Newton County News


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High school graduation weekend in full swing

Graduation is in full swing in Rockdale and Newton counties with commencement ceremonies continuing into the day Saturday.

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Commissioner Nesbitt to host job readiness event for those seeking work

Rockdale County Post 1 Commissioner Oz Nesbitt is hosting a job readiness event that is designed to help those looking for jobs find local employment opportunities.

Newton Citizen Poll for May 24, 2015

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

Divorced couple killed in apparent murder-suicide

A divorced couple died late Thursday night in an apparent murder-suicide in Covington.

Seniors invited to free health fair

Rockdale County Senior Services is inviting the public to the annual Sickness Prevention Achieved through Regional Collaborations, or S.P.A.R.C, fair to be held from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 28, at the Olivia Haydel Senior Center located at 1240 Dogwood Drive in Conyers.

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Ribbon-cutting launches Action Ministries program in Newton

Nonprofit group mobilizes communities for hunger relief, housing and education programs

A ribbon-cutting kicked off a new program for reaching people in need in Newton County, Ga., Action Ministries, a nonprofit organization that mobilizes communities to help low-income people.

Newton Blotter, May 13-19

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.

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Practice makes perfect: High school seniors graduate this weekend

High school seniors graduate this weekend

This weekend will be an exciting time for Newton County seniors who will celebrate graduation from high school.

Community calendar of events for May 21

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

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THE RECIPE BOX: Enjoy the flavor of hot wings without the mess

If you love hot wings, but hate the mess that comes with eating hot wings, then today’s recipe should make you happy.

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JULIE WELLS: Our job as Christians is to love, not judge and condemn

We so easily condemn and judge one another based upon on another’s conviction. We make so easy to put down one another, instead of lifting another person up. And in doing so, we are forget, we are the body of Christ.

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Newton Medical, Piedmont finalize partnership details

Newton Medical Center and Piedmont Healthcare have finalized details for the addition of NMC to the Piedmont network, it was announced Thursday morning.

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George Henry Eidson was born on May 11 at Northside Hospital.

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Liam Langford was born on May 11 at Rockdale Medical Center.

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SCRAPBOOK: Conyers Garden Club celebrates Garden Week

In April Conyers Garden Club members met celebrated Garden Week in Georgia.