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Pet of the Week: Freckles and Cylar

Pet of the Week: Freckles and Cylar

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Pet of the Week: P.J. and Smiley ready for adoption

Pet of the Week: P.J. and Smiley ready for adoption

Springfield Baptist prepares for career expo

Springfield Baptist Church is preparing for its second annual career expo with the help of the Georgia Department of Labor and Goodwill of North Georgia.

Newton Jail Blotter

Newton Jail Blotter, March 5-11

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Local students feature artwork at True Colours exhibit

Students feature artwork at True Colours Exhibit

Newton Jail Blotter

Newton jail blotter, Feb. 19-25

Betty Faith Jaynes

Betty Faith (Jump Shot) Jaynes, 68, who was a leading figure nationally in the sport of women’s basketball for 38 years and the first executive director of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), died Monday, Feb. 10.

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Pet of the Week: Dierdre and Taco ready for adoption

Pet of the Week: Dierdre and Taco ready for adoption

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Winter in the Village

Porterdale blanketed in snow

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Henry County's Carter named Young Farmers & Ranchers chairman

Co-owner of Southern Belle Farm in Henry County was recently elected American Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee Chairman.

Flu spreading across state

Germs are spreading throughout the state. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that influenza tests in the Southeast increased by 23 percent.

Conyers man found dead on I-20

A Conyers man was found dead along the downtown Atlanta Interstate 20 on Wednesday, New Years Day.

LETTER: RCSO deserves pat on the back

I would like to drop a shout out to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office.

Newton County blotter Oct. 30-Nov. 5

Newton County blotter Oct. 30-Nov. 5

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Affordable Care Act help coming to libraries

The Newton County Library System is partnering with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to educate library patrons about the new health insurance marketplace.

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Salem Seminoles crown king and queen

Salem Seminoles crown their homecoming king and queen Friday night.

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Scaring up Halloween costumes

Scaring up Halloween costumes

Newton Jail Log

Newton Jail Log, Oct. 2 to Oct. 8

Rockdale handles Morrow, Lovejoy next

Rockdale bounced back nicely from its first loss of the season Friday and in the process got its region schedule off on the right foot.

Students can participate in Preparedness Month

Ready Georgia is partnering with The Home Depot stores statewide to provide a preparedness-themed activity during the company’s monthly Kids Workshop.

September is National Preparedness Month

From deadly tornadoes and dangerous wildfires to record flooding, Georgia has experienced its share of emergencies in recent years. And with the peak of hurricane season still to come, there is a chance for more severe weather in the months ahead.

Porter library to host Holocaust exhibit

Newton County Library System’s Porter Memorial Branch will host an exhibit about a Georgia man who witnessed the atrocities of the Holocaust, Executive Director Lace Keaton has announced.

No opposition for Pdale candidates

Porterdale candidates are safe from opposition this election season.

PROBE college fair to visit local students

The annual PROBE College Fair tour begins next week in Georgia

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Fairview wins award in Big Lots video contest

Big Lots recently awarded Fairview Elementary School with a check for $2,382.23 for taking third-place in a recent Big Lots 2013 Lots2Give video contest.

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Magnet teacher honored with journal prize

A research teacher at the Rockdale Magnet School recently received a national honor.

Unemployment slightly up

Newton and Rockdale unemployment rates slightly crept up in July.

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School leaders cheer on bus drivers

Newton County School System leaders cheered on bus drivers and held signs as they began the new school year earlier this month.

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Piedmont students visit cheer camp

Piedmont Academy’s middle school and varsity cheer squads recently held cheerleading camp.

Jeffares recognized by conservative group

The American Conservative Union recognized Sen. Rick Jeffares, R– Locust Grove, for his support of bills based on conservative principles during the 2013 legislation session. He was named a recipient of the group’s Conservative Award on August 13 at a reception held at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Teachers can apply for Kids in Need Foundation grants

The Kids In Need Foundation has launched the 2013 teacher grants program.

Students can register for September ACT

Registration is now open for the September administration of the ACT.

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Shasta and Lucy are looking for new homes

Shasta and Lucy are looking for new homes

Unemployment down year over year for Newton, Rockdale

Unemployment in Newton and Rockdale is down year over year for June but has increased since May.

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Covington Montessori student business earns trip to Sea Turtle Center

Students in the upper elementary program at the Montessori School of Covington recently visited Jekyll Island’s Sea Turtle Center.

Some college students, families to shop online

More than a third of college students and their parents say they started shopping for the new school year two months before school beginning this year, and another third are getting started about now.

Trust accepting health care grant applications

Health Trust Rockdale, the grant-making division of the Hospital Authority of Rockdale County, will accept applications Aug. 12 through 23, kicking off its second grant cycle for 2013.

Government meetings for July 18, 2013

Government meetings for July 18, 2013


An article in Tuesday’s Citizen, “Agency seeks extras for new TV show,” contained an error. The correct email to send headshots and name, size, height, weight, telephone number and place of residence is The Citizen regrets the error.

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Hong Kong representatives visit Oxford College

Hong Kong representatives visit Oxford College.

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Maurice Carter to run for city council

Maurice Carter is running for Covington City Council.

OSHA cites Rutledge company for violations

An indusry in Rutledge has received numerous citations from OSHA.

BBB: Keep home from being targeted by thieves while on vacation

BBB is offering tips on how to protect your home while away this summer.

Sunflower fest set for this weekend

The 12th Annual Sunflower Festival takes place in Rutledge this weekend.

Covington reschedules Fourth event; Oxford cancels parade

Fourth events in Covington and Porterdale have been rescheduled. Oxford parade is canceled.

Newton County resident sentenced to life for 2011 murder

A Newton County man was sentenced to life without parole for the 2011 murder of a Covington man.

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Local man awarded military honor

Newton resident William Ike Robertson was awarded the Meritorious Service Award by Congressman Austin Scott.

Unemployment increases in Newton, Rockdale

Unemployment increased slightly in May for Rockdale and Newton, but is still down year-over-year.

City of Covington, KCNB encourage recycling

City, KCNB encourage recycling

Clayton's Graduate Studies to hold open house

The Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies will hold its next informational Open House in July.