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Rockdale and Newton counties restaurant health scores, May 18-25

Restaurant health scores, May 18-25

Community calendar of events for May 27

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

School choice options available for special needs students

Parents of students with disabilities who meet the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Eligibility criteria may request to have their child attend another public or private school.

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Pet of the Week: Kurt and Tom

Kurt and Tom are ready for adoption

Weekend calendar of events for May 23 and 24

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

End of the school year photos from Rockdale and Newton counties students | PHOTOS

Readers submitted their end of the year photos of Rockdale and Newton county graduates and students, showing off their caps and gowns, first day and last day of school collages and photos of students with their awards and certificates.

Memorial Day observance at Walk of Heroes in Rockdale County

Sen. Hunter Hill, R-Atlanta, will present Memorial Day remarks at a ceremony Monday hosted by the Walk of Heroes/Veterans War Memorial at Black Shoals Park in Conyers. The Memorial Day observance is set for 7 p.m.

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High school graduation weekend in full swing

Graduation is in full swing in Rockdale and Newton counties with commencement ceremonies continuing into the day Saturday.

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Commissioner Nesbitt to host job readiness event for those seeking work

Rockdale County Post 1 Commissioner Oz Nesbitt is hosting a job readiness event that is designed to help those looking for jobs find local employment opportunities.

Newton Citizen Poll for May 24, 2015

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

Seniors invited to free health fair

Rockdale County Senior Services is inviting the public to the annual Sickness Prevention Achieved through Regional Collaborations, or S.P.A.R.C, fair to be held from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 28, at the Olivia Haydel Senior Center located at 1240 Dogwood Drive in Conyers.

Newton Blotter, May 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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Practice makes perfect: High school seniors graduate this weekend

High school seniors graduate this weekend

This weekend will be an exciting time for Newton County seniors who will celebrate graduation from high school.

Community calendar of events for May 21

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

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Newton Medical, Piedmont finalize partnership details

Newton Medical Center and Piedmont Healthcare have finalized details for the addition of NMC to the Piedmont network, it was announced Thursday morning.

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: George Eidson

George Henry Eidson was born on May 11 at Northside Hospital.

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Liam Langford

Liam Langford was born on May 11 at Rockdale Medical Center.

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SCRAPBOOK: Conyers Garden Club celebrates Garden Week

In April Conyers Garden Club members met celebrated Garden Week in Georgia.

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C.R. Bard honors employees with awards

CR Bard honors employees

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Pegasus Award given to HR Department

Rockdale County HR wins award.

Community calendar of events for May 21

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

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Pegasus Award given to HR Department

Rockdale County HR wins award.

Community calendar of events for May 20

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

Bramblett’s complete game, big 7th send Tide to 2nd round

A career day for Geoffrey Bramblett sent Alabama to the second round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

Rockdale and Newton counties restaurant health scores, May 11-18

Restaurant health scores, May 11-18

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Pet of the Week: Bob and Buddy

Bob and Buddy are ready for adoption

Community calendar of events for May 19

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

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Rockdale County Sheriff's Office seeks information on Metro PCS burglary

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about the suspect who burglarized the Metro PCS store located at 2020 Eastside Drive near Salem Road last week.

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Boland signs with Loyola

Mycah Boland signed a volleyball scholarship with Loyola University.

Weekend calendar of events for May 16 and 17

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

Newton Citizen Poll for May 17, 2015

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

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Honoring those who protect and serve

The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce hosted local law enforcement officers for lunch Friday in recognition of National Police Week.

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Spring Luncheon Concert series on the Square

Staff intern Brian Hadden captured some photos from the Spring Luncheon Concert series on the Square in Covington.

19-year-old Covington man dies in one-vehicle crash on Gum Creek Road

A 19-year-old Newton County man was killed in a one-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in the area of Gum Creek Road and Ellis Trail in north Newton County.

Community calendar of events for May 15

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

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Guiliana LaMacchia

Guiliana LaMacchia was born on May 5 at Rockdale Medical Center.

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SCRAPBOOK: Garden Club awards yard of the month for April

The Conyers Garden Club awarded the landscape of the month for April to the Schmidts.

MIILTARY NEWS: Locals graduate from basic military, combat training

Locals graduate from Fort Jackson and Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

Heritage hosts 3rd annual softball camp

Local softball players have a great opportunity coming up next month.

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Popular Covington employee, 'Catfish' Johnson, retires

City character, grass cutter and tirelesss walker Anthony ‘Catfish’ Johnson retires after 31 years

Anthony ‘Catfish’ Johnson, popular Covington employee, grass cutter and tireless walker retires after 31 years on the job.

Newton Blotter, May 7-12

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 May 13

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

Conyers police schedule forum on interaction with officers

Forum at Rockdale County High School aims to prevent or diffuse escalating incidents

The Conyers, Ga., police department is holding a forum at Rockdale County High School on Friday, May 15, that is open to the public and geared to educate young men and women about proper interaction with law enforcement.

Rockdale and Newton counties restaurant health scores, May 4-11

Restaurant health scores, May 4-11

Stewart COY, Deas POY as Region 8 awards announced

It was a clean sweep for the Heritage boys soccer team when Region 8-AAAAA announced its postseason awards recently.

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Pet of the Week: Milo and Bella

Milo and Bella are ready for adoption

Community calendar of events for May 12

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

Weekend calendar of events for May 9 and 10

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

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Newton County School System names Beaver Manufacturing as 2015 Partner of the Year

The Newton County School System and the Newton County Chamber of Commerce have named Beaver Manufacturing as the school district’s 2015 Partner of the Year for its dedication to a local school.

Newton Citizen Poll for May 10, 2015

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

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