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Chris Starrs

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Rockdale native Wayne Ingle learned more than football in his days at UGA with Coach Vince Dooley

Rockdale native learned more than football in his days with Coach Dooley

One former player who will be on hand for the celebration of Coach Vince Dooley’s 1964 season is Rockdale County native Wayne Ingle, who contributed to the team’s fortunes as a tight end and has given even more of himself since his playing days ended.

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Classically trained trombonist boosts sound of Covington's Drive Time

Drive Time will play on the Square in Covington on Sept. 19.

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Seven bands to perform at day-long Lemon Bee Festival in Olde Town

Seven bands to perform at daylong Lemon Bee Festival in Olde Town

Lemon Bee Festival set for Aug. 16.

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Jazz saxophonist Dexter Tolson and band to play at Conyers black box theater

Jazz saxophonist and band to play at black box theater

Jazz saxophonist Dexter Tolson and band to play at Conyers black box theater

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Hot Rod Walt and the Psycho-DeVilles bring rockabilly to the Covington Square

Psycho-DeVilles bring rockabilly to the Covington Square

Hot Rod Walt and the Psycho-DeVilles bring rockabilly to the Covington Square

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Orquestra Nova Sound brings Latin beat to Covington

Orquestra Nova Sound brings Latin beat to Covington

Jorge Alvarez and his band will play on the Square in Covington.

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New Depot Players presents musical comedy 'Nunsense' at black box theater in Conyers

New Depot Players presents musical comedy “Nunsense”

“Nunsense” opens in Conyers on the weekend.

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Last Laughs Saturdays debuts at Rockdale Auditorium June 28

Last Laughs Saturdays debuts in Rockdale

Last Laughs comedy series coming to Conyers.

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Conductor T.K. Adams to retire from community band after July 4 concert | PHOTOS

Conductor T.K. Adams to retire from community band after July 4 concert

Conductor T.K. Adams to retire from community band after July 4 concert

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‘Party band of the South’ returns to Covington for free concert

‘Party band of the South’ returns to Covington for free concert

Swingin’ Medallions to play on the Square in Covington.

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Arts Council celebrates 25th anniversary with Jimmy Buffett tribute band performance

Arts Council celebrates 25th anniversary with Jimmy Buffett tribute band performance

Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts celebrates 25th anniversary with concert by A1A, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band.

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Nashville-based singer-songwriter Stephanie Quayle to perform in Covington

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Stephanie Quayle to perform in Covington

Nashville rising star Stephanie Quayle comes to Covington.

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ELECTION 2014: Young says she's ready for leadership role on school board

With a career that covers military service and work in both the private and public sectors, Alberteen Young now seeks to utilize her skills to improve the local education landscape.

ELECTION 2014: Smith sees room for improvement in Newton

Jacquelyn Smith is running for District 4 on the Newton County Board of Commissioners.

ELECTION 2014: Corley says he's prepared to make tough decisions

As a former member of the Newton County Board of Education, Rickie Corley is accustomed to making difficult decisions, and he looks forward to bringing his skill set to the Newton County Board of Commissioners.

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ELECTION 2014: Fleming says experience makes him the best choice for District 112

In the race for the open District 112 seat in the Georgia House of Representatives, Ester Fleming says he’s the most credible candidate, thanks to his many years of experience in both the public and private sectors.

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Community Band's Spring Concert a 'balanced musical meal'

Newton Community Band performs under the direction of T.K. Adams on April 28.

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ELECTION 2014: Henderson points to experience, achievement in bid for re-election

Newton County Commissioner J.C. Henderson says that there’s no substitute for experience when it comes to governance.

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Conyers resident honored for his work with AIDS patients

Conyers man honored for his work with AIDS patients

Conyers resident honored for his work with AIDS patients

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Rockdale native builds career in NYC's improv scene

Rockdale native builds career in NYC’s improv scene

Conyers native Ashley Ward builds improv career.

Local semipro football team starts strong

The Rockdale Rams semi-professional football team has taken the Amateur Professional Development League by storm.

Local semipro football team starts strong

The Rockdale Rams semi-professional football team has taken the Amateur Professional Development League by storm.

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ELECTION 2014: Candidate Hunte would establish youth commission

After living in Newton County for 13 years, Sonya Hunte has decided that it’s time to put her talents to use in an official capacity.

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ELECTION 2014: Sims says he wants to reflect citizens' vision for District 2

Newton County Commissioner Lanier Sims is well aware of the similarities between his 2010 campaign for the commission and his 2014 run for re-election to the District 2 seat.

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ELECTION 2014: Brooks wants to implement consumption tax

Covington resident Aaron Brooks has a list full of ideas he’d like to bring to the state house of representatives, starting with instituting a consumption tax that would replace the state’s income tax.

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State House candidate to focus on quality growth and education

Belton: 'We can't let Conyers happen here'

Morgan County resident Dave Belton, who has now been campaigning for the District 112 seat in the Georgia House of Representatives for the last three months, is confident voters will find favor with his considerable experience in the military, the private sector and in public education and community service.

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Arts Association's 'Oliver!' features cast of 120

Arts Association’s ‘Oliver!’ features cast of 120

Arts Association in Newton County presents, “Oliver!”

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Conyers-Rockdale Council for the Arts celebrates a quarter century

Conyers-Rockdale Council for the Arts celebrates a quarter century

Conyers-Rockdale Council for the Arts celebrates 25th anniversary.

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Jazz concert features Conyers saxophonist, New York flautist

Jazz concert features Conyers saxophonist, New York flautist

Jazz Concert at Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts on March 15

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Patsy Cline melodies featured in upcoming Conyers show

A concert featuring the music of Patsy Cline will take place in Conyers on Feb. 1.

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Choir from MLK’s home church to perform in Covington

Choir from MLK’s home church to perform

Singing Sisters from historic Ebenezer Baptist in Atlanta will perform in Covington.

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Conyers man uses trucking business as vehicle to spread breast cancer awareness

Conyers man uses trucking business as vehicle to promote breast cancer awareness

Pippin Trucking celebrates 45 years of operation in Conyers.

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Conyers resident delves into high performance motorcycle racing, instructing late in life

Conyers resident delves into high performance motorcycle racing, instructing late in life

Conyers resident Todd Clark continues to teaching motorcycle racing into his 50s.

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Panola Mountain, Hard Labor Creek state parks offer First Day Hikes

Panola Mountain, Hard Labor Creek state parks offer First Day Hikes

Panola Mountain State Park and Hard Labor Creek State Park will offer First Day Hikes

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Contemporary Christian bands team up to deliver evening of holiday favorites in Conyers

Christian bands team up for evening of holiday favorites, charity in Conyers

Three contemporary Christian bands will play a Christmas concert at Victorious Life Church on Dec. 21.

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Salem High grad performs jazz Christmas concert at JP Carr Center

Conyers resident and jazz pianist Xavier Gordon is presenting a Christmas concert at the J. P. Carr Center on Friday, Dec. 13.

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New Depot Players present Christmas comedy 'Southern Belles'

New Depot Players present comedy ‘Southern Belles’

“Christmas Belles” coming to Center Street Arts theater.

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Rockdale Emergency Relief welcomes new executive director

Rockdale Emergency Relief welcomes new executive director

Rockdale Emergency Relief has hired a new executive director, Andrew Peabody.

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Youthful voices ready to entertain with ‘Christmas in Covington’

Oxford Youth Singers and Oxford Singing Children present the annual Christmas in Covington concerts.

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Porterdale hosts holiday event with home tour, holiday music, dancing

Porterdale hosts holiday event with home tour, holiday music, dancing

Porterdale will host “Christmas in the Village” featuring a home tour and arts productions.

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Conyers woman earns good sportsmanship award at Golden Olympics

Conyers woman earns good sportsmanship award at Golden Olympics

Dorothea Cox wins sportsmanship award at Golden Olympics.

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Conyers native presents country music festival in Covington

Conyers native presents country music festival in Covington

Rockdale County native Adam Potts was born to work in the construction industry, but he’s got big plans to build a business of his own. The 29-year-old Potts, who is part of the family that owns and operates Conyers-based Potts Construction, has set his sights on working in the music industry as a concert and event promoter.

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Newton County's Drive Time band to perform on Square in Covington

Newton County's Drive Time band to perform on Square in Covington

With some 40 years as a professional musician, pianist Mack McKibben has played in his share of duos, trios and bigger bands, and he’s also had untold solo performances. But rarely has McKibben been as enthused as he is with his latest group, an 11-member corporate and show band called Drive Time.

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WannaBeatles to perform free concert on the Covington Square

Nathan Burbank remembers the precise moment The Beatles made an impact on his life.

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Novice bodybuilder wins state competition

Newton County resident Crystal Marcum proved to have more than beginner's luck when she decided to take part in her first-ever bodybuilding competition.

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'I Love You' musical, a series of humorous vignettes, opens in Conyers

The trials, tribulations and triumphs of romance take center stage for the next several weekends as the New Depot Players present the musical comedy "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" at Center Street Arts black box theatre in Olde Town Conyers.. "It's not really satirical, but it is very

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Newton native set to rock the Covington Square with free jazz concert

Because acclaimed saxophonist Antonio Chand Bennett hails from Newton County, it should come as no surprise as to whom he considers his musical mentor.

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Jimmy Buffet tribute band A1A set to play concert at Olde Town Pavilion

Although he's made a good living for some 20 years as the leader of A1A, known as "The Official and Original Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show," Atlanta native Jeff Pike admits that Buffett was not necessarily his favorite musical artist when he was growing up.

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Progressive music festival celebrates eighth year at Olde Town Pavilion

The Lemon Bee Festival is rapidly becoming a signature springtime event in Olde Town Conyers.

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Country singer Chris Massey makes a stop in Conyers before nine-city tour in June

When singer/songwriter Chris Massey takes the stage Friday, May 3 at the Whistle Post Tavern in Olde Town Conyers, he'll do so with considerable momentum.

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