News for Wednesday, July 3, 2013


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Murray, Del Potro hang tough at Wimbledon

LONDON -- Andy Murray's predicted stroll to the Wimbledon final became a hazardous obstacle course on Wednesday as he was forced to claw back a two-set deficit against Fernando Verdasco to join top seed Novak Djokovic in the last four.. The imperious Djokovic, the man Murray is expected to

Salem's Scott earns honors from MLB

CONYERS -- It's already been quite a year on the baseball field for Jordan Scott. The rising junior at Salem has received a number of honors, including a trio given out by Major League Baseball.. Scott was not only named the No. 2 prospect at Perfect Game's Sunshine East Showcase

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Mayhem runs the gauntlet to win 9-U World Series

COVINGTON -- The Mayhem Bad Boys came and conquered, winning the 9-under Major/Open division Grand Slam World Series in Panama City Beach, Fla., in their first year.. The Bad Boys were undefeated, winning all four games. They snuck past the Elite Gamers out of McDonough in their first

Family takes precedence over coaching for Bates

COVINGTON -- Coaching baseball at Alcovy is where head coach Casey Bates wants to be. However, the desire to be closer to his daughter clearly outweighed the his wants as he resigned his position.. "I wasn't going to leave (Alcovy) for just any job. A social studies position and a

Covington Y wins county swim title

The Covington Family YMCA won the county swim championship of the Rockdale Swim League last weekend at Johnson Park. The Covington Y had a number of first-place finishes: Emery Langston (6 years old) won the 50 freestyle (1:03.16), the 25 freestyle (30.11) and the 25 backstroke (31.73); Payton Morrison

GBI investigates former city probation provider

The GBI is investigating the former probation services provider to the city of Covington.

BBB: Keep home from being targeted by thieves while on vacation

BBB is offering tips on how to protect your home while away this summer.

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Happy Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July from the Newton and Rockdale Citizen

Sunflower fest set for this weekend

The 12th Annual Sunflower Festival takes place in Rutledge this weekend.

Conyers thieves follow victim from bank, steal money from car

Thieves apparently followed a woman from the bank to a shopping center where they stole money from her car.

Cable equipment stolen from Rockdale neighborhoods

More than a dozen cable signal amplifiers were stolen in Rockdale County.

Newton County Jail Blotter for July 5, 2013

The Newton County Jail Blotter for July 5, 2013.