s 75th anniversary at this year’s annual meeting on Thursday, July 25, at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers.

Casting agency seeks extras for new TV show

COVINGTON — If you’ve always wanted to be on the small screen, this may be your chance.

Newton school board to meet for combined meeting

Board will meet tonight

COVINGTON — For the second time this summer, the Newton County Board of Education will hold only one meeting this month.

Experts warn of health risks from mosquitos

COVINGTON — The damp, humid air that is ruining your hair and seems to be enabling grass to grow inches by the hour is great news for at least one tiny creature — the mosquito. Many areas of the country are reporting the pests are “the worst in years,” and though we don’t know who’s keeping count, Georgia hasn’t escaped a hefty population that seems to have surged in the last several weeks.

Newton Citizen Top Five Stories for July 8 to July 14

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

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Fired up about wildlife camp

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Owning Oxford; Incoming college freshman visit Oxford

About 60 incoming Oxford College students attended OWN Oxford this week.

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Golden brushes: Seniors discover artistic talent

Seniors enjoy art class at Newton Senior Services.

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Almost ready; Newton High School preparing to open for fall

The new Newton High School is expected to open to teachers later this month and to students on Aug. 2.

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Residents enjoy Sunflower Farm Festival

Residents enjoy Sunflower Farm Festival

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Giant Panda gives birth to twins at Zoo Atlanta

A giant panda at the Zoo Atlanta delivered an extra bundle of joy on Monday when she gave birth to twins, an apparent surprise to zoo officials who had been excitedly anticipating the birth of a single cub.

Newton Citizen Top Five Stories for July 8 to July 14

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

Newton school board to meet for combined meeting

Board will meet tonight

COVINGTON — For the second time this summer, the Newton County Board of Education will hold only one meeting this month.

Health reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for July 16, 2013

Editor’s Note: Restaurant health inspection reports published in the Citizen newspapers include only the restaurant’s name, address, score and date of inspection. This is due to the length of violations included in the reports. Readers who would like to know more about a restaurant’s score may go online at www.eastmetrohealth.com to read any violations recorded in the report.

Experts warn of health risks from mosquitos

COVINGTON — The damp, humid air that is ruining your hair and seems to be enabling grass to grow inches by the hour is great news for at least one tiny creature — the mosquito. Many areas of the country are reporting the pests are “the worst in years,” and though we don’t know who’s keeping count, Georgia hasn’t escaped a hefty population that seems to have surged in the last several weeks.

Snapping Shoals celebrates 75 years at annual meeting

COVINGTON — All Snapping Shoals EMC members are invited to celebrate the cooperative’s 75th anniversary at this year’s annual meeting on Thursday, July 25, at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers.

Community Calendar for July 16, 2013

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Cousins Middle School Honor Roll

Cousins Middle School

Oak Hill Elementary School Honor Roll

Oak Hill Elementary School

Casting agency seeks extras for new TV show

COVINGTON — If you’ve always wanted to be on the small screen, this may be your chance.

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Mooing for chicken

Residents celebrated Cow Appreciation Day by dressing as cows at Chick-fil-A.

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Midsummer Classic under cloud of doping accusations

Major League Baseball’s 2013 All-Star game, a Midsummer Classic meant to celebrate the best in the game, comes to New York’s Citi Field on Tuesday under the threatening cloud of doping in the sport.

Rockdale bats explode in win over Peachtree City

The runs were slow in coming but once they did the flood gates opened as Rockdale Post 77 came out of its two-week hiatus with a 17-2 win over Peachtree City Post 50 on Sunday.

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Muirfield is No. 1 on Open rota, says Els

Title holder Ernie Els believes Muirfield, the venue for this week’s 142nd British Open, is the finest links course on the championship rota.

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