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Stifling defense helps GSU cruise past Red Wolves

If Georgia State continues playing defense like it did on Saturday afternoon, it’s going to be tough to keep the Panthers from repeating as regular season conference champions.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Almond butter fudge makes for a chocolatey, sweet Valentine treat

While some of the retail chains are already displaying Easter products and candies, I’m just trying to focus on Valentine’s Day, which, by the way, is like 13 days away.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Family recalls their memories of ‘Auntie Rosa’ in new book

Terri Schlichenmeyer reviews, “Our Auntie Rosa.”

Weekend calendar for Jan. 31 and Feb. 1

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

Club meetings for Feb. 1

Club meetings for Rockdale and Newton counties.

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Rockdale Career Academy students to assist with productions in new Lexicon Studios

Three Rockdale Career Academy students co-hosted the grand opening of Lexicon Studios on Jan. 29, introducing a video production space for Lexicon Technologies to create technician training and customer support videos.

Hearing on permit to focus on Atlanta's pollution in South River

Proposed federal permit allegedly would allow more pollution caused by storm overflows

A public hearing Thursday in Atlanta on a proposed federal Clean Water Act permit may affect future pollution levels of the already-polluted South River that crosses Rockdale and Newton Counties and attracts boating and fishing fans.

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Ferrell’s huge night sends Rockdale past Newton

Newton girls cruise in opener

Conner Ferrell hadn’t yet hit a field goal before draining a 3-pointer with less than five seconds remaining in the first half of Friday’s game. After that shot fell through the hoop, the night belonged to the Rockdale guard.

Memorial Middle School student accused of bringing Beretta BB gun to school

A 13-year-old Memorial Middle School student is facing juvenile charges after he was found with a BB gun in his waistband at school.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Football fan or not, Super Bowl is reason to party

About a billion-and-a-half Chinese couldn’t care less about what happens in Phoenix this weekend. As a matter of fact, I don’t much care myself, but there are those amongst us who won’t sleep a wink Saturday night because they will be so hepped up about what is going to happen on Sunday, and I ain’t talking about church, either, not even the one where I am preaching.

Newton Citizen Poll for Feb. 1, 2015

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

LETTER: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office looks foward to busy 2015

With the start of 2015, I would like to thank all of the citizens for their continued support of all the hard work done by men and women of the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office.

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Court dismisses dispossessory claim by Rockdale County Probate Court Judge Charles Mays Sr.

A Magistrate Court judge dismissed a dispossessory case filed by Rockdale County Probate Court Judge Charles Mays Jr. on Wednesday, finding that the court had already ruled against Mays on the same dispossessory in November.

Macedonia Baptist Church to host event for Obamacare enrollment

State Rep. Tonya Anderson to attend Feb. 9 event to help enrollees navigate Health Insurance Marketplace

Macedonia Baptist Church in Conyers, Ga., will host an event to help people enroll in Affordable Care Act health insurance on Monday, Feb. 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1052 Barton St. in Conyers.

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Newton County resident creates award-winning woodturning projects | PHOTOS

Newton County resident creates award-winning woodturning projects

Newton County man creates art through woodturning.

Questions raised about county attorney's legal fees and tax problems

Scrutiny of Newton County attorney Tommy Craig has expanded beyond local community members with a recently released metro Atlanta television expose, and with few exceptions, county commissioners remain mum on the matter.

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Carroll, Belichick face off

Super Bowl coaches Pete Carroll and Bill Belichick shared a stage divided only by the Lombardi Trophy the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots play for Sunday.

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Woods slumps to 82, worst round as a professional

Tiger Woods slumped to his worst round as a professional when he carded an 11-over-par 82 in the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Friday.

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