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Old Oxford Road bridge closed for repairs

Bridge that spans I-20 closed due to damage.

Newton Citizen Poll for Aug. 3, 2013

Newton Citizen Poll

Wreck shuts down two lanes of I-20

A multi-vehicle crash has shut down two westbound lanes of I-20.

Carmen Velez

Carmen Velez, age 87, of Duluth, passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014.

Carol Ann Waltemyer

Carol Ann Waltemyer, age 72, of Monroe, passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014.

Patricia "Pat" Christensen

Patricia Pat L. Christensen, age 67, of McDonough, passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014.

Newton Election Results

Election results for Newton County.

Vote tabulations in Newton races

Following are incomplete vote totals for races in Newton County. Check back for updates throughout the evening as more votes are tallied:

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Two inmates dead, nearly 150 injured in suspected gas explosion at Florida jail

Two inmates were killed and roughly 150 prisoners and guards injured in an apparent gas explosion at a jail in northwest Florida late on Wednesday, and county officials said many had been treated and released by Thursday morning.

Debra Anne (Holcombe) Hughes

Debra Anne (Holcombe) Hughes, age 48, of Monroe, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Peachtree Cremation Society. www.peachtreecremation.com

GPC baseball game rescheduled

Baseball game rescheduled

Terrence "Terry" Wilson

Terrence "Terry" R. Wilson, age 70, of Grayson, passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Peachtree Cremation Society. www.peachtreecremation.com

Archie Mulkey

Mr. Archie Thomas Mulkey, age 95, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014.

Audrey Austin

Audrey Rae Austin, age 29, of Forest Park, passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014. Peachtree Cremation Society. www.peachtreecremation.com

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More images released of new Atlanta Falcons stadium

Architects with the new Atlanta Falcons stadium released more images of what the new facility will look like.

Solomon Lewis, Jr.

Solomon Lewis, Jr., age 64, of College Park, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2014. Peachtree Cremation Society. www.peachtreecremation.com

Betty Norman

Betty Higgins Beavers Norman age 82 of Stockbridge passed away Friday, February 14, 2014. A funeral service will be held 2PM Monday, February 17, 2014 in the ...

Earthquake felt in Rockdale, Newton

A 4.1-magnitude earthquake centered in South Carolina was felt in the local area Friday night.

GPC closing

GPC announces closing.

All GPC campuses closed

Georgia Perimeter announces closing.

Rockdale offices closed

Rockdale County announces office closings.

GSP: Buckle up!

Buckle up! The Georgia State Patrol urges drivers and passengers not only to wear their seat belts, but wear them properly

School closed for students Friday

Newton County Public Schools will be closed for students on Friday.

Newton schools closed Thursday

Newton County public schools will be closed Thursday.

Schools, government offices closed today

Newton County schools and the offices of Newton County government are closed today.

Delivery update

Wednesday's editions of the Citizen newspapers will be included with Thursday delivery.

Edith Gramling

Edith L. Gramling, age 93, of Covington, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2014. Peachtree Cremation Society. www.peachtreecremation.com

Newton schools to release students early Tuesday

Due to impending inclement weather, Newton County School System students will be released early on Tuesday.

KIK Custom Products to buy BioLab’s global business

Chemtura, the parent company of BioLab Inc., has announced that it has entered into a stock purchase agreement to sell its global Consumer Products business to KIK Custom Products.

Covington woman killed in one-vehicle crash

A Covington woman was killed in a one-vehicle crash Saturday night, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Armed robbery suspect arrested

Less than three hours after an armed robbery task force convened, a suspect was taken into custody.

Rockdale physician, wife killed in plane crash

A physician at Rockdale Medical Center and his wife were killed in a small plane crash Sunday.

Health Reports 7-9-2013

Editor’s Note: Restaurant health inspection reports published in the Citizen newspapers include only the restaurant’s name, address, score and date of inspection. 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.

Health Reports 7-9-2013

Editor’s Note: Restaurant health inspection reports published in the Citizen newspapers include only the restaurant’s name, address, score and date of inspection. 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.

Deputies seek robber who fired at customer

The Starship adult novelty store on Ga. Highway 138 was robbed at gunpoint Friday morning.

Two 6-year-olds bitten by wild fox at Rocky Plains school playground

Two six-year-old students were bitten by a wild fox on the playground at Rocky Plains Elementary School earlier today.

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National Weather Service confirms EF-2 tornado in Mansfield

Several homes in downtown Mansfield were destroyed Friday afternoon by an EF-2 tornado.

Kristopher "Kris" Adams

Kristopher "Kris" Adams, age 27 of Mansfield, died Friday, March 8, 2013. He is survived by his parents, Kenny and Karen Adams; brother, Kody (Amber) Adams ...

Lawsuit an ongoing story in Newton

An unusual lawsuit filed by a principal in the Newton County School System served as a focus for many readers for about half of 2012.

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Baxter top Newton story of 2012

News that Baxter International will open a bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Stanton Springs isn’t just the top story of the year — it may well be one of the top stories in the history of Newton County.

Carl Lung

Carl Irvin Lung, Jr. of Conyers, passed away February 17, 2012, he was 32 years old. Carl was preceded in death by his wife Ashley Abbott Lung; father Carl Irvin ...

Deborah Burns

Deborah “Debo” Burns, 46, of Covington, GA passed away February 27, 2012 at Dekalb Medical Center. Born in Atlanta, GA on December 22, 1965, she was the daughter ...

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John Huff

John Daniel Huff, age 87, of Conyers, GA passed away Monday, February 27, 2012. He was born February 11, 1925 in Comer, GA. He is survived by his wife of ...

Kathryn Lindsay

Mrs. Kathryn Lewis Lindsay, age 78 of Conyers, GA passed away Monday, February 27, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. She was born April 1, 1933 in Atlanta, GA ...

Inzer White

Mrs. Inzer Kelly White, age 99 of Conyers, passed away Monday, February 27, 2012. She was born in Panthersville, GA on August 6, 1912 to Pearl Green Kelly and Rev ...

Mildred Thomas

Mrs. Mildred “Millie” Thomas, age 67, of Monticello passed away February 27, 2012. She was born April 21, 1944 in Ware Shoals, South Carolina to the late Robert ...

Thomas Hunt

Mr. Thomas H. “Tom” Hunt, age 61, of Covington passed away February 27, 2012. He was born April 3, 1950 in San Mateo, California to the late Harmon ...

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Leonia Carter

Leonia Blackwell Carter, age 85 of Oxford, died Monday, February 27, 2012. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Charles Carter, Oxford; children, Gloria and Robert Wade, Lawrenceville ...

Hazel Jones

Hazel McClure Jones of Mansfield, passed away February 27, 2012, at the age of 95. Mrs. Jones was a long time and faithful member of Mansfield United Methodist Church. She ...

Susan Herring

Susan Ellene Herring of Conyers died on February 25, 2012 at the age of 60. Ellene enjoyed watching game shows, playing cards, shopping and traveling. She dearly loved her family ...

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