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Community Calendar for Nov. 28, 2014

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

Newton Citizen Poll for Nov. 30, 2014

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

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Patrick's ready to sell its holiday candy gift baskets

Patrick’s ready to sell its holiday candy gift baskets

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Nonprofits receive donation to help the needy in Rockdale County

Representatives of two local not-for-profit organizations – Rockdale Emergency Relief and Mercy Heart Inc. – met at the RER offices on Tall Oaks Drive recently to receive donations from the Georgia Power Foundation.

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Newton County Sheriff's Office promotes three deputies

Sheriff Ezell Brown promotes Justin Howell and Jennifred Price to rank of corporal and Vincent Loveless to the rank of sergeant.

Community Calendar for Nov. 26, 2014

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

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Pet of the Week: Edison and Bo

Edison and Bo are ready for adoption

Community Calendar for Nov. 25, 2014

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

Rockdale boys go 1-1 in tourney

The holiday hoop season is usually full of ups and downs for high school basketball teams, as was the case this past weekend for Rockdale.

Rockdale and Newton counties health scores, Nov. 17-24

Restaurant health scores, Nov. 17-24

Hunter Knox’s 264 rushing yards helps Piedmont Academy advance to state championship with 38-27 win over Monsignor Donovan

Piedmont Academy played time-clock style football keeping Monsignor Donovan’s high scoring offense off the field giving the Cougars a 38-27 win on Friday as well as their third state final appearance in the last five years.

Newton Citizen Poll for Nov. 23, 2014

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

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Smryna Presbyterian Church is a collection site for Operation Christmas Child boxes

National collection week for Operation Christmas Child is Nov. 17 to 24.

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Illumination: Lighting up the Square | PHOTOS

The holiday season has officially begun with the annual lighting of the Square in Covington.

Newton Blotter, Nov. 12-18

This week’s Newton County jail log

Rockdale Jail Blotter for Nov. 21, 2014

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, Conyers Police Department, Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.

Community Calendar for Nov. 21, 2014

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

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SCRAPBOOK: Chikosia Delaney to participate in the 2014 Miss Teen Atlanta pageant competition

Chikosia Delaney of Covington was recently selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Teen Atlanta pageant competition that will take place Dec. 14.

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

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

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Mauriello signs with Maryville College

Salem’s Mauriello signs on the dotted line.

Community Calendar for Nov. 20, 2014

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

Tuesday's fatal house fire ruled accidental

An 88-year-old Oxford woman was found dead inside her burning home on Cook Road Tuesday morning.

Local players named to 2-AAAAAA All-Region team

Ten local players impressed the opposing coaches enough to get voted on the 2-AAAAAA All-Region team.

Oxford woman's body found inside burning house

An 88-year-old Oxford woman was found dead inside her burning home on Cook Road Tuesday morning.

Community Calendar for Nov. 19, 2014

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

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Newly installed Newton County Community Band director settles in, prepares for holiday concert

Alan Fowler, the new conductor of the Newton Community Band, is readying his group for a Christmas concert.

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Pet of the Week: Nolan and Isabella

Nolan and Isabella are ready for adoption

Community Calendar for Nov. 18, 2014

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

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Mansfield Baptist is a drop-off location for Operation Christma Child

National collection week for OCC is Nov. 17 to 24.

Rockdale and Newton counties health scores, Nov. 10-17

Restaurant health scores, Nov. 10-17

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Saints fan steals football intended for female Bengals fan | VIDEO

After Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham scored a touchdown in the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints, he casually tossed the ball to the only Bengals fan he saw. It was a woman wearing an A.J. Green jersey.

Salem sweeps Alcovy on hardwood

The Salem basketball teams got the 2014-15 season off to a fine start, sweeping Alcovy in non-region play last weekend.

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Citizen photographer takes images of Stone Mountain pow-wow.

Citizen photographer takes images of Stone Mountain pow-wow.

Weekend Calendar for Nov. 15 and 16

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

Newton Citizen Poll for Nov. 16, 2014

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

Rockdale Citizen Poll for Nov. 16, 2014

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

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Cultural celebration at Stone Mountain | PHOTOS

Photographer Lee Depkin captures images of pow-wow at Stone Mountain.

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Ga. car dealer, son charged with alleged odometer, title fraud | PHOTOS

The owner of a Forest Park used car dealership was arrested Thursday morning and warrants issued for his son for alleged odometer and title violations.

Community Calendar for Nov. 14, 2014

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

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Austin Barnett and Reid Waters of Eastside’s marching band to perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Two Eastside High School students will perform in one of the year’s most popular and widely watched holiday events when they take to the streets in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

Newton Blotter, Nov. 5-11

This week’s Newton County jail log

Hunters for the Hungry expands program

Cooling fall temperatures have whitetail deer on the move, giving local deer hunters an opportunity to participate in the Georgia Hunters for the Hungry program.

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Citizen supports breast cancer programs at Rockdale Medical Center, Newton Medical Center

Citizen Read Pink edition benefits hospital breast cancer programs.

Remington House in Conyers accepting Toys for Tots donations

Remington House collecting items for Toys for Tots.

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.

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ENGAGEMENT: Kimberly Malcom and James Walden Jr.

The couple plans to wed June 6, 2015.

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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

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.

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