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NCFS: Smoke detectors alert family to fire

Smoke detectors installed in a home by the Newton County Fire Service are credited for saving the lives of the residents who were able to escape a house fire Monday morning.

2050 Plan causes concern among property owners

As the 2050 Plan, a strategy designed to guide Newton County’s future growth, moves closer to implementation, some residents are raising concerns about the details that support the plan’s broader concepts.

Social Circle Police Department officer to receive Life Saving commendation

Social Circle Police Department Officer Jason Stribling will receive a public commendation Tuesday for his efforts in helping to save the life of a railroad employee who had been injured on the train tracks.

Police: Not much will change with new gun law

Local law enforcement officers say not much will change when HB 60 goes into effect July 1, but are prepared to respond to more complaints of people with guns in public places

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Reader's Choice Winners for 2014

You guys voted on the best of the best of Rockdale and Newton counties. Here are the winners of the Reader's Choice Awards for the Best of Conyers/Covington 2014. Look for the supplement in the Sunday, July 27 edition of The Citizen Newspapers. Congratulations to all of the winners!! (Staff Photos)

2014 MLB Hall of Fame Induction

Scenes from Sunday's 2014 Major League Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Hard Labor Creek Observatory

Hard Labor Creek Observatory offers monthly open houses to see glimpses of planets, starts, galaxies. The open houses typically occur a week after the new moon when viewing the night sky is best. Visitors will get to see some of the moon, but are also treated to images of planets and stars. The next open house is from 9 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2. As the days grow shorter, the open houses begin earlier, as the time for twilight changes. Those interested in the open houses may visit www.chara.gsu.edu/HLCO to check for times and also directions.

SSEMC's annual meeting at GIHP

Thousands of Snapping Shoals EMC members and guests continued a summer tradition of attending the cooperative’s annual meeting Thursday at the Georgia International Horse Park. (Staff Photos: Julie Wells)

Jekyll Island

Citizen senior reporter Aimee Jones switched gears from writer to photographer on a recent trip to Jekyll Island where she captured these images.

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