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Community calendar of events for April 15, 2015

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

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Monticello Street dedicated as Veterans Memorial Highway

Veterans and city officials unveil sign at Tuesday ceremony

Because members of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 55 wanted to honor World War II veteran Allen Mallet, Covington, Ga., Mayor Ronnie Johnston and a gathering of veterans unveiled a sign dedicating a portion of Monticello Street in Covington as Veterans Memorial Highway.

Citizens committee begins deliberations on Newton County's form of government

A citizens committee appointed to review Newton County’s form of government met for the first time Monday and discussed a number of options, including giving the chairman veto power over a vote of the Board of Commissioners.

Newborn's old-time pickin' series is picking up popularity

Front Porch Acoustic Series at The Old Schoolhouse is growing in popularity

The Front Porch Acoustic Series at The Old Schoolhouse in Newborn, held on the third Saturday of every month, is growing in popularity and features folk, bluegrass and old-time fiddler music performed by local musicians and some from around Georgia.

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'The Originals' balconies could remain in Olde Town

TV set props designed and engineered to become permanent structures

Constructed as set props for “The Originals” television series, new balconies in Olde Town Conyers, Ga., are architecturally designed and engineered to become permanent structures when the TV series ends.

MARK SHIELDS: The Clinton record unmasked

About the time the Dodgers abandoned Brooklyn for Los Angeles, my savvy precinct captain drilled into all her workers this rule: A week is a lifetime in politics, and a month is an eternity.

DARRELL HUCKABY: World travels a reminder of where the heart lies

I never visited big cities when I was growing up in Porterdale — unless you count Macon. I don’t.

Accused Dunkin Donuts burglar also charged with bribery

The accused serial burglar caught breaking into a Dunkin Donuts in Conyers at the first of April has now been charged with bribery as well.

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Middle Ridge Elementary Media Specialist Tammy Privette named Newton County Media Specialist

Middle Ridge Elementary’s Media Specialist Tammy Privette has been named as the school system’s 2015 Media Specialist of the Year.

Eastside sweeps Henry County in rain delayed doubleheader

Eastside’s baseball team got closer to achieving their goal of making it to the Class AAAA playoffs with their 13-1, 10-8 doubleheader sweep of Henry County on Monday.

Kroger customers, workers donate money for MDA

Kroger customers, workers donate money for MDA

Be the Solution encourages carpooling, vanpooling, riding transit

Ga DOT launches commute initiative

Rockdale and Newton counties restaurant health scores, April 6-13

Restaurant health scores, April 6-13

Griswold, Rodriguez lead Salem boys soccer past Cedar

Jonah Griswold and Daniel Rodriguez had a lot of fun on the pitch Monday.

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Pet of the Week: Ace and Sally

Ace and Sally are ready for adoption

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Newton High Future Farmers of America chapter holding spring plant sale

Newton High is ringing in spring with a plant sale to benefit the school’s Future Farmers of America chapter.

Community calendar of events for April 14, 2015

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

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Five Rockdale Magnet School students chosen for 2015 Governor's Honors Program

Five Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology students are part of the 679 students selected from across the state to attend the 2015 Governor’s Honors Program.

Newton County successfully appeals 2013 tax digest ruling

The state Department of Revenue has reversed a 2013 decision and approved Newton County’s 2013 tax digest, avoiding penalties for Newton County and allowing for increased funding for the Newton County School System.

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