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Newton's overall ACT score decreases from prior year

All three high schools in Newton County scored below the state average composite score on the ACT, according to the 2015 graduation year results released Wednesday.

Woman charged with abusing, exploiting disabled adults in her care

Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office seeking donations of food and water for victims left at hotel

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for donations to help 12 former residents of a personal care home who have reportedly been victimized by the owner of the business and left in a local hotel.

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Atlanta Falcons sign quarterback Rex Grossman

The Atlanta Falcons announced Wednesday that they have signed quarterback Rex Grossman and waived/injured running back Evan Royster.

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Two Virginia television journalists fatally shot in live on-air attack

Reporter and cameraman killed while conducting an interview for a fetaure segment for a morning news show.

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Big 5th sends Flowery Branch softball past Salem | PHOTOS

Things were going quite well for the Salem softball team through the first four innings of Tuesday’s game against Flowery Branch. Unfortunately for the Seminoles, the fifth inning couldn’t have gone much worse.

Young but talented Eastside football team ready for season to begin

Having been at Eastside for the past 10 years with former head coach Rick Hurst, first-year head Troy Hoff already had the system he wants in place making the transition in coaches a smooth one for everyone concerned as they ready for their first game on Friday.

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Something for everyone

Covington-Newton Chamber wears many hats while performing traditional roles in economic development

Besides its traditional role as advocate for businesses and economic development, the Covington Chamber of Commerce participates in many community activities that offer something for everyone.

LETTER: Thanks to Partners in Ed for their support

It’s been a fast-paced start to the school year, but I would be remiss if I didn’t stop and take a moment to thank some very special people who helped us get the year started off right.

DARRELL HUCKABY: No finer destination that the village on the Yellow River

I had always wanted to attend a destination wedding, and now I have actually hosted one — and it was magical. The destination was Porterdale, and there is no other place I would rather have been last Saturday night than awash in a flood of memories on the banks of the Yellow River in the North Georgia mill town that I will forever call home.

Eastside takes advantage of Newton mistakes in 15-3 rout

Errors played a huge part in the outcome of the Newton-Eastside game as the Lady Rams committed nine errors and had three wild pitches allowing the Lady Eagles to take the 15-3 win on Monday.

Rockdale County Sheriff's Office files incest charges after a 12-year-old beaten

A father and his adult daughter have been arrested after they allegedly beat the father’s 12-year-old son when the boy caught the pair in an alleged act.

PATH trail to get security cameras in Conyers

City, county to split cost and maintenance of surveillance on pedestrian-cyclist path behind county annex

Rockdale County, Ga., and the city of Conyers soon will add two security cameras to the local PATH walking-biking trail to beef up surveillance in an area of the trail along Parker Road in Conyers.

COMMENTARY: We all must let go of racial hatred

Many of us, irrespective of ethnicity, have harbored hate in our hearts towards someone based solely on skin color at some point in our lives.

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IndyCar driver Wilson dies

English driver Justin Wilson died Monday as a result of head injuries sustained in Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa.

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Florida State football star acquitted of battery, reinstated to team

A star running back for Florida State University’s football squad may return to the field on Tuesday, one day after he was acquitted of a misdemeanor battery charge that he punched a young woman in the mouth outside a bar.

Newton Citizen Poll question

The Newton Citizen Poll this week is an open line. Call with comments on any subject of local interest. Respond at 770-483-7108, ext. 403; email at, online at; or in writing at: Newton Citizen Poll, 969 S. Main St., Conyers, GA 30012.

Woman pinned between two trucks when trying to stop boyfriend from driving drunk

A Newton County man was charged with DUI after he allegedly pinned his girlfriend between two trucks during an argument.

United Way in Rockdale County hosts annual barbecue fundraiser

It’s time once again to enjoy some barbecue while contributing to a good cause through the annual United Way BBQ fundraiser.

Conyers Police Department hosts upcoming Citizens Academy

The 12-week Conyers Police Department Citizens Academy will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Sept. 22. Most sessions will take place in the Conyers Police Department training room at 1194 Scott St.

Grant will supplement Porterdale sewer line replacement project

A community development block grant of $500,000 announced last week will be used for additional sewer line improvements in Porterdale.

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