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Philanthropic thrift store threatened with going out of business

Repairers of the Breach Thrift Store may lose its building and two homeless shelters because the owner has put the facility and the organization’s two homeless shelters up for sale.

Community Calendar for Aug. 10, 2014

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

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Local Girl Scout Toop finds homes for dogs

The Newton County School System’s current enrollment report is indicating a slight decline in students from this time last year.

Teen charged with making up report of armed robbery

A teen’s apparent lie resulted in an innocent male being questioned by police, his friend being wrongly arrested and, ultimately, his own arrest for making up the story.

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JULIE WELLS: Showing compassion towards people is being like Jesus

We should show compassion towards people, no matter if we know their situation or not.

Suspected drunk driver crashes into playground

Concerned that a man who crashed his car into a playground was attempting to drive away, a witness to the wreck pulled the suspected drunk driver from the car and held on to his keys until the authorities could arrive, according to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.

Argument on Twitter leads to arrest

A woman who apparently got into a Twitter war with another female has been arrested after she allegedly posted inappropriate photos of her rival.

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Covington Square landscaping to improve downtown attractions

Stage for concerts among improvements aimed at improving tourism and quality of life for residents and people looking to relocate.

Community Calendar for Aug. 10, 2014

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

NCSS sees slight drop in student enrollment since last year

The Newton County School System’s current enrollment report is indicating a slight decline in students from this time last year.

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Traffic delays on Ga. Highway 212 may continue for a couple of months

Ga. Highway 212 construction may run to end of October; Newton’s Airport Road work to begin in 30 to 60 days.

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Local band holds concert to benefit Conyers resident

Rockdale residents will be hosting the Koncert 4 Kerbow fundraiser at the Cherokee Run Golf Club pavilion on Saturday.

Vehicles reported stolen Tuesday from schools, store

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office has opened an investigation into reports of cars being stolen Tuesday from two school parking lots and a nearby shopping center.

Size of citizens panel question stalls 2050 Plan process

With uncertainty surrounding the size of the citizens panel apppointments have slowed down and questions remain about the next step in the process.

Rock Eagle to host Watershed Exploration

The Rock Eagle 4-H Center is inviting the local community to enjoy the end of summer with a Watershed Exploration on Aug. 16.