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Rockdale Career Academy hosts Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle's Business and Education Summit

Thursday’s focus on biosciences and health information technology; film industry is topic Friday at Newton College and Career Academy

The Rockdale Career Academy hosted Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle’s Seventh Annual Lieutenant Governor’s Business and Education Summit Thursday, which will continue Friday at the Newton College and Career Academy.

DARRELL HUCKABY: This is as good as it gets

Until I looked into my grandson’s sparkling blue eyes and saw that precious smile spread across his face when he recognized his Papa for the first time, I didn’t know how much joy one human being could bring to another human being.

Newton County schools provide funds to help teachers with more instruction time

Teachers struggling to find enough hours in the day to actually teach students as a result of an increase in state-mandated testing now have $750,000 in local support to find creative ways to boost instruction time in the classroom.

Former MLB player dies in Covington

A former Major League Baseball player has died in Covington.

Locals named to dean’s list at various colleges

Locals named to the dean’s list at various colleges.

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Sarah Wallace celebrated her 98th birthday with family and friends.

Sarah Wallace celebrated her 98th birthday on Nov. 4.

Two Covington men arrested in Conyers after apparent road rage incident

One man didn’t like being cut off in traffic, so he allegedly got out of his car and threatened to beat up the other driver. The other driver, apparently unhappy with being threatened in front of his children, reportedly acted as if he was going to hit the other man’s car. Both were arrested.

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Sprucing up the Square

Crews work to prepare the Square for the upcoming holiday season

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Newton County Sheriff's Office promotes three investigators

Newton County Sheriff’s Office promotes three investigators

Newton County Sheriff's Office arrests two more in connection with Friday shooting and Saturday murder

Two more people have been arrested in connection with a murder that occurred Saturday and a shooting that took place Friday afternoon – both as a result of drug deals that went wrong.

Conyers Riding Association Toy Run returns to benefit needy children

The Conyers Riding Association is getting ready to ride again this holiday season to help area children in need.

Community Calendar for Nov. 13, 2014

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

Newton Board of Education approves bonus for teachers and increase in retirement

In an effort to continue to restore pay cuts made to teachers during the depths of the recession, the Newton County Board of Education voted Tuesday to give teachers a one-time bonus, increase the contribution to their retirement plans and add another hour for elementary-level paraprofessionals.

Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful ready for paper shred event Monday

Celebrating America Recycles Day, group to collect paper at Newton County Library Monday

Celebrating America Recycles Day, Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful will hold a Paper Shred event in the Newton County Library parking lot this Monday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Liberty Middle School student threatens to 'shoot up' school

A 13-year-old Liberty Middle School student has been arrested after she allegedly posted on a social media site a threat to “shoot up the school” the next day.