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Community Calendar for Feb. 27, 2015

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

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JULIE WELLS: Prepare for the coming of Jesus and seek salvation

Grandma Sarah and Papa Martin made sure instill in me the importance of preparation, no matter the subject at hand.

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Church 213 accepting donations to rebuild

Newton County’s Church 213 grateful for community aid after fire destroys sanctuary

Church 213 working to rebuild after fire destroys church.

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ORRIN MORRIS: Look for pussy willow blooms from February to May

Orrin Morris column about pussy willow

Contractor owes supplier for Rockdale County park project

Rockdale County has rescinded a contract and could place an Athens company on a list of disqualified vendors after the company left local suppliers on the hook for building materials.

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Davis and House named Eastside High School's 2015 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Eastside High has named seniors Anna Davis and Evan House as the Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the class of 2015.

Winter storm a 'non-event' in Rockdale, Newton

A large winter storm that threatened to bring snow and ice to Rockdale and Newton counties turned out to be a “non-event” in terms of weather, but it served a purpose for those whose jobs involve emergency response.

Mitchell POY, Denmark COY in Region 8 hoops

It was another successful season on the basketball court for the Salem girls and Heritage boys and five players were honored as all-Region 8-AAAAA recipients.

Newton Blotter for Feb. 18-24

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.

Three from Conyers and Covington face federal charges of drug trafficking and money laundering

Two people from Conyers and a Newton County man have been indicted, along with more than 30 other people, in the U.S. District Court in Macon in connection with drug trafficking and money laundering offenses.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Father's influences richer with the passing of time

I have been thinking about my father a lot lately. We buried him 27 years ago this week.

JACK SIMPSON: Rethinking a Valentine's Day decision

It is already a couple of weeks past Valentine’s Day. As a senior citizen you, like me, are acquainted with the routine. Having spent years together, you and your spouse agree in advance not to make a big deal out of this Feb. 14th. Without cards, candy and flowers, the feast of St. Valentine turns out to be pretty much just like every other day, except for a nice lunch and assurance of continued love and affection for one another!

Victim of armed robbery of gun also charged in the incident

Not only were three suspects in an armed robbery arrested, but the victim too is facing charges in the incident.

Government office delays

The threat of wintry weather and dangerous roadways has prompted local governments and schools to amend their regular operating schedules.

Government closings, delays

The threat of wintry weather and dangerous roadways has prompted local governments and schools to amend their regular operating schedules.

Black History celebration set for Saturday

Program features solos, rappers, inspirational readings, poetry, music, dance and more

Music, poetry, dance, historical reflections, inspirational readings and more will fill the Newton County Historic Courthouse Saturday at 3 p.m. as the city of Covington, Ga., presents its 2015 Black History Month Program.

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