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Newton Citizen Poll for May 3, 2015

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

Newton County Schools approves contract renewal with NAPA for auto parts

The Newton County School System has approved a contract renewal for its transportation department.

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Hobbyist earns FlySafe certification

Remote control quadcopter hobbyist delves into aerial videography

Conyers man earns FlySafe seal for remote control copter.

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Spring Luncheon Concerts Series to feature diverse bands

Rock group opens series Thursday on The Square; bluegrass, blues and soul-gospel to follow

The Spring Luncheon Concerts Series will feature a free band concert every Thursday at noon in May in the Covington, Ga., Square, and restaurants and bakeries will sell box lunches.

Judge rules against former landscaper who sued Newton County BOC chairman and county manager

One of the lawsuits filed by a former landscape contractor with Newton County against the county commission chairman and former county manager has been dismissed.

Rockdale County sheriff, local attorney to speak on citizens' rights when encountering police

Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett, and Conyers attorney Gary Washington will be on hand for Monday’s NAACP meeting to begin at 7:30 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, located at 1052 Barton St. in Conyers.

Man in Superman shirt accused of a panoply of crimes

A man wearing a Superman T-shirt racked up a slew of charges this week as he flew around Newton County committing a series of crimes.

Newton Couty commissioners see need for greater fiscal discipline

Newton County commissioners spent about four hours hearing departmental budget requests Thursday night, including a Sheriff’s Office budget that is $6 million more than last year.

Community calendar of events for May 1

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

Newton County school board opts for IE² flexibility choice for five-year contract

The Newton County School System has determined that it will be an Investing in Educational Excellence (IE²) Flexibility Model district for the next five years.

Those in Emergency Medical Services are worthy of all recognition

I have seldom been as moved at such a function as I was last Wednesday evening when I had the high honor of keynoting the 24th annual banquet to recognize the heroes of the Northeast Georgia District 10 Emergency Medical Service. When I say heroes, I mean heroes.

Two arrested on suspicion of trying to steal vehicle rims in south Rockdale

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men for attempting to steal hub caps off cars in a south Rockdale neighborhood, after receiving numerous reports of similar thefts earlier this month.

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Airport Road on track to reopen Friday

Crews have been working nearly round the clock – including in the rain – to reopen Airport Road after its been closed for nearly two weeks as a result of flash flooding that washed out a culvert.

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Newton County Special Olympics held at Homer Sharp Stadium | PHOTOS

Athletes from across Newton County competed in the Special Olympics.

Newton Blotter, April 22-28

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.