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Newton Citizen Poll for April 19, 2015

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

Special meeting called by US 278 CID board

Highway 278 Improvement Association to provide updates for proposed Community Improvement District

The board of directors for the Highway 278 Improvement Association called a special meeting to provide important updates for the proposed Community Improvement District that will run along the commercial corridor of U.S. Highway 278 in Covington, Ga.

Rockdale County Public Schools considers adding more teachers next school year

Rockdale County Public Schools is considering increasing its number of teachers for the upcoming school year.

Man frightens DDS employee who failed him on drivers test

A man who apparently drove himself to get a drivers license became angry when he failed the test, so he followed and intimidated the test administrator as she was giving another person a drivers exam, according to a report filed by the Covington Police Department.

Academy for Liberal Arts at Newton High holding canned food drive for Salvation Army

A Newton High program will be collecting food for the Salvation Army.

RCSO arrests 8 teens found skipping school

Eight Salem High School students were arrested Thursday when they were found in a vacant apartment building skipping school.

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Covington police search for couple accused of stealing 33 iPads

Covington police are looking for a couple who allegedly stole more than $14,000 worth of iPads from Walmart this week.

Convicted murderer, mother and others indicted on gang and racketeering charges

A convicted murderer, along with his mother and several other associates, has been indicted in Newton County on racketeering and gang-related charges.

Rockdale County Sheriff's Office to host open house April 25

Those who have always wanted an up-close and personal look at the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office are invited to an open house next weekend.

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Catching the small fish at Newborn's Hornyhead festival

April 25 event features fishing tournament, crafts, cuisine, music, queen, alpaca sighting

Small-time fishing fans — or big-time ones and folks who like trolling for a good festival bargain — always enjoy Newborn’s annual Hornyhead Fishing Tournament and Festival which will be held on Saturday, April 25.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Sometimes it's the little things that mean the most

I love to travel. I love getting home even more.

Rockdale County Public Schools to get new track and field surfaces at all three high schools

All three Rockdale County high schools are in the works to get new artificial turf and track upgrades at their football stadiums.

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Humorous, touching play centers on spinster sisters living in the swamps of Florida

Southern Gothic tale ‘Sugar Bean Sisters’ set to open in Conyers

“Sugar Bean Sisters” play opens in Conyers

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How a CareBot™ can benefit the elderly and the entire family

GeckoSystems is dedicated to providing Mobile Service Robots (MSR) to families that need assistance with their elderly loved ones.

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How to remove bathroom mold

Mold can start out as just a small spot and become a health hazard quickly. Mold removal can be simple in small areas, but quite complex if the mold has spread to a large area.

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How to take care of ducklings

Ducklings that have just hatched from their shells need a warm, safe environment to grow up strong and healthy.

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Braves’ Freeman hitting better than average suggests

There’s more to Freddie Freeman’s batting average than meets the eye.

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Star quarterback Winston’s lawyer calls Florida rape suit a ‘stunt’

A lawyer for college football star quarterback Jameis Winston, a contender for the top pick in the upcoming National Football League draft, on Friday labeled as a “stunt” the lawsuit filed a day earlier in a Florida court by a woman who says he raped her.

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Beggs signs with Young Harris

Piedmont Academy’s Zach Beggs, a two-time all-state baseball player heading into his senior season, recently signed a scholarship to continue his baseball career following at Young Harris College.

Newton gets 12-8, 10-5 doubleheader win over Lovejoy

Newton’s baseball team were in a tough battle in the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader against Lovejoy before starting the second game with a big lead to win both games.

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