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It's a family tradition

With the advent of the 183rd annual Salem Camp Meeting beginning today, families were turning up Thursday to air out and clean up their cabins, or "tents" as they're known among the faithful, at the Salem Road campgrounds.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- July 06, 2011

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Newton Phone Poll - 07-02-11

"Will the city of Covington please evaluate the parking of vehicles at the intersection of Church and Conyers streets? Any time the Methodist Church has a service or an event, someone always parks directly in front of address 1189 Church St., blocking the view at this intersection.

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Option U Football Camp at Georgia Southern

Rising senior Matt Hitchcock from Eastside High School received the Best Hands award at the Option U Football Camp at Georgia Southern University for skill players

Health Reports - 06-28-2011

EDITOR'S NOTE: Restaurant health inspection reports published in the Citizen newspapers include only the restaurant's name, address, score, date of inspection and previous score. This is due to the length of violations included in the reports. Readers who would like to know more about a restaurant's score may go online at www.eastmetrohealth.com to read any violations recorded in the report.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- June 29, 2011

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Coming Sunday

Andrew and Christina Norman recently established an heirloom vegetable farm in Newton County. Noring Farms specializes in heirloom tomatoes but at this time of year also has carrots, beets, radishes, squash, cucumbers and corn, as well as free range eggs and jellies and jams.

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'Y' why not dive in?

Javontae Stanford, 6, shows no hesitation as he leaps into the pool Friday at the Covington Family YMCA.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- June 22, 2011

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Coming in East Metro Sunday

Local audiences can enjoy a performance of "Beauty and the Beast" by the Atlanta Center for Puppetry Arts which will be shown on DVD for free at the Art Factory in Olde Town Conyers on June 25.After the show, participants will be given all the supplies they need to make their own puppets.The event is presented by the Center for Puppetry Arts and the Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts.

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Bond 50th Wedding Anniversary

Cary Bond and Jean Bond of Rockdale celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 9.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- June 15, 2011

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Seniors' world tour

Friday was International Day at the Turner Lake Senior Center and was celebrated with lots of good food and music from around the world.

Newton Blotter - 06-10-11

* Tammy Norrell Stovall, 23, 6143 Green St., disorderly/public drunk.* Christopher Quontez Sumbry, 20, 1605 South Indian Creek, Stone Mountain, hold for DeKalb County.* Michel Germain Velazque, 20, 17 Cluboack Way, Norcross, license required; surrender of prior licenses, speeding.* Ronnie Jay Vining Jr., 28, 169 Mt. Tabor Road, Apt. B, possession of marijuana less than 1 ounce.

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Newton Scout Cofer earns Eagle

Adam Cofer, 18-year-old Newton High School graduate and member of Boy Scout Troop 222, recently earned his Eagle Scout designation by performing a project at Academy Springs Park in Covington.

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Creative expression

Rising first- through six-graders are at Oxford College this week learning about music and art.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- June 08, 2011

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Newton Pet of the Week -- June 01, 2011

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Newton Pet of the Week -- May 25, 2011

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Newton Pet of the Week -- May 18, 2011

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Health Reports - 05-17-2011

EDITOR'S NOTE: Restaurant health inspection reports published in the Citizen newspapers include only the restaurant's name, address, score, date of inspection and previous score. This is due to the length of violations included in the reports. Readers who would like to know more about a restaurant's score may go online at www.eastmetrohealth.com to read any violations recorded in the report.

Newton Poll - 05-14-11

"Why are we paying the Main Street Covington director ... to promote downtown? Events to get people to come to the Square are being done and done very well by one downtown merchant! Maybe we should just pay him because he knows how to get the job done!"

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Dollie Harper 100th Birthday

Dollie Mae Lyons Harper of Rockdale will celebrate her 100th birthday on May 15.

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Coming in East Metro Sunday

Conyers native and accomplished jazz musician Marcus Printup will play a concert, along with Covington native and renowned classical percussionist Tim Adams, on May 20 at Porterdale Mill Lofts.The concert benefits the Washington Street Community Center in Covington.

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Rotary Onions - 05-10-11

Students from Eastside High School got a workout Tuesday afternoon assisting the Rotary Club of Covington in distributing Vidalia onions to members for the club's major fund raiser.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- May 11, 2011

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Health Reports - 05-10-11

EDITOR'S NOTE: Restaurant health inspection reports published in the Citizen newspapers include only the restaurant's name, address, score, date of inspection and previous score. This is due to the length of violations included in the reports. Readers who would like to know more about a restaurant's score may go online at www.eastmetrohealth.com to read any violations recorded in the report.

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Coming Sunday

Caring for a newborn is a full time job, but imagine tending to two, three or even four at the same time. It's not easy, say Mothers of Multiples members. The group is designed to offer maternal support to those raising twins, triplets and quadruplets.

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Hawkins 60th Anniversary

Alvin and Martha Hawkins of Covington celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on April 28.

Health Reports - 05-03-2011

EDITOR'S NOTE: Restaurant health inspection reports published in the Citizen newspapers include only the restaurant's name, address, score, date of inspection and previous score. This is due to the length of violations included in the reports. Readers who would like to know more about a restaurant's score may go online at www.eastmetrohealth.com to read any violations recorded in the report.

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Wall of learning

Cathy Smallwood, the art teacher at Fairview Theme School, has spent the last two years painting an ABC mural on the hallways at the school. This week, she is finally finishing the mural. She also has painted murals in the library and other parts of the school.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- May 04, 2011

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Eastside performs today

Eastside High School's drama department performed "Dear Edwina, Jr." for several groups of elementary school students during the day Wednesday at the high school as part of its fourth annual spring children's show.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- Apr. 27, 2011

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Newton Pet of the Week -- Apr. 20, 2011

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Newton Poll - 04-16-11

I was calling about Darrell Huckaby's column in last Wednesday's paper. I couldn't agree with him more. I think he was right on the money. I think that it is pathetic that people running around boasting about what a nice guy he was after he done what he done. Just a cop killer. That's it. I couldn't agree with him more."

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Gettin' ready to smoke

Covington Lions Club member Jimmy Williams makes sure the wood is not wet for today's Chicken Barbecue set to begin at 11 a.m. at the Academy Springs Park Pavilion on Conyers Street.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- Apr. 13, 2011

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Newton Poll - 04-09-11

With Dr. Mathews trimming the payrolls of the school system, I wish he would evaluate some of the leadership staff's mastery of the English language at our schools. It is embarrassing to read some of the wordings, phraseology, and misspellings in the emails and memos that are generated.

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Lions Club to serve chicken plates

Covington Lions Club members Lee Mayfield and Joe Courchaine make sure the chicken is grilled to perfection at last year's feast.

Newton Blotter - 04-08-11

* Jeremy Scott Adair, 35, 11741 Brown Bridge Road, probation violation.* Richard Lee Autry, 22, 60 Spring Court, Newborn, possession of methamphetamine, hunting from a public road, hunting deer at night, burglary.* Latonya Meshawn Avery, 19, 6112 Pine Glen Circle, contempt of court, probation violation.* James Lee Bell, 45, 95 Kellogg St., Mansfield, contempt of court, probation violation.* William Dan Bowen Jr., 28, 15 Haynes Creek Circle, Oxford, theft by shoplifting.* Carl Donnell Boyd Jr., 20, 90 Cape Fox Circle, Aiken, SC, court sentenced.

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Women honored during history month

Newton County Senior Services hosted the 2011 Pearls of Wisdom Luncheon recently in honor Women's History Month.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- Apr. 06, 2011

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Coming Sunday

Panola Mountain State Park is opening an archery range, the first ever in the Georgia State Park System.The range features 12 static square targets as well as 22 three dimensional targets in the shape of Georgia wild game animals like deer and bears.The grand opening is April 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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West Newton Elementary School Honor Roll

West Newton Elementary School -- Honor Roll

Woodlee's Christian Academy Honor Roll

Woodlee's Christian Academy -- First Semester Honor Roll

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Veterans Memorial Middle School Honor Roll

Veterans Memorial Middle School -- Honor Roll

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Newton High School Honor Roll

Newton High School -- Honor Roll

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Live Oak Elementary School Honor Roll

Live Oak Elementary School -- Honor Roll