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City to add bike lanes and sidewalks to Irwin Bridge Road

Road closed for next several months for repairs

Irwin Bridge Road to be closed for next 10 to 12 months for improvements, including the installation of storm drains, curbs and gutters, and new sidewalks that will include reconstructing sidewalk ramps to meet requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Newton County School System PR department nationally recognized

Newton County Director of Public Relations Sherri Davis-Viniard was recently acknowledged for her hard work by National School Public Relations Association.

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Eagle Scout and Eastside High School graduate installs sign for Academy Springs Park

Eagle Scout installs sign for Academy Springs Park

Eastside to get practice field, track replaced for $622K

After six years of temporary fixes the Newton County School System has given final approval to replace the practice field and track at Eastside High School.

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U.S. reopening diplomatic ties with Cuba | POLL

President says flag will go up at U.S. embassy in Cuba this summer.

Nearly 50 teens ransack Ga. Wal-Mart | RAW VIDEO

A mob of nearly 50 people burst in to a Macon Wal-Mart and smashed merchandise early Sunday morning.

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Ga. town removes Confederate flag, but says not due to Charleston tragedy

McDonough City officials and staff say the removal of old flags from the Square is not in response to the Charleston shooting tragedy.

Report: Georgia led states in clean energy jobs during first quarter

Georgia was ranked the No. 1 job creator in the clean energy industry during the first quarter of 2015, thanks in part to the state's strong solar industry.

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Chick-fil-A tops in customer satisfaction

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A has been named the top fast food restaurant in the United States for customer satisfaction, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index Restaurant Report released this week.

Community calendar of events for July 1

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

HB 251 school choice transfers being accepted

Time is running out for parents wishing to change their children’s school under the Georgia Department of Education provision House Bill 251.

Newton County Commissioners to meet on landfill proposal that has been withdrawn

Supporters and opponents of a proposed landfill partnership between Newton County and Green Hill P3 are expected to attend a special called meeting of the Newton County Board of Commissioners Wednesday night. The meeting is set for 7 p.m. at the Historic Courthouse.

Spring Hill residents skeptical of Newton County landfill proposal

A vocal group of Spring Hill residents said Monday night that they want to see proposals from more than one vendor before the county moves forward with any plan for the Newton County landfill, which lies adjacent to their community.

NCSO: Man shoots girlfriend when she woke him up

A Newton County man has been arrested on charges that he shot his girlfriend when she woke him up.

MARK SHIELDS: Uneasy coexistence — politics and religion

Regular readers may remember the “Shields rule,” about the tension between organized religion and politics. It goes like this: With but one exception, ministers, priests, rabbis and imams — men and women of the cloth — should stay out of all partisan American politics.

Georgia State Patrol steps up patrols to crack down on DUIs over 4th of July weekend

This holiday period, from 6 p.m. Thursday to midnight Sunday, the GSP is participating in the Operation Zero Tolerance campaign, a nationwide mobilization against impaired drivers. State troopers will be working alongside local sheriff’s deputies and police officers to apprehend impaired drivers.

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Davis receives Quota International scholarship

The honors for recent Eastside graduate Anna Marie Davis continued after receiving the top award of $5,000 winning the John T. Wheeler Memorial Scholarship on June 27.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Catching up on a week's worth of news

What a week I chose to tune out the news. I got a recap over the weekend and to tell you the truth, I liked the Supremes a whole lot better when Diana Ross was in charge rather than John Roberts.

Post 77 baseball goes 3-2 in Albany

Though it was a rough end to the weekend, the Rockdale Post 77 American Legion baseball team had a successful stop in Albany.

Newton County commissioners set public hearings on millage increase

Three public hearings on Newton County’s proposed millage rate increase have been scheduled for July.

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