News for Friday, July 26, 2013

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Lookout issued for woman with history of mental illness

A woman who walked away from her personal care home on Briar Hill Lane near Salem Road Monday is the subject of a lookout issued by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office.

Prisoners briefly escape custody at Newton County Sheriff's Office

Prisoners briefly escape custody at Newton County Detention Center

Red Cross says urgent need for donations continues

In the face of an urgent need for blood and platelet donations, the American Red Cross is encouraging residents to roll up a sleeve and give.

Unemployment down year over year for Newton, Rockdale

Unemployment in Newton and Rockdale is down year over year for June but has increased since May.

BOC pay to increase by $42 per month

Chairman Keith Ellis’s office has released a press release stating that commissioners’ salaries will be increased by $42.87 per month due to Newton County’s population surpassing the 100,000 mark.

Newton parents, students invited to school open houses

The Newton County School System will hold open house dates next week.

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Snapping Shoals celebrates 75 years

Snapping Shoals celebrated 75 years at its annual meeting Thursday.

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To market, to market: Area farmer's markets open to residents

If you need to restart your New Year’s resolution to eat healthy, now is a good time.

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Dance, dance, dance

Students are learning this weeks about various types of dance at the Arts Association’s Dance Camp.

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Covington Montessori student business earns trip to Sea Turtle Center

Students in the upper elementary program at the Montessori School of Covington recently visited Jekyll Island’s Sea Turtle Center.

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Bill Pickett Rodeo offers family fun at the Horse Park

Bill Pickett Rodeo offers family fun at the Horse Park

Described by event coordinator Ronnette Davis-Frank as “a show built on African American history and the Wild West,” the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo strides into Conyers next month. Davis-Frank, a Conyers resident, performs in the women’s barrel racing portion of the rodeo.

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YARBROUGH: Looking back on 15 years of an accidental career

It’s hard to believe I’ve been doing this for 15 years. I didn’t know I would make it this far. But as long as there are clowns walking the earth, there will always be the need for someone to point them out to you. Thank you for allowing me that opportunity.

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TONY ELDER: Rejoice in knowing we are all a part of God's family

Recently, I was reading an engagement announcement in this newspaper, primarily due to some familiarity I had with the local family of the bride-to-be.

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ORRIN MORRIS: Closely examine stiff verbena to see tiny lavender blooms

One day late in Jesus’ ministry, He was in the Temple near the offering box.

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Wayne Watson to perform at First Baptist Social Circle

Watson to perform at First Baptist Social Circle

Winner of a stack of Dove Awards, including a Male Vocalist of the Year Award and 23 No. 1 hit singles on the radio, Wayne Watson will bring his talents to the First Baptist Church of Social Circle for a free concert Sunday, Aug. 18, at 6 p.m.

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JOHN PEARRELL: Christians need to get their own house in order, not criticize those outside the church

There are some interesting but often neglected verses in one of Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, “What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church?

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JOE LAGUARDIA: When you meet a pastor, just be your imperfect self

When I heard the call to ministry in my teenage years, I wanted everyone to know that I wanted to be a pastor.

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Lookout issued for woman with history of mental illness

A woman who walked away from her personal care home on Briar Hill Lane near Salem Road Monday is the subject of a lookout issued by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office.

Newton Citizen Poll for July 28, 2013

Newton Citizen Poll for July 28, 2013

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