News for Monday, June 3, 2013

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Farmer, Tech fall in deciding game of regional

Buck Farmer gave Georgia Tech a gutsy start on one day’s rest Monday, but the opposing pitchers were a little too much for the upset-minded Yellow Jackets.

Falcons like what they see from Peters

The defensive line was an offseason priority for the Falcons.. In addition to signing defensive end Osi Umenyiora in free agency and drafting two defensive ends, the Falcons are hoping that defensive tackle Corey Peters can return to form after a sub-par season in 2012.. Peters appeared much faster

Braves trade Francisco for minor-leaguer

Juan Francisco was traded from the Atlanta Braves to the Milwaukee Brewers for minor-league left-handed pitcher Tom Keeling.. Francisco provides an option at first base and a left-hander off the bench who can also play third base if Aramis Ramirez is out of the lineup. Yuniesky Betancourt

Rockdale dominates all-area tennis team

The Rockdale tennis program had another phenomenal season, and as a result, the Citizen's All-Area Team is packed with Bulldogs.. The Conyers school, which had each of its teams win region titles for the first time and play in the second round of the state tournament for the first

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Neal named scholar athlete

Sheldon Neal received a huge honor recently. At the College Football Hall of Fame/National Football Foundation dinner, the former Rockdale football player was named a Northeast Georgia Scholar Athlete.. Neal was one of five athletes chosen from the area. The University of Georgia chapter honors scholar athletes, both high

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Late Memorial birdies give Donald major boost

DUBLIN, Ohio -- Luke Donald gave himself a timely boost for next week's U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club by piling up 13 birdies in his last two rounds at the Memorial Tournament, which ended at Muirfield Village on Sunday.

Arts Association takes over Mainstream Dance

The Arts Association in Newton County is assuming operations of Mainstream Dance.

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Assisted living residents relocated after facility shuts down

About 50 residents of an assisted living facility in Conyers were forced to find new homes.

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Mother, daughter receive nursing pins together

Angeline Rodriguez and her daughter Ashley both received their nursing pins from Georgia Perimeter College on the same day.

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Oxford manager called 'outstanding' regionally

The Northeast Georgia Regional Commission recently named Oxford's city manager Bob Schwartz the Outstanding Public Administrator of the Year.

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Sheridan running for second term

Newborn Mayor Roger Sheridan is seeking a second term.

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Covington woman looking for the right doctor to treat rare form of cancer

A 44-year-old Covington wife and mother of two is seeking financial assistance for treatment of a rare form of cancer.

Newton EMS earns service award for metro region

The Newton Medical Center Department of Emergency Medical Services recently received the Service of the Year award for its designated region.

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Rockdale man wins $5K in raffle

Rockdale County community member Tom Harrison, shown here with wife Lorraine Harrison, recently won $5,000 in a reverse raffle contest at Peachtree Academy’s annual fundraising gala in April.

Conyers art school offers summer events

The Sketching Pad in Olde Town Conyers is offering a series of summer art-related workshops.

Newton Allstate agent honored for customer service

Allstate agency owner Jim Dolvin of the Jim Dolvin Insurance Agency has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2013.

Hitachi Automotive Systems to add 250 jobs in Walton

Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that Monroe-based Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas Inc. will expand its operations in Walton County, creating 250 new jobs and investing $80 million.

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Newton High graduate returns to sing at Rutledge Baptist

Newton High graduate returns to sing at Rutledge Baptist.

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ORRIN MORRIS: Yellow wood-sorrel, nicknamed sour grass, adds bitter flavor to salads

During one of the severe dry spells we endured the past decade, water restrictions were imposed. Suddenly, amid the drought, occasional scattered showers occurred for three weeks.

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JOE LAGUARDIA: Discomfort of change necessary to grow closer with God

I am not a fan of change. I like my routine, and I like the predictable, boring and mundane.

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JOHN PEARRELL: God welcomes everyone, even those who stray from their beliefs

In Luke 15, Jesus gives three compelling parables; the parable of the lost sheep, the parable of the lost coin, and the parable of the lost son.

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TONY ELDER: Take time each day to savor nuggets of wisdom in Bible

Recently I thought of Jesus' words to His disciples when He told them, "Therefore every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old" (Matthew 13:52).

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Kid picture book 'Beatles Were Fab' appeals to young and old alike

The other day, while playing outside, you spent 10 minutes watching ants.

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RONDA RICH: Statistics trump personal life in sports world

My parents told great stories. I've told you that. How they would both weave long, intriguing tales from not much of a story or one that was so good to begin with that it took little embellishment.

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Jimmy Buffet tribute band A1A set to play concert at Olde Town Pavilion

Although he's made a good living for some 20 years as the leader of A1A, known as "The Official and Original Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show," Atlanta native Jeff Pike admits that Buffett was not necessarily his favorite musical artist when he was growing up.

Newton Citizen Top Five Stories for May 27 to June 2

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

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