News for Monday, June 10, 2013


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White helps KSU make track and field history

A trio of former Rockdale County athletes competed in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., this past weekend.. Salem graduate Kentrell White, a redshirt-freshman at Kennesaw State, was part of Owls' 400-relay team, along with senior Cynthia Davis, sophomore Alicia Whittle and freshman Hannah

Skydiving ordinance approved by council

The Covington City Council has approved an ordinance regulating skydiving.

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Airman proposes to girlfriend at local restaurant

Chad Lewis, a technical sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, recently proposed to his girlfriend Katie Ward at Glenn's Bar-B-Que.

Covington man pistol-whipped as thieves attempt to steal his car

Covington man pistol whipped in driveway of his home and thieves attempt to steal his car.

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Construction continues at Oxford College

While most student activities settle down over the summer at Oxford College, construction continues this year.

Newton County deputy charged with DUI

A Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy has been arrested and charged with DUI.

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Apple unveils new operating system

Apple unveiled new mobile software that it described as the most revolutionary overhaul of its operating system since the iPhone was introduced in 2007.

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Conyers native joins Macon financial firm

Conyers native joins Macon financial firm. Matthew Heller has joined Day & Ennis LLC, a fee-only financial planning firm located in Macon.

Kaiser Permanente donation aids underserved in Rockdale

Kaiser Permanente donation aids Rockdale poor. Kaiser Permanente of Georgia donated $150,000 to United Way of Greater Atlanta to support the Healthy Communities initiative, which helps underserved people in Rockdale County gain better access to primary health care.

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New antique store opens in Olde Town Conyers

Clay Amyette recently opened an antique store in Olde Town Conyers and while his is now among several of those types of businesses in the historic district, he doesn't view that as a negative.

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JOHN PEARRELL: God created sex as a sacred expression of love between a married couple

Sex. Got your attention, didn't I? We live in an age permeated by sexual images, ideas, words and behaviors. Modern media is filled with sexual messages, sometimes blatant, other times subtle, but recognizable nonetheless. How does the saying go? "Sex sells.".

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ORRIN MORRIS: Fire pink, or catchfly, saves its nectar for bees, hummingbirds

Fire pink, or catchfly, saves nectar for bees, birds. The Creator has filled the earth with many wondrous flowers to remind us of His love for all mankind. Their beauty is spread about for all to see. The colors, shapes and habitats seem endless.

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TONY ELDER: Cultivate good in your heart to overcome hatred

Cultivate good in your heart to overcome hatred. Did you hear about the special deal offered last weekend by a well-known chain of nurseries? I'm referring to the type of place that raises and sells plants, not the kind that takes care of small children.

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East Metro Christian Writer's group offers free summer writing workshops

An expert storyteller from way back, Mary Marvella was so convincing as a child telling her playmates a made-up tale about the spirit of a dead Indian living in an old discarded World War II ammunition box at her house that eventually even she wouldn't open the box.

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JOE LAGUARDIA: God will lead you down the right path if you trust Him

Trust God, he'll lead you to the right path. Proverbs states, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding" (3:5).

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Newton native set to rock the Covington Square with free jazz concert

Because acclaimed saxophonist Antonio Chand Bennett hails from Newton County, it should come as no surprise as to whom he considers his musical mentor.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Learn tidbits, tales, telling facts about country music icons in 'Outlaw'

The first time you heard that song, you were stunned.. You wanted to turn around and listen to it again.

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RONDA RICH: Telling the truth is the mark of an honorable person

Telling the truth is the mark of the honorable. The waitress set down the cup of coffee and I poured cream into the hot, black liquid while quietly reflecting, pondering something.

Health reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for June 11, 2013

Health reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for June 11, 2013

Newton Citizen Top Five Stories for June 3 to June 9

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