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Home Goods store coming to Conyers

Retail outlet specializing in unique home décor may be open by August or early autumn

A new Home Goods store, which specializes in unique home décor, will be coming to Conyers and may be open for business in August or by early autumn.

East Georgia to seek damages, move forward with landfill plan in Newton County

Jim Baker, head of East Georgia Land Development Company, sent a letter to Newton County Wednesday stating that he plans to seek money damages and move forward with plans to develop a regional landfill on land adjacent to the county landfill on Lower River Road.

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Authorities urge safety over Fourth of July weekend

The Fourth of July is shaping up to be a grand celebration this year, with events scheduled throughout the day in Newton County culminating with fireworks displays in Porterdale and Covington.

Newton Citizen Poll for July 3

The Newton Poll is a weekly compilation of reader comments on subjects of local interest.

Newton blotter, June 24-29

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Porterdale Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.

Covington retiree benefit suspension not a new issue

Director says suspension of benefits for retirees assuming elected office was a long-discussed administrative issue issue, not a political move

Human Resource Director Ronnie Cowan said that the Covington, Ga., city council’s controversial decision that retirement benefits will not be suspended if a retiree assumes an elected office has been under discussion for years and should not be viewed as a political move.

Community calendar of events for July 3

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

New Holiday Inn Express to include 'green' plans

Hotel at Exit 93 will seek less environmental impact and energy savings

A new hotel is going up in Covington that not only will offer guests a design created for on-the-go young people and state-of-the-art amenities but also will present an environmentally friendly approach to the hospitality business.

Teen allegedly shoots two puppies during argument with his mother

Conyers police find stolen gun, marijuana plant in 16-year-old’s bedroom

A 16-year-old Conyers male could be facing adult charges after he allegedly shot two pit bull puppies during an argument with his mother.

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Salem Camp Meeting set to run from July 10 to 17

Salem Camp Meeting runs July 10-17.

East Georgia to seek damages, move forward with landfill plan in Newton County

Jim Baker, head of East Georgia Land Development Company, sent a letter to Newton County Wednesday stating that he plans to seek money damages and move forward with plans to develop a regional landfill on land adjacent to the county landfill on Lower River Road.

Newton County man accused of sending lewd pictures to women on Facebook

A Newton County man has been arrested on charges that he sent lewd images to a woman via Facebook earlier this month, but is suspected of sending the obscene material to as many as 18 other victims over the past year.

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City to add bike lanes and sidewalks to Irwin Bridge Road

Road closed for next several months for repairs

Irwin Bridge Road to be closed for next 10 to 12 months for improvements, including the installation of storm drains, curbs and gutters, and new sidewalks that will include reconstructing sidewalk ramps to meet requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Newton County School System PR department nationally recognized

Newton County Director of Public Relations Sherri Davis-Viniard was recently acknowledged for her hard work by National School Public Relations Association.

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Eagle Scout and Eastside High School graduate installs sign for Academy Springs Park

Eagle Scout installs sign for Academy Springs Park

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