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Beatrice Hester celebrates her 102nd birthday

Beatrice Adcock Hester of Milstead celebrated her 102nd birthday on July 28.

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SCRAPBOOK: Garden Club awards yard of the month for August

The Conyers Garden Club Landscape of the month for August was awarded to John and Sue Cone.

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Noah Cooper

Noah Matthew Cooper was born on July 23.

Rockdale volleyball wins 2 of 3 in Houston County

The Rockdale volleyball team picked up victories over Veterans and host Houston County and fell to Northside-Columbus in a quad-meet Tuesday in Warner Robins.

Bulldogs, Patriots kick off football season tonight

For the first time since September, 2009, the Rockdale football team will go into its game with Heritage attempting to start a winning streak in the series.

Braids, eyelashes reported stolen

It can be expensive to look your best, but a couple people were apparently trying to take a short cut.

Police respond to arguments as tempers flare

Covington police arrested an Alabama man last weekend after he became irate when a local retailer would not replace his broken cell phone; a man allegedly tried to run over a woman for not properly parking at a fast-food restaurant.

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Ebola patients released from Atlanta hospital

Two American aid workers discharged from an Atlanta hospital after being treated for Ebola pose no health risk to the public, an Emory University Hospital doctor said.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Grocery shopping a weekly undertaking

Thursday mornings used to be special for me when I was a child because that’s when my daddy bought groceries every week.

JACK SIMPSON: Command your own ship

Beloved and talented comic Robin Williams, 63 years old, spent decades in struggles with substance abuse and depression. He was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Perhaps it finally overwhelmed him, because he fashioned a noose out of a belt and hung himself, ending his struggle.

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ABC Studios to film 'Red Band Society' in Covington

In addition to “The Vampire Diaries” and other movies and TV shows, ABC’s “Red Band Society” will soon be added to the list of shows filmed in Covington.

Schilling: Chewing caused cancer

Curt Schilling, who won 216 games in 20 major league seasons, announced Wednesday on WEEI radio in Boston his belief that a recent bout with cancer was caused by chewing tobacco.

Experience could be decisive factor as Rams begin play

Whoever can gain the advantage using their experience is going to have the best chance to start the 2014 season with a win as Berkmar travels to Homer Sharp Stadium to take on Newton on at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

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Watson thirsts for first taste of Ryder Cup success

Twice Masters champion Bubba Watson says the thrill of merely making a Ryder Cup is no longer enough for him and that it is high time the U.S. side claimed victory.

Commissioners set work session on form of county government

The Newton County Commission will meet next Tuesday to discuss proposed changes in the county’s form of government that were set in motion last April.

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RCA assistant principal becomes new NCCA principal

The Newton County Board of Education announced that Chad Walker will be the new principal/CEO of Newton College & Career Academy at its regular meeting on Tuesday night.

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Mansfield making changes

This small city in eastern Newton County is on the move, adopting a new logo, dedicating city hall to a beloved former mayor and his wife, and making progress to update the downtown area with new sidewalks.

Commission removes 20-10 property lot minimums but continues 2050 Plan

Maddox’ motion strikes a compromise, shifts comprehensive land use planning to the Development Services Department.

Newton County votes to remove lot minimums but continue work on 2050 Plan

Maddox's motion strikes compromise, shifting land use planning to the Development Services Department

After a robust discussion before a passionate crowd of spectators, the Newton County Commission Tuesday night voted to scrap controversial portions of the 2050 Plan baseline ordinances but to continue work on developing a county-wide comprehensive land use plan.

Seminoles drop a pair in volleyball season opener

The Salem volleyball team came up just a bit short in its season opener Tuesday.

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