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Bristol Village assisted living in Conyers will hold open house this month

A new assisted living facility dedicated to memory care is now open in Conyers.

Wanted: vendors for Rockdale Farmers Market

Beginning June 6 in Conyers farmers can sell locally grown products to consumers seeking fresh, healthy foods

The Rockdale County Farmers market will open June 6, and the call is going out to farmers to sell locally grown products to consumers seeking fresh, healthy foods.

Newton County traffic stop leads to discovery of drugs, stolen vehicles and weapons

A traffic stop for a minor infraction led to the discovery of a significant amount of methamphetamine along with several stolen vehicles and weapons.

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Newton County approves Almon Overlay rezoning for dormant subdivision

An undeveloped subdivision on Iris Drive at the Newton/Rockdale county line may soon see renewed activity following a rezoning approved by the Newton County Board of Commissioners Tuesday night.

Suspected New Jersey murder fugitive captured by RCSO, U.S. Marshals

A fugitive wanted for the murder of a New Jersey man in February was found Friday by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force at a barber shop in DeKalb County.

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YMCA gets ready for Cheerios Challenge April 18

Day of races, silent auction benefits YMCA’s annual Why It Matters fundraising campaign

Get ready for the 14th Annual Cheerios Challenge on Saturday, April 18, at the Covington Family YMCA, a day of races and silent auction that benefits the Y’s annual Why It Matters fundraising campaign.

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Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival fun | PHOTOS

Thousands turned out Saturday for the Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival at the Georgia International Horse Park.

Newton County authorities search for violent armed robbery suspect at Bailey’s BP

Newton County authorities are searching for a violent armed robbery suspect who reportedly pistol-whipped a store clerk and shot at him Wednesday afternoon.

Weekend calendar of events for March 21 and 22

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: Bacon-wrapped asparagus a flexible dish for spring

While on quest of a Spring-like recipe, I typed in “Spring recipes” in Google, and wouldn’t you know a million, well not literally but it seemed like it, recipes popped up that had one common green vegetable appearing in them — asparagus.

Newton Citizen Poll for March 22, 2015

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

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Newton County approves Almon Overlay rezoning for dormant subdivision

An undeveloped subdivision on Iris Drive at the Newton/Rockdale county line may soon see renewed activity following a rezoning approved by the Newton County Board of Commissioners Tuesday night.

Newton County's Purchasing Committee will hold first meeting March 24

Newton County’s Purchasing Committee will discuss how professional services — including legal fees — are handled under the county’s purchasing policy at its first meeting set for Tuesday, March 24.

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Conyers City Council takes another look at outdoor utility trailer displays

Proposed amendment allows some heavy equipment on outdoor lots in Gateway Village

In an effort to compromise and accommodate the needs of a “good member of the community,” the Conyers, Ga., City Council revisited the question of how heavy equipment can be displayed outside business buildings in the Gateway Village zoning district.

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Covington First Methodist presents Bark for Life event to benefit Relay for Life

Dog lovers invited to Bark for Life at Chimney Park

Bark For Life raises funds for Relay for Life cancer research fundraiser.