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Newton Citizen Poll for July 3

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

Newton blotter, June 24-29

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.

Community calendar of events for July 3

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

New Holiday Inn Express to include 'green' plans

Hotel at Exit 93 will seek less environmental impact and energy savings

A new hotel is going up in Covington that not only will offer guests a design created for on-the-go young people and state-of-the-art amenities but also will present an environmentally friendly approach to the hospitality business.

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Gregory Pope elected to policy-making position with State Bar

Attorney elected to State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors

April Conway of Rockdale will serve in Bangladesh as a consular officer

Conyers native becomes foreign service officer

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Michael Meyers will head up Augusta City Classic, annual black college football event

Michael Meyers appointed to executive director of Augusta City Classic

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Covington resident named to officer position on State Bar of Georgia

Attorney installed as secretary of State Bar of Georgia

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Stock Market Spring Market raised funds to finance dog kennel for Rockdale Sheriff's Office

Stock Market donates dog run to Rockdale Sheriff’s Office

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Eagle Scout and Eastside High School graduate installs sign for Academy Springs Park

Eagle Scout installs sign for Academy Springs Park

Nearly 50 teens ransack Ga. Wal-Mart | RAW VIDEO

A mob of nearly 50 people burst in to a Macon Wal-Mart and smashed merchandise early Sunday morning.

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Ga. town removes Confederate flag, but says not due to Charleston tragedy

McDonough City officials and staff say the removal of old flags from the Square is not in response to the Charleston shooting tragedy.

Report: Georgia led states in clean energy jobs during first quarter

Georgia was ranked the No. 1 job creator in the clean energy industry during the first quarter of 2015, thanks in part to the state's strong solar industry.

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Chick-fil-A tops in customer satisfaction

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A has been named the top fast food restaurant in the United States for customer satisfaction, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index Restaurant Report released this week.

Community calendar of events for July 1

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

Georgia State Patrol steps up patrols to crack down on DUIs over 4th of July weekend

This holiday period, from 6 p.m. Thursday to midnight Sunday, the GSP is participating in the Operation Zero Tolerance campaign, a nationwide mobilization against impaired drivers. State troopers will be working alongside local sheriff’s deputies and police officers to apprehend impaired drivers.

Community calendar of events for June 30

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

Supreme Court upholds murder conviction in Rockdale County 'shaken baby' case

The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and life prison sentence of a man found guilty in 2011 of murdering his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son, Cayden Allen.

Same-sex couples tie the knot during mass wedding ceremony in Atlanta

More than 50 same-sex couples took part in a mass wedding ceremony on Sunday in Buckhead.

Man steals hearse with body inside

A man is in custody after a hearse was stolen from the morgue outside Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

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Henry County sculptor Andy Davis tapped to create King statue for state | PHOTOS

Henry County sculptor Andy Davis tapped to create King statue for state.

Rockdale and Newton counties restaurant health scores, June 22-29

Restaurant health scores, June 22-29

Weekend calendar of events for June 27 & 28

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

Newton Citizen Poll for June 28, 2015

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

Community calendar of events for June 26

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

Newton Blotter, June 17-23

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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SCRAPBOOK: Conyers Garden Club awards Yard of the Month for June

The Conyers Garden Club has awarded the yard of the month of June to George and Ione Pink of Crescent Drive.

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SCRAPBOOK: Conyers Garden Club participates in National Garden Week

The Conyers Garden Club (CGC) joined with National Garden Clubs Inc., The Garden Club of Georgia Inc., Redbud District and garden clubs across the country in celebration of National Garden Week, which was held June 7 to 13.

Virginia on top of college baseball world

1st national title in school history

A lightly-rested starter shook off a rocky first inning and helped his school make history on Wednesday.

Kim Atkins Tennis Tournament to feature new format

Registration is now open for the 10th Annual Kim Atkins Memorial Tennis Tournament. This year’s event, scheduled for Aug. 21 and 22, features a new format allowing players to register as individuals instead of teams.

Community calendar of events for June 24

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

Candace Hill sets world record

Time of 10.98 in Seattle makes Hill first high school girl to break 11 seconds in 100-meters

Candace Hill, a 16-year-old rising junior from Rockdale County High School, Ga., set a record Saturday in Seattle as the first high school girl to break 11 seconds in a 100-meter dash, and her time, 10.98 seconds, would have placed seventh in the 2012 Olympics.

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Southern charmed

Internet search lures Reimers from San Diego to Covington, yet they keep their West Coast jobs

An Internet search for Southern towns with charm and a town square led Matt and Rachelle Reimers to move from San Diego to Covington, Ga., yet they were able to keep their West Coast jobs.

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Pet of the Week: Cahill and Baby Girl

Cahill and Baby Girl are ready for adoption

Community calendar of events for June 23

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

Rockdale and Newton counties restaurant health scores, June 15-22

Restaurant health scores, June 15-22

Weekend calendar of events for June 20 and 21

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

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Rockdale Medical Center social worker Jennifer Phillips presented Mercy Award

Rockdale Medical Center social worker honored.

Rockdale Medical Center lead tenant in Conyers Medical Park expansion

Conyers Medical Park breaks ground on phase two.

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Day laborer rose through ranks over the decades to become construction superintendent

Construction company employee honored for 40 years of service.

Newton Citizen Poll for June 21, 2015

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

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Porterdale mom wins $1 million Powerball prize

A mother of four erupted with excitement after picking up a winning Powerball ticket worth $1 million. Kimberly Little, 43, matched the first five winning numbers of the June 13 Powerball drawing, winning a $1 million prize.

Volleyball camp at Rockdale next week

The top volleyball program in the area is once again holding its annual summer camp.

Rockdale’s Hill Gatorade AOY again

Candace Hill is once again the finest girls track and field athlete in the state.

Newton Blotter, June 10-16

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.

HONOR ROLL: Porterdale Elementary School

Porterdale Elementary School names students to honor roll.

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BIRTH: Ellie Parker

Ellie Mae Parker was born on April 8 at Rockdale Medical Center.

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SCRAPBOOK: Conyers Garden Club hosts monthly meeting and plant auction

The Conyers Garden Club held it’s monthly meeting and annual plant auction on May 12.

HONOR ROLL: Newton County Theme School at Ficquett

Newton County Theme School at Ficquett names students to honor roll.

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BIRTH: Jarrod Lowe

Jarrod Lowe was born on May 24 at Newton Medical Center.

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