News for Thursday, October 31, 2013

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Newton Medical volunteer head Martha Taylor retiring

Martha Taylor has seen plenty of changes at Newton Medical Center since she was first hired 31 years ago.

Newborn installing speed bumps, reducing speed limit

Due to multiple car accidents at the intersection, the town of Newborn has installed speed bumps and reduced the speed limit on Highways 213 and 229 that meet at Ga. Highway 142, said Mayor Roger Sheridan.

Man attempts to purchase gift cards to LongHorn and Applebee’s with stolen Vanilla card

Police are looking for a man who used a stolen gift card to purchase several hundreds of dollars of gift cards to area restaurants.

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Affordable Care Act help coming to libraries

The Newton County Library System is partnering with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to educate library patrons about the new health insurance marketplace.

Covington YMCA set to begin fundraising campaign

The Covington Family YMCA’s annual fundraising campaign is set to kick off at the first of the year and will culminate with 13th Annual Cheerios Challenge, a 5K/10K road race and 1-mile fun run, in April.

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Newton Medical volunteer head Martha Taylor retiring

Martha Taylor has seen plenty of changes at Newton Medical Center since she was first hired 31 years ago.

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Salem Seminoles crown king and queen

Salem Seminoles crown their homecoming king and queen Friday night.

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Montessori of Covington students donate ‘comfort bags’ to foster children

Montessori of Covington students donate ‘comfort bags’ to foster children

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Newton High School royalty

Newton High School crowned its homecoming king and queen during halftime ceremonies Friday night at Sharp Stadium.

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The Art of Carving

Citizen readers submitted photos of their most creative carvings to celebrate the Halloween season.

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ROBINSON: The out-of-control NSA

To me, all this is consistent with the NSA’s apparent goal of knowing, basically, everything. The agency collects information as massively and indiscriminately as possible on the theory that if you assemble a database of all the world’s communications, the few you seek — those involving terrorists — will be in there somewhere.

Playoff spot is on the line at Homer Sharp Stadium for Eastside, Stephens County

Basically, the winner of tonight’s 7:30 game between Eastside and Stephens County at Homer Sharp Stadium will be in the Class AAAA playoffs as the No. 4 seed.

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Hazell quite familiar with Buckeyes

This might be Darrell Hazell’s first time facing Ohio State as a head coach, but he knows all about the Buckeyes and what makes them tick.

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NBA-Highlights of Wednesday’s games

Highlights of Wednesday’s National Basketball Association games

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Boston celebrates as World Series joy hits home

Even with the finish line in sight, Boston took one last deep breath on Wednesday night.

Newton Jail Log for Oct. 23-29

Newton Jail Log for Oct. 23-29

Newborn installing speed bumps, reducing speed limit

Due to multiple car accidents at the intersection, the town of Newborn has installed speed bumps and reduced the speed limit on Highways 213 and 229 that meet at Ga. Highway 142, said Mayor Roger Sheridan.

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Newton Medical volunteer head Martha Taylor retiring

Martha Taylor has seen plenty of changes at Newton Medical Center since she was first hired 31 years ago.

Community Calendar for Nov. 1, 2013

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

Covington YMCA set to begin fundraising campaign

The Covington Family YMCA’s annual fundraising campaign is set to kick off at the first of the year and will culminate with 13th Annual Cheerios Challenge, a 5K/10K road race and 1-mile fun run, in April.

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Affordable Care Act help coming to libraries

The Newton County Library System is partnering with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to educate library patrons about the new health insurance marketplace.

Man attempts to purchase gift cards to LongHorn and Applebee’s with stolen Vanilla card

Police are looking for a man who used a stolen gift card to purchase several hundreds of dollars of gift cards to area restaurants.

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Anaida Pabon turns 100 years old

Anaida Pabon turns 100 years old

Area student news

Local college student news

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Cadets launch rockets from the Covington Municipal Airport

Model rocketry is part of cadet aerospace education.

Costumed kids get free meal at Piccadilly

Free meals at Picadilly’s for kids in costume.

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