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Rockdale boys cross country finish in top 10 at meet

Dax Willette got his junior season in cross country off to a fine start this past weekend.

Rockdale and Newton counties restaurant health scores, Aug. 24-31

Restaurant health scores, Aug. 24-31

Newton Citizen Poll

This week’s Newton Citizen Poll was an open line. Readers were asked to comment on any subject of local interest.

Community Band invites musicians to first rehearsal

Monday’s practice kicks off popular band’s new season

Local musicians of all ages are invited to dust off their instruments and join the Newton County Community Band for the 2015-16 season.

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Jersey Mike's donates to Covington YMCA

Jersey Mike’s makes donation to Covington YMCA

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Lexicon honored for work with Rockdale school system

Lexicon Technologies wins state ed award.

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Firehouse Subs donates water to Rockdale Fire Department

Firehouse Subs donates water

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Edwin Beckham installed as rector at Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal in Covington

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Pastor Edwin Beckham installed.

Newton County man killed in motorcycle wreck in Conyers

Charles Leonard Haug of Covington was killed Tuesday morning after the motorcycle he was driving crashed into a small SUV in Rockdale County.

Newton blotter, Aug. 19-25

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Porterdale Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.

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Atlanta Falcons sign quarterback Rex Grossman

The Atlanta Falcons announced Wednesday that they have signed quarterback Rex Grossman and waived/injured running back Evan Royster.

Conyers Police Department hosts upcoming Citizens Academy

The 12-week Conyers Police Department Citizens Academy will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Sept. 22. Most sessions will take place in the Conyers Police Department training room at 1194 Scott St.

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Pet of the Week: Sandy and Hunter

Sandy and Hunter are this week’s Pets of the Week

Rockdale and Newton counties restaurant health scores, Aug. 17-24

Restaurant health scores, Aug. 17-24

Newton Citizen Poll for Aug. 23, 2015

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

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Hager perfect in Pats’ rout

Faith Hager gave the Heritage softball team four innings of perfection on Tuesday.

Newton Blotter, Aug. 13-19

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Porterdale Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.

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Discount tool store Harbor Freight opens in Conyers

Discount tool store Harbor Freight opens in Conyers

Allstate agency opens at Courtesy Ford

Allstate agency opens in Courtesy Ford

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Mansfield resident joins Newton Federal Bank

Newton Federal welcomes new staff member.

Wilson's Body Shop certified by consumer advocacy non-profit

Wilson’s Body Shop certified by consumer advocacy non-profit

Newton Citizen Poll question

Newton Citizen Poll contributors are asked to respond to this question: “What do you think about plans to increase the number of round-about traffic circles in Newton County? Do you think they improve or hinder traffic flow?”

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Pet of the Week: Sheena and Alaska

Sheena and Alaska are this week’s Pets of the Week

Community calendar of events for Aug. 18

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

Community calendar of events for Aug. 19

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

Community calendar of events for Aug. 22

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

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Privette named South Metro District Media Specialist of the Year

Newton County School System’s 2015 Media Specialist of the Year Tammy Privette can add put another honor on her wall after being named the South Metro District Library Media Specialist of the Year by the Georgia Library Media Association.

Rockdale and Newton counties restaurant health scores, Aug. 10-17

Restaurant health scores, Aug. 10-17

Newton Citizen Poll for Aug. 16, 2015

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

Covington woman sentenced in federal court for student loan fraud

A Covington woman has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison for a scam involving student loans.

Elections board seeks applicants for vacant chairman position

New at-large board member to serve as board chair; residents encouraged to apply

The Rockdale County Board of Elections and Registration is looking for a new at-large board member who will also serve as its board chair.

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BIRTHDAY: Beatrice Hester celebrates her 103rd birthday

Beatrice Adcock Hester of Milstead recently celebrated her 103rd birthday.

Newton blotter, Aug. 5-11

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Porterdale Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.

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Firehouse Subs donates water to needy

Firehouse Subs holds water collection.

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Local business helps provide students with free supplies

Local business helps provide students with free supplies

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Tavas Pizza featured in state culinary guide

Tavas Pizza featured in culinary guide.

Community and Southern Bank launches donation program

Community and Southern Bank launches school donation program.

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Local promoted to manager at LongHorn

Local becomes LongHorn manager.

Mini-Grant awarded to Newton County Farm Bureau

Mini-Grant awarded to Newton County Farm Bureau

Covington Attorney Named to State Bar of Georgia Committees

Covington attorney named to State Bar committees

Newton Citizen Poll question

This week’s Newton Citizen Poll is an open line.

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Pet of the Week: Priscilla and Justice

Priscilla and Justice are this week’s Pets of the Week

Rockdale and Newton counties restaurant health scores, Aug. 3-10

Restaurant health scores, Aug. 3-10

Newton Citizen Poll for Aug. 9, 2015

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

Newton blotter, July 29-Aug. 4

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Porterdale Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.

Conyers man to serve 20 years in federal prison for producing and distributing child pornography

A Conyers man who reportedly admitted to producing and distributing child pornography over the internet has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.

Newton Citizen Poll question

Newton Citizen Poll contributors are asked to respond to this question: “Do you support a proposal to use $5 million in SPLOST revenues earmarked for a civic center to renovate Olive Swann Porter Hall? Why or why not?” Respond at 770-483-7108, ext. 403; email at poll@newtoncitizen.com, online at www.newtoncitizen.com; or in writing at: Newton Citizen Poll, 969 S. Main St., Conyers, GA 30012.

Hank Johnson to host town hall in Newton County

Fourth District Congressman Hank Johnson will hold a town hall meeting to discuss district and national issues Wednesday night at the Historic Courthouse in Covington.

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Newton Trails dedicates Eastside Trail benches

In a trailside ceremony held on Sunday, August 2, Newton Trails dedicated three benches alongside the Eastside Trail to three longtime trail advocates and community leaders: the late Pierce L. Cline, Robert R. Fowler, and David J. Waller.

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