News for Tuesday, July 9, 2013


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Mark Shields: It's OK to smile -- even in Washington

Washington and American political life are suffering from an acute humor deficit.

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Darrell Huckaby: Another consequence of ObamaCare hits home

We passed ObamaCare and now we are finding out what is in it.

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Jeff Meadors: PR for the school system can be tough work

Public relations turned tough mudder in the Newton County School System during fiscal year 2013.

ON THE BEAT: Out for a night on the town

"On the Beat" is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties.

Porterdale offers home buyer incentives

The city of Porterdale is offering incentives for home buyers.

Canoe/kayak launch and boat ramp planned for Yellow River

A canoe and kayak launch and boat ramp will be installed for access to the Yellow River in Porterdale.

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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.

Covington woman charged in assault of waitress

A Covington woman faces aggrevated assault charges after allegedly attacking waitress.

Three Covington juveniles face rape charges

The Covington Police have arrested three juveniles in connection with two separate incidents of rape.

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Pippa, Sammy are eager for new homes

There are a variety of dogs and cats available for adoption this week at both the Newton and Rockdale animal shelters

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 to read any violations recorded in the report.