News for Monday, July 8, 2013

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Students can exercise school choice with transfers

Some students may be able to transfer to a different school than their zoned one next school year under a state law.

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Residents enjoy Sunflower Farm Festival

Residents enjoy Sunflower Farm Festival

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British press hails Murray's Wimbledon win

LONDON — Britain’s ecstatic media trumpeted the end of the ‘longest yearning in British sport’ on Monday by celebrating Andy Murray’s Wimbledon success on the front and back pages of newspapers and much of the rest as well.

Wood bat teams use extra time wisely

It’s been an interesting five days for teams in the World Wood Bat 17-Under National Championship tournament. Rain storms fell in the Metro Atlanta area nearly all of last Friday, Saturday and Sunday, forcing the cancellation and rescheduling of hundreds of tournament games.

Denison's chance to lead Alcovy

COVINGTON — Alcovy’s baseball way of doing things will basically remain even with a new head coach as former assistant coach Ryan Denison was recently named to take over head coaching duties for the Tigers.

Self-defense class to be held at Prospect UMC

Last year, Tyra Canady’s friend was attacked in the parking lot of the Conyers Hobby Lobby. A man held her at knifepoint and attempted to abduct her and her grandchild.

City manager returns home via Angel Flight

City Manager Leigh Anne Knight returned home to Covington on Monday after being hospitalized in Panama City, Fla., following a heart attack.

Back-to-school celebration set for July 28

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Salvation Army, the Washington Street Community Center, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (Chi Tau Omega Chapter), along with other community partners, is hosting a Back to School celebration at the Turner Lake Recreation Complex, located at 6185 Turner Lake Road, from 3 to 5 p.m. on July 28.

Area students attend Snapping Shoals EMC’s Washington Tour

Three students from Snapping Shoals EMC’s service territory recently returned from a week-long leadership experience for teens sponsored by the electric cooperatives in Georgia.

Health Reports 7-9-2013

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.

Students can exercise school choice with transfers

COVINGTON — Some students may be able to transfer to a different school than their zoned one next school year under a state law.

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Worm-Campbell Wedding

Worm-Campbell Wedding

Honey Creek Elementary School — Honor Roll

Honey Creek Elementary School — Fourth Quarter Honor Roll

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Stowers-Collins Engagement

Stowers-Collins Engagement

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July Military News

Military News for July

Newton Citizen Top Five Stories for July 1 to July 7

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

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