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SCRAPBOOK: Conyers Garden Club participates in National Garden Week

The Conyers Garden Club (CGC) joined with National Garden Clubs Inc., The Garden Club of Georgia Inc., Redbud District and garden clubs across the country in celebration of National Garden Week, which was held June 7 to 13.

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Candace Hill is Gatorade's rising star in track and field

Candace Hill, a rising junior at Rockdale County High School, was honored Thursday morning during a press conference at the school where she was named the Gatorade National Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year.

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Supreme Court upholds key Obamacare insurance subsidies

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide availability of tax subsidies that are crucial to the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, handing a major victory to the president.

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JULIE WELLS: When heartache overwhelms you, turn to Jesus for comfort

“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.” (Romans 8:26)

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East Newton Baptist organist began playing at church at age 15

East Newton honors Fuller at three-decade milestone

East Newton Baptist organist celebrates 30 years of playing at the church

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ORRIN MORRIS: Indian pipe is named because of likeness to peace pipe

Orrin Morris writes about Indian pipe

Virginia on top of college baseball world

1st national title in school history

A lightly-rested starter shook off a rocky first inning and helped his school make history on Wednesday.

Fleeing attempted murder suspect from Florida found in Newton County

A Pensacola, Fla., man accused of fleeing attempted murder charges in Florida was captured in Newton County.

Kim Atkins Tennis Tournament to feature new format

Registration is now open for the 10th Annual Kim Atkins Memorial Tennis Tournament. This year’s event, scheduled for Aug. 21 and 22, features a new format allowing players to register as individuals instead of teams.

Community calendar of events for June 24

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

Heritage added two new coaches to staff

Heritage High School will have a pair of new head coaches when the athletic season begins in August.

Newton County Form of Government Committee finalizes recommendations

Newton County’s Form of Government Committee has wrapped up its work and will soon present its recommendations to the Board of Commissioners.

Candace Hill sets world record

Time of 10.98 in Seattle makes Hill first high school girl to break 11 seconds in 100-meters

Candace Hill, a 16-year-old rising junior from Rockdale County High School, Ga., set a record Saturday in Seattle as the first high school girl to break 11 seconds in a 100-meter dash, and her time, 10.98 seconds, would have placed seventh in the 2012 Olympics.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Charleston’s legacy: Love overcoming evil

They call Charleston the Holy City, because of all the churches. Last week evil visited the Holy City, intent on destroying the holiness and casting the city, and the region, into flame. Evil was painfully destructive and caused much grief and anguish, but evil failed because the good people of Charleston were bigger than the misguided and hate-filled young man who perpetrated the awful massacre at the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

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Southern charmed

Internet search lures Reimers from San Diego to Covington, yet they keep their West Coast jobs

An Internet search for Southern towns with charm and a town square led Matt and Rachelle Reimers to move from San Diego to Covington, Ga., yet they were able to keep their West Coast jobs.

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Pet of the Week: Cahill and Baby Girl

Cahill and Baby Girl are ready for adoption

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