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Porterdale to consider bow hunting ordinance

The Porterdale City Council is considering an ordinance that would allow bow hunting of deer inside the city limits.

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Pratt Industries takes the old and makes it new again

Full-cycle recyle operations take place at Pratt Industries' campus in Conyers.

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State superintendent visits Heard-Mixon

State Superintendent of Schools John Barge visited Heard-Mixon Elementary School on Friday morning after the school was named a state school of excellence earlier this school year.

Landowners can apply for federal funds

Landowners in Newton may be eligible for tax breaks or payouts from the federal government.

Covington man killed in one-car accident

A Covington man was killed early Saturday in a traffic accident.

IRS releases top 12 tax scams

The IRS has released a list of the Dirty Dozen tax schemes to watch out for this tax season.

Newton Sheriff's Office: Arrests made in Tempie Lane murders

Arrests have been made in connection with Feb. 7 double murder.

New Jersey man found guilty in 2008 murder of Newton County man

A New Jersey man was found guilty of murder in Newton County Superior Court late Friday. Sentencing in the death penalty case will begin Monday.

Newton School System to pay $2K for D.C. trip

The Newton County School System will pay nearly $2,000 for a school board member's special conference in Washington, D.C., earlier this month.

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Pratt Industries takes the old and makes it new again

Full-cycle recyle operations take place at Pratt Industries' campus in Conyers.

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State superintendent visits Heard-Mixon

State Superintendent of Schools John Barge visited Heard-Mixon Elementary School on Friday morning after the school was named a state school of excellence earlier this school year.

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Levett Funeral Home serves Conyers for over half a century

Levett Funeral Home in Conyers is the oldest black-owned business in Rockdale County.

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Kiwanis recognizes top high school seniors

The Newton County School System and the Kiwanis Club of Covington honored the county's STAR students and teachers in a special program Thursday afternoon at the First United Methodist Church of Covington.

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Planning for the future: UGA students create options for Oxford

Students from the University of Georgia's Metropolitan Design Studio are working on suggestions for the city of Oxford's master plan and ideas that would help bring the city of Oxford together with Oxford College.

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Pilots survive mid-air crash of copter, plane

The owner of a helicopter flight school whose student was involved in a mid-air collision said Monday the pilot narrowly escaped what could have been a deadly crash after the chopper was hit from behind by a small plane.

UGA researcher creating vaccine for Chagas

A University of Georgia researcher is close to developing the first ever Chagas disease vaccine for pets that will help prevent the spread of the disease to humans.

Google offers free websites for businesses

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that Georgia has formed a partnership with Google to bring free websites to small businesses across the state.

Georgia sailor dies during Dubai port visit

A Navy sailor from Columbus has died in Dubai. The Department of Defense said Petty Officer First Class Paris S. Pough died Friday during a port visit to Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates. Officials did not release the cause of death.

COLLEGE NOTES: Farmer strong in opening day start

Former Rockdale ace Buck Farmer got his junior season off to a fine start last weekend.. The Georgia Tech junior, who was a Louisville Slugger pre-season All America third-team selection, tossed six innings, allowing just two earned runs and striking out nine in the Yellow Jackets' 5-0 loss

7 local players names to all-region 8-AAAA team

Seven local players were named to the all-region 8-AAAA basketball team during the league's tournament last weekend at Loganville High School.. Rockdale's C.J. Wilson led the way as the junior guard was named the region's boys player of the year. Wilson helped lead the Bulldogs to a third

PREP ROUNDUP: Eastside girls fall to Apalachee 4-2; boys tie

COVINGTON -- The Lady Eagles (1-1) allowed a quick goal by Apalachee (2-0) in the first minute of play Friday, forcing Eastside to play catch up.. With 19:30 left in the first half, Eastside's Becka McKelvey recorded her first varsity goal off a corner kick from Kari Dylong to tie

Big third inning rockets Eastside baseball over Newton 9-3

COVINGTON -- A big inning and the ability to capitalize on errors played a difference in Eastside's 9-3 win over Newton at Georgia Perimeter College on Monday.

Tigers trio leads to Region 3-AAAA championhsip

FAYETTEVILLE -- Double-digit scoring by juniors Michael Tucker and Justin Wallace and senior Devon Edwards provided Alcovy enough offense to win the Region 3-AAAA basketball championship 73-60 over Fayette County at home on Saturday.. Tucker led the scoring with 15 points, followed by Edwards with 14 and Wallace

IRS releases top 12 tax scams

The IRS has released a list of the Dirty Dozen tax schemes to watch out for this tax season.

Landowners can apply for federal funds

Landowners in Newton may be eligible for tax breaks or payouts from the federal government.

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Pratt Industries takes the old and makes it new again

Full-cycle recyle operations take place at Pratt Industries' campus in Conyers.

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State superintendent visits Heard-Mixon

State Superintendent of Schools John Barge visited Heard-Mixon Elementary School on Friday morning after the school was named a state school of excellence earlier this school year.

Porterdale to consider bow hunting ordinance

The Porterdale City Council is considering an ordinance that would allow bow hunting of deer inside the city limits.

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Covington man killed in one-car accident

A Covington man was killed early Saturday in a traffic accident.

Passenger killed in Saturday car wreck

A Covington man was pronounced dead at the scene of an one-car accident Saturday that occurred on a sharp curve on McDaniel Mill Road near Adrian Circle.

'Colbert Report' to return Monday after absence

A representative for Stephen Colbert says "The Colbert Report" will return Monday after a sudden break due to the ailing health of the star's mother.

White House chef Kass dishes up plates and policy

Sam Kass has a to-die-for job as personal chef to the Obama family but whipping up their meals is probably the least important part of his portfolio.

Oil jumps to 9-month high after Iran cuts supply

Oil prices jumped to a nine-month high above $105 a barrel on Monday after Iran said it halted crude exports to Britain and France in an escalation of a dispute over the Middle Eastern country's nuclear program.

Paul looks for delegates, respect in caucus states

Ron Paul may not win the Republican nomination for president he has yet to win a single state but his strategy of trying to amass delegates in caucus states could land him a prominent role at the party's national convention this summer.

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Santorum questions Obama's 'world view,' not faith

Rick Santorum on Sunday condemned what he called President Barack Obama's world view that "elevates the Earth above man," discouraging increased use of natural resources.

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Storm dumps snow on South, many lose power

A winter storm on Sunday dumped several inches of snow on a band of southern states, triggering accidents on slippery roads and knocking out power to tens of thousands.

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