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Rockdale County commissioners continue to work to trim budget

Rockdale County commissioners continue to work on whittling down its proposed 2016 budget to reduce the amount that must be used in the reserve fund to bring it into balance.

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JaNice Van Ness and Tonya Anderson address issues facing Senate District 43

Candidates speak on Syrian refugees, creation of jobs and top priorities for Tuesday’s runoff special election

Conyers, Ga., resident JaNice Van Ness and Lithonia’s Tonya Anderson rose to the top of the heap of candidates in the Nov. 3 election to flll the vacant State Senate District 43 seat, but since neither collected a majority of the votes, they are in a runoff that will be decided by a special election next Tuesday, Dec. 1, and here is a Q & A on some issues facing the district.

Gas prices continue to dip for Thanksgiving holiday

The average price of gasoline nationwide is $2.08, which is 72 cents lower than last year’s average of $2.80 on Thanksgiving Day.

Dec. 8 execution date set for Brian Keith Terrell in 1992 murder

For the second time in 10 months an execution date has been set for a man convicted in the 1992 slaying of a 70-year-old Newton County man. On Monday, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announced that the execution of Brian Keith Terrell will take place on Dec. 8.B

Newton commissioners sort out details for legal services; vote to hire interim law firm

Newton County Commissioners on Monday night tied up some loose ends left dangling after their decision last week to terminate the services of County Attorney Tommy Craig and transition to an in-house attorney.

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Pets of the Week: Dusty and Cats

Dusty and lots of cats are this week’s pets of the week

Rockdale and Newton counties restaurant health scores, Nov. 16-23

Restaurant health scores, Nov. 16-23

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Rockdale Medical Center Masquerade Jewelry sale in time for holiday shopping

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the Volunteer Auxiliary at Rockdale Medical Center is hosting a Masquerade Jewelry sale Dec. 1 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Dec. 2 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Classroom 3 off the East Tower entrance lobby.

Argument in the car turns violent when woman causes driver to hit guardrail on Interstate 20

An argument between a couple in a car turned violent – and nearly deadly – when the female jerked the steering wheel, causing the car to strike the guardrail along Interstate 20, after her boyfriend allegedly threatened to kill her.

Rockdale Board of Ed approves legislative priorities for 2016

The Rockdale County Board of Education approved its legislative priorities for the upcoming session of the General Assembly, pinpointing key areas for legislative consideration.

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Home at last: Newton teens find forever families during National Adoption Month

Newton teens find forever families during National Adoption Month

Two families adopt Newton County teens

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Captured: Two suspects in Walmart killing arrested in Tennessee

It took detectives less than a week in an investigation that spanned three states to arrest two people believed to be responsible for the homicide of Marsha Johnson outside the Walmart in Covington.

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Birds-eye view of Oxford-Covington | PHOTOS

Scenes from Goodyear Blimp when it gave numerous citizens rides from Covington Municipal Airport

Catch this photo gallery of birds-eye scenes from the new Goodyear Blimp Wingfoot One when it gave numerous citizens rides from Covington, Ga., Municipal Airport.

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Early voting underway for Senate District 43 runoff

Janice Van Ness and Tonya Anderson on ballot for Dec. 1 special election; early voting ends Wednesday

Early voting is underway and continues through Nov. 25 for the Dec. 1 special election runoff for the vacant State Senate District 43 seat, a vacancy that will be filled either by Republican Janice Van Ness or Democrat Tonya Anderson.

Rockdale County commissioners to hold first reading of proposed 2016 budget

After hearing the proposed 2016 budget last week, Rockdale County commissioners have had the opportunity to submit their recommendations and a first reading of the appropriations budget will be held Tuesday.