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Community Calendar for Dec. 16, 2014

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

Customer attacks Kroger cashier as she is checking his ID for a Visa gift card

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Conyers man Saturday after he allegedly attacked a grocery store clerk who was attempting to check his identification when purchasing a Visa gift card.

Newton Medical staff cuts affect 23

Twenty-three employees of Newton Medical Center were impacted by staff cuts announced on Friday, or about 2.8 percent of the hospital’s work force.

Boyz to Men of Honor to hold holiday celebration

A local organization is amping up for its third annual Christmas celebration, bringing the season to families in need of some holiday cheer.

Georgia Perimeter, Piedmont Technical address high-demand careers

Gov. Deal’s recently released High Demand Career Initiative (HDCI) addressed the future needs for Georgia’s workforce, and local schools have been reviewing their programs to approach these needs.

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Convenience store clerk charge with selling synthetic marijuana

A convenience store employee was arrested Friday after detectives with the Covington Police Department learned he had been selling synthetic marijuana from the store for several months.

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Steelers hold off Falcons

Steeler Nation took over the Georgia Dome on Sunday and liked what it saw.

Rockdale and Newton counties restaurant health scores, Dec. 8-15

Restaurant health scores, Dec. 8-15

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Auburn football player Jakell Mitchell shot and killed; arrest made

Auburn freshman football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell was shot and killed Sunday morning at an apartment complex near the Auburn University campus.

Heritage survives Lanier, wins 4th straight

With about six minutes to play in Friday’s game against Lanier, Heritage looked on its way to a seemingly-comfortable victory. But an 11-point lead nearly vanished before the Patriots hung on for a 63-62 victory in Region 8-AAAAA play.

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Assemble these quick, easy treats to help celebrate the season with your family

Assemble these quick, easy treats to help celebrate the holidays

Christmastime is here and that is good enough reason for me get in the kitchen and whip up a bunch of sweet treats.

Georgia Perimeter College Newton Campus address Gov. Deal’s High Demand Career Initiative

Gov. Deal’s recently released High Demand Career Initiative (HDCI) addressed the future needs for Georgia’s workforce, and local schools have been reviewing their programs to approach these needs.

Newton Medical Center reduces staff

Newton Medical Center officials announced Friday that economic and industry factors resulted in a reduction in personnel as well as reduced hours for other hospital employees.

Salem girls crush Apalachee again

The Salem girls basketball team bounced back just fine from its first league loss of the season.

Organizer with Boyz to Men of Honor charged after fight

A Conyers man involved with a local organization designed to mentor young at-risk males has been arrested after he and his son allegedly fought with members of their own household.

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J.C. Henderson makes history as Newton County BOC's longest-serving member

Commissioner sworn in, begins sixth term in office and 19th year representing District 4

J.C. Henderson made history as the longest-serving commissioner ever on the Newton County Board of Commissioners as he was sworn in Friday for his sixth term and 19th year representing District 4.

Heritage gets first win in OT thriller

Camille Saunders and Asia Caldwell had led the Heritage basketball team through the first four quarters of Friday’s game, so it was only fitting that the duo carried the Patriots to a victory in overtime.

Oak Hill reports more than 80 students absent on Thursday due to viral outbreak

Oak Hill Elementary was closed on Friday after more than 80 cases of gastroenteritis were reported on Thursday, but the school is still planning to resume a normal schedule on Monday.

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