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Pet of the Week: Sandy and Kiwi

Sandy and Kiwi are ready for adoption

BOC not through with Henderson discussion and payroll loan debate

Tuesday’s BOC meeting may feature protestors from Covington’s Nelson Heights community and possibly a discussion of an ordinance that apparently discourages, if not prohibits, loans to officials and employees.

Community Calendar for Sept. 16, 2014

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

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Fuzz Run winners

The annual Fuzz Run was held this weekend.

Three Covington businesses report break-ins

A number of businesses in Covington reported being burglarized late last week.

Deputies shoot charging dog

Deputies shot a dog Saturday that charged at them on the command of its owner, according to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.

Newton Medical seeking health care partner

Newton Medical Center announced Monday it will form an equity relationship with a larger health care system in the metro Atlanta area.

Rockdale County Health Scores, Sept. 8-15

Restaurant health scores, Sept. 8-15

Porterdale Elementary gets tablets with literacy grant

Porterdale Elementary students will soon have access to Kindle Fire tablets after the school has been awarded a $2,500 grant from Dollar General.

Town hall crowd rallies for Henderson

A meeting at Bethlehem Baptist Church lends support to besieged County Commissioner J.C. Henderson.

Community Calendar for Sept. 14, 2014

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: Creamed spinach a heart-healthy, flavorful dish

Adding cream cheese to spinach helps cut some of the bitter taste of out the spinach and makes for a great side dish.

Country music, family feel attract listeners to Music Barn

Highway 36 Music Barn offers music free to the public.

Covington police warn of utility bill scam

The Covington Police Department is advising city of Covington utility customers to be aware of a scam that is circulating.

Rockdale BOE to vote on the purchase of more tablets for students and teachers

Rockdale County Public Schools is planning to distribute more electronic devices among its teachers and students, furthering its One-to-One initiative and Three-Year Technology Plan.