News for Saturday, October 12, 2013


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Church hosts health care forum

When senior citizens attending East Newton Baptist Church raised questions about how the Affordable Health Care Act affects them, church leaders decided they’d find answers.

Hill, BYU defense stymie Tech

Both Georgia Tech and BYU came into Saturday’s game at Lavelle Edwards Stadium with identical 3-2 records. But over the course of the 60-minute football game, it was fairly clear that record was the about the only things these teams had in common.

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KRAUTHAMMER: The way out

For all his protestations about protecting the full faith and credit of the United States — jittery markets are showing that his brinkmanship could have precisely the opposite effect — the president’s real intent is to score a humiliating victory over the GOP.

Eastside, Alcovy head to softball state playoffs

Eastside scored six runs in the sixth to cruise to an easy 8-0 take the No. 3 seed in the Region 8-AAAA tournament against Lumpkin County on Thursday. A late inning rally helped Alcovy come from behind for a 4-3 win to take the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament.

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Rockdale deputy receives commendation for saving six from burning house

A Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office deputy was honored Friday for his efforts to save six people from a burning house Thursday night.

BioLab to change ownership

One of Conyers’ best-known manufacturers will change ownership by the end of the year.

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Carter concerned with walkability, greenspace

Maurice Carter’s responses to Citizen questions regarding his priorities if elected.

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Smith focused on fiscal matters

In an effort to help Covington voters make an informed choice when they head to the polls beginning Monday for early voting, the Citizen asked Covington City Council Post 1, East Ward incumbent Chris Smith and his opponent, Maurice Carter, about their priorities and plans if elected.

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Missouri upends Georgia in Athens

Critics might have chortled to themselves at Missouri’s non-conference schedule, but after Saturday’s 41-26 upset of No. 7 Georgia, who’s laughing now?

Newton Citizen Poll for Oct. 13, 2013

The Newton Poll is a weekly compilation of reader comments on subjects of local interest.

Community Calendar for Oct. 13, 2013

The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties.

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Five touchdowns by Johnson gives Rams win over Druid Hills

Newton quarterback Romario Johnson had four touchdown passes and ran for another as the Rams improved their Region 2-AAAAAA record to 2-0 with their 32-21 win over Druid Hills on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Defending state champ drills Salem for fifth straight win

The struggles continued for the Salem football team Friday in Hall County.