News for Monday, September 2, 2013


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Freeman sparks Braves’ rout of Mets

When Freddie Freeman hits, good things normally happen for the Atlanta Braves. The first baseman matched his career-best with five RBIs in a 13-5 win over the New York Mets on Monday. Freeman had a two-run double in the first inning and a long three-run homer, his 18th, in the second to pace the Braves to their seventh win in their last eight games. Freeman now has a team-high 93 RBIs, one short of his career best.

Stenson wins Deutsche Bank Championship

Sweden’s Henrik Stenson won the Deutsche Bank Championship by two shots with a five-under-par round of 66, leaving him with a tournament record-tying total of 22-under 262 at the TPC Boston on Monday.

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Vinci through to U.S. Open quarters

Roberta Vinci beat her opponent and the rain on Monday to storm into the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open for the second year running.

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U.S. swimmer completes record-breaking Cuba-to-Florida swim

American 64-year-old long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad on Monday became the first person to swim across the Florida Straits from Cuba without a shark cage, succeeding on her fifth attempt at the feat.

Heritage wins Softball in the Sand tournament

The Heritage softball team kept cruising along last weekend in Brunswick. The Patriots went 4-0 and won the championship of the platinum division at the Softball in the Sand Tournament.

Newton Citizen Top Five Stories for Aug. 26 to Sept. 1

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

Golden State Foods, United Stationers donate school supplies

Golden State Foods Foundation and United Stationers have donated backpacks full of school supplies for Newton County School System (NCSS) students.

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New library opens at Oxford College

The renovated library and academic commons recently was complete at Oxford College.

E-SPLOST election set for Nov. 5

Rockdale County’s Board of Elections held a special meeting Wednesday to call for a Rockdale County Board of Education E-SPLOST special election on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

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Rockdale schools focus on clean air

The Rockdale County School System was the only school system in the state to have 100 percent participation in the Clean Air Schools program and this year the school system is planning to continue educating students, their parents and the community about the importance of air quality.

Citizens to change commenting procedure

Starting Thursday, the Rockdale Citizen and Newton Citizen will no longer allow anonymous comments to be posted online.

Second business offers free service to city

A new project site has been adopted under Mayor Ronnie Johnston’s plan to revitalize areas of the community through private sector involvement.