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Home Goods store coming to Conyers

Retail outlet specializing in unique home décor may be open by August or early autumn

A new Home Goods store, which specializes in unique home décor, will be coming to Conyers and may be open for business in August or by early autumn.

East Georgia to seek damages, move forward with landfill plan in Newton County

Jim Baker, head of East Georgia Land Development Company, sent a letter to Newton County Wednesday stating that he plans to seek money damages and move forward with plans to develop a regional landfill on land adjacent to the county landfill on Lower River Road.

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Authorities urge safety over Fourth of July weekend

The Fourth of July is shaping up to be a grand celebration this year, with events scheduled throughout the day in Newton County culminating with fireworks displays in Porterdale and Covington.

Newton Citizen Poll for July 3

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

Newton blotter, June 24-29

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Porterdale Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.

Covington retiree benefit suspension not a new issue

Director says suspension of benefits for retirees assuming elected office was a long-discussed administrative issue issue, not a political move

Human Resource Director Ronnie Cowan said that the Covington, Ga., city council’s controversial decision that retirement benefits will not be suspended if a retiree assumes an elected office has been under discussion for years and should not be viewed as a political move.

Community calendar of events for July 3

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

New Holiday Inn Express to include 'green' plans

Hotel at Exit 93 will seek less environmental impact and energy savings

A new hotel is going up in Covington that not only will offer guests a design created for on-the-go young people and state-of-the-art amenities but also will present an environmentally friendly approach to the hospitality business.

Teen allegedly shoots two puppies during argument with his mother

Conyers police find stolen gun, marijuana plant in 16-year-old’s bedroom

A 16-year-old Conyers male could be facing adult charges after he allegedly shot two pit bull puppies during an argument with his mother.

JACK SIMPSON: Digital record-keeping and health care reform

If you are old enough, you may remember bygone days when the family doctor made house calls. Technology today has transformed our lives. Not only do we not see our doctors at our homes, we may not actually see them in the examination room either because they are too busy entering health records on computers.

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Newton County commissioners vote Green Hill out of consideration | PHOTOS

Newton County commissioners voted 2-1 Wednesday night on a motion by Commissioner John Douglas to “eliminate Green Hill P3 from consideration in the process of determining the future of our Newton County solid waste disposal site.”

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Square Bikes carries road, mountain, hybrid and children's bikes and accessories

Covington resident shifts careers to open bike shop

Square Bikes opens in Covington

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Gregory Pope elected to policy-making position with State Bar

Attorney elected to State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors

April Conway of Rockdale will serve in Bangladesh as a consular officer

Conyers native becomes foreign service officer

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Michael Meyers will head up Augusta City Classic, annual black college football event

Michael Meyers appointed to executive director of Augusta City Classic

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Covington resident named to officer position on State Bar of Georgia

Attorney installed as secretary of State Bar of Georgia

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Stock Market Spring Market raised funds to finance dog kennel for Rockdale Sheriff's Office

Stock Market donates dog run to Rockdale Sheriff’s Office

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