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Police: Oxford College student threatens to 'shoot up' the campus

A 21-year-old Oxford College student has been arrested after she allegedly threatened through social media this weekend to carry out a shooting rampage on the campus.

Newton County to lease two roll-off trucks, hire additional driver to relieve overflow at recycling centers

The Newton County Board of Commissioners took steps last week to alleviate the trash and recycling backups that have been occurring at the county’s 11 convenience/recycling centers. Since late summer commissioners have been taking the heat from residents who have hauled their garbage, household items and recyclables to the convenience centers only to find the bins are full.

Community calendar listings for Oct. 12

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

Rockdale and Newton counties restaurant health scores, Oct. 5-12

Restaurant health scores, Oct. 5-12

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Rockdale County Fire Rescue holds annual MDA Boot Drive | PHOTOS

For the next three weeks, Rockdale County Fire Rescue will be out in force asking for donations to support the annual MDA Boot Drive, which raises funds to support research for treatment of muscular dystrophy and to help fund a one-week special needs camp at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge.

'The Originals' to shoot in Conyers Monday

Full day of filming to affect traffic in Olde Town but streets will reopen for four hours in afternoon

Bonanza Productions Inc. will shoot Episode 309 for ‘The Originals’ television series on October 24 in Olde Town Conyers, Ga., and streets will be closed much of the day.

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Pet of the Week: Barney and Sammy

Barney and Sammy are this week’s Pets of the Week

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Alford interception give Falcons 25-19 OT win

Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford returned an interception 59 yards for the winning touchdown in the Falcons’ 25-19 wild overtime win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Baylor moves to No. 2 behind Ohio State in AP poll

Ohio State stayed on top of the Associated Press college football poll released Sunday as Baylor moved up to No. 2.

Top 25 roundup: TCU rallies for 52-45 win over Kansas State

Second-ranked TCU stormed back from an 18-point halftime deficit to notch a 52-45 victory over Kansas State on Saturday in front of 53,671 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, the third largest crowd in school history.

Rockdale finished 3rd in area 2 volleyball, Lakeside wins title

Newton, Alcovy seasons come to a close

Rockdale’s reign as area volleyball champion came to an end on Saturday.

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Georgia star RB Chubb suffers serious knee injury

Georgia sophomore running back and Heisman Trophy candidate Nick Chubb suffered what appeared to be a serious knee injury on the first play from scrimmage during the No. 19 Bulldogs’ game at Tennessee on Saturday.

Newton too much for Alcovy to handle

Newton had everything going their way against county-rival Alcovy as they thrashed the Tigers 47-0 at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.

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Snapping Shoals demonstrates safety techniques for YACS

The students at Young Americans Christian School learned about safety with power lines recently when employees with Snapping Shoals EMC brought out their bucket truck.

Georgia Perimeter College awarded $3 million grant, largest in its history

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Georgia Perimeter College a $3 million grant—the largest single award in GPC history.

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Service Guild marks 70th anniversary

In 1945, The Service Guild of Covington was founded as a Georgia Federation of Woman’s Club. The organization was established for the purpose of creating the first kindergarten in Newton County.

Newton Citizen Poll for Oct. 10

The Newton Citizen Poll this week asked: “Would you support changes to the procedure for public comments at Board of Commissioners meetings? Why or why not?”

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Locust Groves gets important subregion win over Eastside

Eastside Eagles, Eastside Eagles football

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YACS students step back in time

Fourth-graders at Young Americans Christian School recently stepped back in time when Rob Pippins, a Civil War reenactor, came to visit and demonstrated what it was like to live during Civil War times.

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Newton County Equestrian Team holds awards event

The Newton County Special Olympics Equestrian Team held its awards ceremony Oct. 4 at the Diamond T3 Ranch, owned by Gary Townsend, in Conyers.

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