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Former walk-on Alford to start for Jackets

From walk-on to starter, Chase Alford’s come a long way.

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Fan who died after falling from upper deck at Turner Field during Braves game ID'd

A fan fell from the upper deck at Turner Field during Saturday's Atlanta Braves game against the New York Yankees.

Newton crushes Meadowcreek 55-0 in home opener

Newton struck early and often as the Rams never gave Meadowcreek a chance as they went on to win their home opener 55-0 Saturday night at Homer Sharp Stadium.

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RONDA RICH: Some things old are new again

Ronda Rich column

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Free concert on the Square on Sept. 11

Covington band Drive Time to play on Square

Drive Time to play in Covington on Sept. 11

ROB JENKINS: Why in the world do we still tolerate the TSA?

Imagine a retail store whose sole reason for existence, it seems, is not to make shopping a pleasure or create satisfied customers but to prevent those customers from shoplifting.

Eastside dominates Alcovy in season opener

The team of Austin Holloway and Josh Sims were too much for Alcovy’s defense as the two connected three times for touchdowns as the Eagles beat their county rival 41-0 at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.

JACK SIMPSON: On Candid Camera, be right, look right

It was back in 1955 when I took my oath as a Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation. I got to meet and greet Director J. Edgar Hoover who, when he shook my hand and congratulated me, gave me a friendly reminder. “Special Agent Simpson,” he said, “always remember you not only have to be right, you have to look right.”

Salem has no trouble with Rockdale in season opening win

Other than a fourth quarter fight that led to a dozen ejections, things couldn’t have gone much better for the Salem football team in its season opener.

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Newton Grows

Check out these agricultural scenes in Newton County.

Committee: Form solid waste authority, phase out convenience centers

Establishing a solid waste authority and transitioning away from the county’s convenience/recycling centers to curbside pickup for solid waste were among the recommendations revealed Thursday by Newton County’s Citizens Solid Waste Committee.

Newton Citizen Poll

This week’s Newton Citizen Poll was an open line. Readers were asked to comment on any subject of local interest.

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Boys & Girls Club fundraiser set for Sept. 11 at Olde Town Pavilion | PHOTOS

Boys & Girls Club serves 200 in after-school program

Boys & Girls Club holds annual fundraiser.

'The Originals' shoot to close some Olde Town streets Monday

Full day of filming to affect Railroad and Center streets

Bonanza Productions Inc. will shoot scenes for ‘The Originals’ television series on August 31 in Olde Town Conyers, Ga., and two streets will be closed much of the day.

Police investigate midnight shooting on McCords Corner

Conyers police are working to identify suspects believed to be involved with the shooting of a Blakely man earlier this week.

Shopping center to clamp down on loitering teens

Curfew and code of conduct at Conyers Crossroads to take effect Sept. 1

Conyers Crossroads shopping center has teamed up with the Conyers Police Department and will enforce a strict curfew and code of conduct beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Rue 21 armed robber sentenced to life plus 15 years in prison

Johnathan Hall, 24, of Covington was sentenced Thursday by Rockdale County Superior Court Judge Robert Mumford after being convicted by a jury on a 14-count indictment stemming from the August 2013 armed robbery of Rue 21 and attempted armed robberies of Smoothie King and Max General.

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Tools of the trade

Covington’s ‘Deviced Decoded’ video series features special equipment used by city employees

The city of Covington, Ga., recently started an online video series that periodically will feature a tool that city employees use to help them in their job.

Community Band invites musicians to first rehearsal

Monday’s practice kicks off popular band’s new season

Local musicians of all ages are invited to dust off their instruments and join the Newton County Community Band for the 2015-16 season.

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