News for Monday, September 23, 2013


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Kings add Shaq to ownership group

The Sacramento Kings announced that they added Shaquille O’Neal to their ownership group and will introduce him during a press conference at the team’s practice facility on Tuesday.

Panthers hit bye with refreshing win, Rivera respite

Tom Coughlin has won two Super Bowls. Ron Rivera has coached two full seasons without making the playoffs.

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Braves clinch NL East with a little help

The Atlanta Braves finally clinched the National League East title thanks to a little help on Sunday.

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Tannehill leads late rally as Dolphins beat Falcons

The Miami Dolphins are 3-0 for the first time since 2002, and they can give special thanks to Ryan Tannehill, their second-year quarterback.

Tickets on sale for NAACP banquet

The Newton County NAACP will host its Annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 28. Tickets are on sale for the banquet will take place at 6 p.m. at The Events and Banquet Hall located at 685 Kirkland Road in Covington.

Willette runs strong again for Rockdale

Dax Willette had another excellent weekend for the Rockdale cross country team.

Covington alters hotel/motel projects

City officials have revised the list of tourism projects to benefit from a portion of hotel/motel tax revenues.

BOC denies personal care home

County commissioners denied a conditional use permit Tuesday for a personal care home on Ga. Highway 36 after hearing from neighbors who were opposed.

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Autumn amusement

Fall festivites were enjoyed by all at the 75th celebration of Southern Belle Farms in McDonough this weekend.

Newton Citizen Top Five Stories for Sept. 16 to Sept. 22

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

Newton Citizen Poll for Sept. 22, 2013

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

Community Calendar for Sept. 24, 2013

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