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Santa Claus takes time to snap some photos with children before his big night | PHOTOS

Santa Claus made an early stop at the home of Brian and Laurie Jewell in Newton County this week.

Newton Board of Education renews contract with Beam Enterprises to maintain kitchens

The Newton County School System has renewed a contract to maintain the upkeep of its schools’ kitchens.

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Covington YMCA seniors wrap gifts for charity, fellowship

Covington YMCA’s Life and Line Dancing class wraps Christmas gifts each year for families in need

The senior members of the Covington Family YMCA’s Life and Line Dancing class have created a little holiday season tradition of their own, wrapping Christmas gifts they purchased for families in need.

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JULIE WELLS: Remember, especially at Christmas, that Jesus is the gift that keeps on giving all year long

The giving of gifts is not something man invented. God started the giving spree when He gave a gift beyond words. The unspeakable gift of His son — as quoted by Robert Flatt.

Newton County School System to hold Third Annual Innovation Expo

The Newton County School System is amping up for a exhibition featuring innovations in classroom technology.

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Pet of the Week: Rose and Xena

Rose and Xena are ready for adoption

West Newton Elementary removed from Georgia Department of Education's State Focus School list

West Newton Elementary has been removed from the Georgia Department of Education’s list of State Focus Schools due to improved achievement.

CPD: Man admits he was trying to finish one more drink during traffic stop

A man who had “only had two” drinks but said he was trying to finish one more was arrested Saturday and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Darlene Hotchkiss appointed to Rockdale County Board of Ethics

Darlene Hotchkiss, a former member of the Rockdale County Board of Education, has been appointed to the newly revised Board of Ethics for Rockdale County.

Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy completes impaired driver enforcement training

Newton County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Deighton Waithe recently completed an Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement course taught at the Porterdale Police Department by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

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Rockdale Scouts honor the flag

Members of St. Pius X Boy Scout Troop 410 remove a faded and tattered flag at the Farmers and Merchants Bank located at Old Salem Road and Covington Highway on Saturday.

Fire damages home in Conyers on Monday

Fire damages home in Conyers on Monday

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Off-duty Georgia State Patrol trooper feeds homeless family

Newton County resident and Georgia State Patrol Trooper Asher Gray helped feed homeless family he discovered living behind The Home Depot in Clayton County.

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Strong storms possible on Christmas Eve across area

Forecasters say strong storms, some with the potential for isolated tornadoes, are possible over large parts of Georgia on Christmas Eve.

Rockdale and Newton counties restaurant health scores, Dec. 15-22

Restaurant health scores, Dec. 15-22