News for Monday, September 16, 2013


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Eastside goes 3-1 in Morgan County tournament

Eastside’s softball team prepared for the Region 8-AAAA tournament with going 3-1 in the Morgan County tournament that ended on Saturday.

Braves-Nationals game postponed

A shooting Monday morning at the Washington Navy Yard in the southeast quadrant of the nation’s capital caused the Atlanta Braves-Washington Nationals game to be postponed.

Social Circle hosts Friendship Fest

The very name of the city denotes a spirit of hospitality, so it’s no surprise Social Circle calls its celebration of fall the Friendship Festival.

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Falcons pay big price for comeback victory

A bounce-back win for the Atlanta Falcons was marred by injuries Sunday at the Georgia Dome.

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Newborn hosts tour of homes

Newborn will celebrate its history in October with a tour of homes, schoolhouse alumni reunion and the release of a book detailing how life used to be in the tiny town.

NCSS alumni asked to complete survey

Are you an alumnus of Newton County Schools? If so, Newton County School System Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey wants to hear from you.

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The Citizen announces the winners of the cutest football fan photo contest

These are the winners of the Citizen’s cutest football photo contest

Heritage softball wins tournament, Rockdale volleyball runner-up

The Heritage softball team suffered its first loss of the season last weekend, but still came out with a tournament championship.

Mellow Mushroom fundraiser benefits child hunger campaign

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers is supporting the Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign by raising funds in their restaurants. The restuarant will donate $1 to the Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign for every bruschetta appetizer ordered.

Ribbon cutting for Wall Street scheduled

Wall Street Conyers Office Condominiums, located at the intersection of Salem Road and Wall Street in Conyers, is holding its ribbon cutting and luncheon for members of the Rockdale and Newton County business communities on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 11:30 a.m. The event will take place at 2375 Wall Street Conyers, Suite 140, in the conference center.

Small fire reported at General Mills plant

A small fire was reported Monday morning at General Mills in an air duct. It was quickly contained and operations resumed within an hour.

Scot Ward business gives $1M to community

Scot Ward opened his own funeral service company eight years ago, and he had an unusual business plan. For every funeral he handled, he wanted to donate a percentage of the cost to a church of the family’s choice or to a nonprofit, in memory of the deceased person.

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TONY WILSON: Individuals, families could be penalized under health care reform

I’ve often joked that one day I’m going to write a book about youth sports titled “Put Me In, Coach, or My Mom Will Sue” because often the worst thing about youth sports is the adults.

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TONY WILSON: Fed to unveil Ga. medical plan options in October

This fall, if you hear from one of your friends that he went platinum, it won’t necessarily mean he sold 1 million records. Instead, what it may mean is he elected a specific medical plan option available on the Health Insurance Exchange the federal government is setting up for Georgia as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

Rockdale's Willette takes top spot in Winder-Barrow Invitartional

Rockdale freshman Dax Willette beat 103 runners to take the top spot in the Winder-Barrow Invitational at Bramlett Elementary in Auburn on Saturday.

Newton Citizen Top Five Stories for Sept. 9 to Sept. 15

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

Community Calendar for Sept. 17, 2013

Community Calendar for Sept. 17, 2013