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Ga. auditor slams state ethics commission

The Georgia state auditor has issued a report slamming the state ethics commission for management issues and is asking state Attorney General Sam Olens to investigate the commission using its own money to pay staffers' personal legal services.

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Nurse with Ebola arrives in Atlanta for treatment

A second Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola was transferred Wednesday from Texas to a specialized hospital isolation unit in Atlanta that has already treated three Americans with the virus.

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Durden pitches Tift County past Newton in opening round

Adriana Durden pitched the Tift County softball team into the second round of the state playoffs Wednesday.

Clutch hit by Hollingsworth give Alcovy 2-1 win in first playoff game of doubleheader

A two-out hit in the bottom of the seventh inning by Alcovy’s Tyra Hollingsworth plated Jordyn White to give the Lady Tigers a 2-1 win in the first game of a doubleheader in the Class AAAAAA softball playoffs on Wednesday.

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Rickie Corley's hat in ring for BOC District 2 seat

Former BOE chair Rickie Corley challenges incumbent Lanier Sims in BOC District 2

Rickie Corley is challenging incumbent Lanier Sims for the Newton County Board of Commissioners District 2 seat, which represents neighborhoods on the western side of the county.

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Newton Board of Education approves bus purchases and fuel card contract

The Newton County Board of Education approved some transportation-related purchases at its combined meeting on Oct. 14.

'The Ring' to film in Conyers

Filming of “The Ring 3” is slated to begin in Rockdale County at East Mountain Studios later this month.

Ga. school board votes to alter Biblical monument

A school board in northeastern Georgia has voted to alter a monument outside a high school football field that contains two Biblical references.

Community Calendar for Oct. 16, 2014

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

Drugs found during traffic stop land three in jail

A broken headlight drew the attention of a Newton County Sheriff’s Office deputy and soon led to the arrest of three people on drug charges.

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Newton County Theme School honors National School Lunch Week

Newton County Theme School at Ficquett celebrates National School Lunch Week

Rockdale County Public Schools Foundation seeking nominations for Champions of Education Awards

The Rockdale County Public Schools Foundation is seeking nominations from the community for the Champions of Education Gala on Oct. 25.

Davies to enter golf’s Hall of Fame

Britain’s record-breaking golfer Laura Davies and two-times major winner Mark O’Meara will enter the World Golf Hall of Fame next year after being chosen by the Selection Commission on Wednesday.

Klinsmann tries proven German way to extend Jones’ time

Jermaine Jones had a fine World Cup for the United States in Brazil and coach Juergen Klinsmann is hoping a new role will extend the 32-year-old midfielder’s career to the 2018 tournament in Russia.

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Hawks C Horford returns to action

Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford, who was sidelined since December due to a torn right pectoral muscle, returned to game action Tuesday night.

Hart declines Braves’ offer to be GM

John Hart has turned down an offer to be the Atlanta Braves’ general manager, according to Yahoo Sports.

Hayne stuns Australia by ditching NRL for NFL dream

Parramatta Eels fullback Jarryd Hayne sent shockwaves through Australian sport on Wednesday when he announced he is quitting the world’s richest rugby league competition to pursue his dream of playing in the NFL.

Seminoles visit Loganville Friday

A fantastic start to the 2014 season for the Salem football team hit a bit of a bump in the road two weeks ago in Hall County.

Holiday decoration contest for military families seeks nominations in Conyers

Company offers free holiday decorations to military families.

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