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Acuity Brands to expand in Rockdale County

Acuity Brands will spend $16 million over the next five years and create 700 new jobs as it expands operations in Rockdale and DeKalb counties.

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Teacher of the Year gets free three-month car lease

Newton County Teacher of the Year gets free three-month car lease.

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Conyers Service awards presented police officers Chris Moon and Chase Bagwell

Police Chief Gene Wilson and City Manager Tony Lucas commend officers for excellent service

Conyers, Ga., Police Chief Gene Wilson and City Manager Tony Lucas presented a 10-year service award to Detective Commander Chris Moon and a five-year service award to officer Chase Bagwell.

Ravens’ defense stymies Ryan, Falcons

On a 4th-and-7 from Baltimore’s 42-yard line midway through the third quarter, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan desperately needed to make a play to get his team back in the game against the Ravens.

Tar Heels score late to slip by Tech

Marquise Williams passed for 390 yards and four touchdowns, and T.J. Logan scored with 11 seconds left as the host Tar Heels snapped a four-game losing streak.

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Chubb powers Bulldogs past Arkansas

Nick Chubb is proving more than capable of carrying the rushing load for Georgia.

UGA postpones visit from Liberian journalist

Ebola concerns have prompted the University of Georgia to postpone a guest lecture by a Liberian journalist.

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Gov. Nathan Deal forming Ebola response team

Gov. Nathan Deal is assembling a group of experts to serve on a newly created Ebola response team.

Hewitt leads defense for unbeaten Marshall

The Marshall University football team is off to a perfect start and a former area athlete is a big reason why.

KRAUTHAMMER: Ebola vs. civil liberties

Unnervingly, the U.S. public health services remain steps behind the Ebola virus. Contact tracing is what we do, Centers for Disease Control Director Tom Frieden assured the nation. It will stop the epidemic “in its tracks.” And yet nurses Nina Pham and Amber Vinson, who developed Ebola, were not even among the 48 contacts that the CDC was initially following.

ROB JENKINS: Young parents, these really are the best years

The other day I stopped by to see a young couple from church. Their three little boys, all under age 8, were playing in the front yard under mom’s watchful eye.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Try pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats for Halloween or Thanksgiving

Rice Krispie treats in the shape of a cute pumpkin are today’s featured recipe.

Low pay, staffing lead to turnover at Newton County Sheriff's Office

Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown says turnover in the Sheriff’s Office could be prevented if the Board of Commissioners would increase his budget to hire more deputies.

Conyers City Council approves contract for ice skating rink to return to Olde Town Pavilion

Popular rink that serves Rockdale, Newton and others to open Nov. 21 and run through Feb. 8

A holiday tradition will resurface Nov. 21 when the Have An Ice Day ice skating rink returns to the Conyers’ Olde Town Pavilion, with improved security measures and free skate rental dates.

DARRELL HUCKABY: No Longer Bound regenerates men's lives

As I learned Thursday night, No Longer Bound is not a drug rehab facility. If you rehabilitate someone you simply return them to their original state. No Longer Bound is about rescuing addicts and helping them escape the enslavement of addiction.

Conyers police arrest four more in connection with Keswick Village shooting

Four women have been arrested in connection with the shooting outside Keswick Village apartment complex earlier this week.

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Covington family seeks donations to help father with ALS purchase computer that generates speech for him

Family of man with ALS is soliciting donations for communication device.

Steeple Chase and Change The World Day in Covington to benefit fight against hunger

The annual Steeple Chase and Change The World Day festival to benefit local groups fighting hunger and supporting needy families

The annual Steeple Chase in Covington, Georgia, followed by the annual Change The World Day festival will benefit local groups fighting hunger and providing for the needy in the community.

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