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Down-home values: Ride-along with John Douglas reveals roots

Respect for land, history and hard-working families shape county commissioner’s political style

A ride-along with Newton County Commissioner John Douglas reveals a man whose political style is shaped by the land, its history and its hard-working families.

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Georgia State Patrol Post 46 statewide leader in 2014 Toys for Tots campaign

The 2014 Toys for Tots campaign was deemed a success and Cpl. Richard Thacker, who coordinated the campaign for Georgia State Patrol Post 46 in Monroe, was recognized as the statewide leader for having collected more than 4,000 toys and $5,000 just out of the post that serves Rockdale, Newton and Walton counties.

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Porterdale earns official recognition as Main Street City

City and Teri Haler praised for graduating from Main Street Start-up Program

Porterdale, Ga., was honored at the Annual Georgia Main Street Luncheon in Atlanta for graduating from the Main Street Start-up Program and gaining official designation as a Main Street City.

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Newton County Jail — The Kitchen

For almost three decades Michael Castellana, with assistance from his twin brother Emanuele Castellana, has directed all aspects of ordering the food and feeding the prisoners at the Newton County jail. (Staff Photos: SueAnn Kuhn-Smith)

Rockdale's STAR Students and Teachers

The Rotary Club of Conyers held its annual Student-Teacher Achievement (STAR) luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 26, honoring the highest-scoring SAT-takers at each Rockdale County high school, as well as the instructors each student selected to be named a STAR teacher. (Staff Photos: Ryan McKenzie)

2015 Oscars - Red Carpet

Scenes from the Red Carpet at the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood.

NCSO Awards Ceremony

The sixth annual Newton County Sheriff's Office Awards Ceremony was held at the Newton County Judicial Center Friday afternoon. (Staff Photos: Alice Queen)

Fire at Church 213

Fire engulfed Church 213 early Sunday morning, leaving the church on Highway 213 near Mansfield without a sanctuary or classrooms. (Staff Photos: Aimee Jones)


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