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NCSO searches for missing teen

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking the assistance of the public in locating runaway juvenile, Amani McNeal, age 15.

Newton Citizen Poll for Feb. 23, 2014

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

Tar Heels erase double-digit deficit to defeat rival

So far this season, North Carolina point guard Marcus Paige has on a number of occasions been a much better player in the second half than in the first. It happened again Thursday.

Boston College stuns Syracuse

Patrick Heckmann’s lay up with 46 seconds to play in overtime gave Boston College the lead for good in a stunning, 62-59 road victory over Associated Press No. 1 and previously-unbeaten Syracuse.

Newton Blotter

Newton Blotter, Feb. 12-18

Honor roll for Mansfield Elementary School

Mansfield Elementary School names students to the honor roll.

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Coggins 70th anniversary

James Coggins Jr. and Ola Lee Coggins will celebrate their 70th anniversary on Feb. 26

Military News for February

Locals who have graduated from basic military training.

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Garden Club creates garden collages

The Conyers Garden Club holds their monthly meeting.

Community Calendar for Feb. 21, 2014

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

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Seven promoted at Newton County Sheriff’s Office

Seven promoted at Newton County Sheriff’s Office

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Rivalry games ahead

Rivalry baseball games have begun

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Riptides send eight to short course meet

The Rockdale Riptides swim team will once again be well-represented at the Georgia 14-Under Short Course Championships this weekend in Atlanta.

Man who set himself on fire faces charges

The man who reportedly set himself on fire Tuesday afternoon in the Kroger on U.S. Highway 278 has been identified by police as Timothy Singleton, 26, of Monroe.

Heritage, Eastside girls start soccer season with victories

The Heritage girls soccer team got its season off to a fine start Tuesday.

Tech, UGA fall Tuesday in men's hoops

It was a rough Tuesday night for two local college basketball teams as both Georgia Tech and Georgia fell to conference rivals.

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Huckaby lecture series kicks off tomorrow

Darrell Huckaby lecture series begins Feb. 20.

Kohl's Cares offering scholarships for youth volunteers

Kohl’s Cares Scholarship accepting applications.

Local sorority chapter holds heart wellness event

Sorority offers a heart wellness event.

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Pet of the Week: Thor and Poncho ready for adoption

Pet of the Week: Thor and Poncho ready for adoption

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Conyers resident named director of tourism for McDonough

Conyers resident hired to work in McDonough for tourism.

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Conyers resident wins $1,000 at open house event

Conyers man wins $1,000 through Metro Brokers open house.

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Prosthetic business relocates in Conyers

Prosthetic business CH Martin relocates.

Eastside girls to play for region title

The Eastside girls are one win away from a region championship.

Community Calendar for Feb. 18, 2014

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

Citizen newspapers move to mail delivery

Beginning with the Tuesday, Feb. 25 editions, the Rockdale Citizen and Newton Citizen will be delivered to subscribers by U.S. mail.

Community Calendar for Feb. 16, 2014

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

Newton Citizen Poll for Feb. 16, 2014

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

Newton Blotter, Feb. 5-13

Newton Blotter, Feb. 5-13

Honor Roll for Middle Ridge Elementary

Middle Ridge Elementary’s list of honor roll students

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Tonya Persall and Matthew Arnold engagement

The couple plans to wed March 22 at The Church At Covington.

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Scrapbook: YOM for January

Scrapbook: YOM for January

Conyers Garden Club awarded the January Landscape Plaque to the Gortney family.

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February freeze

Readers share images of Wednesday’s winter storm.

Releford’s huge 2nd half leads Tide to win

A loss Tuesday would’ve been the fifth straight defeat for Alabama and the longest losing spell in Anthony Grant’s five seasons as head coach. Trevor Releford wouldn’t let it happen.

Community Calendar for Feb. 12, 2014

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

Newton County schools closed Wednesday and Thursday

Newton County schools closed Wednesday and Thursday

Covington Lions Club hosts 12th annual chili dinner

From 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, the Lions Club will host its 12th annual Chili Supper at the Lions Clubhouse at Academy Springs Park on Conyers Street.

Heritage boys/girls top Eastside 4-1

Heritage’s tennis team started the 2014 season with a pair of wins on the road as both the boys and girls squads had dominating 4-1 wins over Eastside on Monday.

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Pet of the Week: Kaya and Elle are ready for adoption

Pet of the Week: Kaya and Elle are ready for adoption

Croone’s 27 not enough for Paladins

A big night from Stephen Croone wasn’t enough for the Furman mens basketball team Monday.

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Playoffs begin

Basketball regional playoffs begin

Community Calendar for Feb. 11, 2014

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

Four wrestlers win sectional titles

There will be plenty of local wrestlers representing Rockdale and Newton counties in this weekend’s Traditional State wrestling tournament.

Newton Poll for Feb. 9, 2014

The Newton Poll is a weekly compilation of reader comments on subjects of local interest. The Newton Citizen publishes as many comments as space allows

Heritage boys wrap up No. 2 seed

The Heritage boys basketball team completed an outstanding regular season Friday, defeating Apalachee 85-73.

Salem grad killed in Minneapolis

Marcus Nalls hit on bicycle by drunk driver

A former Conyers resident who recently moved to Minneapolis was struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver last week while riding his bicycle home from work.

Newton County Jail Blotter

Newton County Jail Blotter, Jan. 29-Feb. 4

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Whitson-Kucsera engagement announcement

The couple plans to wed March 28 at Hamlin Plantation in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

Piedmont Academy First Semester Honor Roll

First semester honor roll for Piedmont Academy.

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Daniels-Roberts engagement announcement

The couple plans to wed April 19 at First Baptist Church of Swainsboro.