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Community calendar of events for April 23

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

Committee asked to weigh in on Newton County landfill expansion plan

One day before the first scheduled meeting of the Newton County Solid Waste Committee, members of the Board of Commissioners agreed on the first order of business they will ask the committee to tackle: Whether or not to recommend a proposed landfill expansion plan.

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How to talk to senior loved ones about scams

It's one of the most frustrating things a child can face—seeing their parents being taken advantage of financially.

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How to get a bikini worthy body

Getting your body ready for bikini season will take some hard work and dedication, but it doesn't have to be torture.

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How to grow a sunflower in a pot

This quick guide to growing a sunflower in a container is something even children can enjoy as a fast and fun garden project.

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Hiring the best: Recruitment standards high for local law enforcement agencies

Recruitment standards high for local law enforcement agencies

The stakes are high for police officers and sheriff’s deputies. Decisions are made daily that could make the difference between whether someone goes to jail or goes home or lives or dies. As a result, local law enforcement agencies place a premium on recruiting the right candidates who can withstand a rigorous application and interview process.

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Rockdale wins first of three series in seeding battle

Rockdale did not play like they were coming off a six-game skid as they dominated Newton from the start to take the first of the three-game series with a 7-1 win on Tuesday.

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Big 6th sends KSU past Georgia Tech in baseball

In one wild inning Tuesday night, the Kennesaw State baseball team was able to pull ahead for good against its in-state rival.

Doering gets low medalist in Region 2-AAAAAA tournament, Alcovy girls and Rockdale boys win region

Alcovy’s Kaitlyn Doering was led the Lady Tigers to their third straight Region 2-AAAAAA title shooting a 111 as the Rockdale boys finished with a six-stroke lead over Lakeside to win their first region championship in the region tournament at The Oaks Course on Wednesday.

Colquitt County ends Rockdale boys’ tennis season

Another successful season of Rockdale boys tennis came to an end Tuesday morning.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Random thoughts about our strange times

What is the world coming to? I can’t imagine how things can get much stranger or people more ornery.

FFA—FCCLA Center in Newton County awarded $9.5 million for new facilities

The Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Newton County will benefit from a $9.5 million appropriation in the state budget for construction of a dining hall and activity center.

Community calendar of events for April 21

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

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Kids Katch fishing contest is Saturday

Annual Elks Aidmore event features prizes, food, raffle and paddle boat race

Get the kids and fishing poles ready for a morning of fun on a fishing pond, along with prizes, hotdogs, a raffle for a bike and a paddle boat race, all at the 9th Annual Kids Katch Fishing Contest, Saturday, April 25, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Elks Aidmore Inc. in Conyers, Ga.

Singing chipmunks movie to be shot in Conyers

Scenes for third ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’ sequel to be shot in Olde Town May 5-8

Scenes for the fourth Twentieth Century Fox feature film, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip, starring the singing chipmunk cartoon caracters, will be shot in Olde Town Conyers, Ga., May 5 through May 8.

Covington youth football team to hold games at Cousins Middle this fall

The GA Hurricanes, a youth football team based in Covington, will hold their games at a local middle school this fall.

Newton County Form of Government Committee settles on several key issues

Members of Newton County’s Form of Government Committee reached consensus on several central items at their Monday meeting at Turner Lake Complex.

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Covington City Council approves rezoning for high-end senior living community

The Covington City Council has paved the way for a new, state-of-the-art retirement community that will provide housing to transition from independent living to assisted care to memory care.

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Braves LHP McKirahan suspended 80 games

Atlanta Braves left-handed reliever Andrew McKirahan has been suspended 80 games for performance-enhancing drug use.

Thirty-one advance to Class AAAAAA track sectional after first day

Newton’s track team dominated the Region 2-AAAAAA track meet sending 15 participants to the Class AAAAAA Sectional after the first day region meet at Twelve Oaks Stadium on Monday.

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