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Community Calendar for April 20, 2014

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

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Happy Easter!

Preschool students at Conyers Presbyterian Church learned about Easter and then enjoyed an Easter egg hunt.

Newton Citizen Poll for April 20, 2014

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

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Citizen ad staff earns Georgia Press award

Citizen advertising staff earns Georgia Press Association award.

Local runners claim 17 region champions

There was no doubt who was the best boys track team in Region 2-AAAAAA after Rockdale won the region championship by 35-point margin at Twelve Oaks Stadium on Wednesday.

Nwiloh heads to MLS after signing with Chivas USA

Former Georgia State men’s soccer standout Michael Nwiloh made history when he signed a professional contract with Chivas USA on Wednesday. The Conyers native will be the first GSU men’s soccer player to play for a Major League Soccer (MLS) team.

Newton Jail Blotter, April 9-15

Newton Jail Blotter, April 9-15

Eagles on five-game losing streak after sweep by Lumpkin County

What started as almost a sure thing in making the Class AAAA playoffs has turned into uncertainty after Eastside lost their fifth straight Region 8-AAAA game on Wednesday.

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Story-Denison engagement

The couple plans to wed June 28 in Auburn.

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Local to compete for Mrs. Georgia title

Mitzie Braswell will compete for the Mrs. Georgia title

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Pusch-Rhoads engagement

The couple plans to wed Aug. 23 at St. Pius X Catholic Church.

Community Calendar for April 17, 2014

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

Five win titles at Region 2 track and field meet

Five local athletes took home individual championships during day one of the Region 2-AAAAAA track and field meet Tuesday at Twelve Oaks Stadium.

Community Calendar for April 16, 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

German Shepherd-mix puppies and Freckles are ready for adoption

Community Calendar for April 15, 2014

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

Health Reports for Rockdale and Newton counties for April 7-14

Health Reports for Rockdale and Newton counties for April 7-14

Courtyard by Marriott hotel opens in Conyers

Courtyard by Marriott hotel opens in Conyers

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VFW honors National EMS worker DeLamar with public safety award

National EMS worker Riki DeLamar honored by VFW.

Donate to Rockdale Special Olympics via Kroger

Donate to Rockdale Special Olympics through Kroger.

Leadercast event returns to Conyers at First Baptist

Leadercast to be held on May 9 at First Baptist Church of Conyers

Community Calendar for April 4, 2014

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

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Conyers resident expresses her love of nature, architecture through photography

Images page of photos by Conyers resident Rita Frix.

Community Calendar for April 13, 2014

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

Newton Citizen Poll for April 13, 2014

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

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Deal: State will explore medical marijuana

Gov. Nathan Deal announced two possible directions for the state to pursue testing, a possible precursor to the legal use of cannabis oil for children with epileptic disorders.

Newton Jail Blotter, April 2-8

Newton Jail Blotter, April 2-8

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Military News

Locals graduate from basic military training

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Jaye Walden accepted into the National Honor Society

Local accepted in the NSHSS

Community Calendar for April 10, 2014

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

Heritage gets sweep over Flowery Branch, Rams get win while being out hit

Rams get win while being out hit

Tyler Holcombe tossed six innings of two-run ball and the Heritage baseball team swept the season series from Flowery Branch with a 9-2 victory Tuesday.

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Chick-fil-A’s new grilled recipe, entrée lineup set to “transform” menu

Chick-fil-A is introducing a new lineup of grilled chicken entrees that will give the chain a more nutritious and expansive menu.

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NCSO jail receives health care accreditation

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center has earned accreditation for healthcare standards from the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare (NCCHC).

Community Calendar for April 8, 2014

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

Community Calendar for April 6, 2014

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

Newton Citizen Poll

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

Newton Jail Blotter, March 26-April 1

Newton Jail Blotter, March 26-April 1

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Service Guild of Covington wins awards for community involvement

Service Guild of Covington wins awards for community involvement

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Bednarz-Watson engagement

The couple plans to wed June 7 in Blakely.

Area Students — College

College Area Student news for April

No. 10 Patriots win fifth straight, Gainesville next

Dogs, ‘Noles pick up wins on diamond

The Heritage boys soccer team got ready for a huge showdown with a region rival with a comfortable non-league victory Tuesday.

Community Calendar for April 3, 2014

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

Ritchey keeps Lanier bats quiet in region win

Gray Ritchey was able to shut down the normally explosive Longhorns baseball team as Eastside got redemption for their previous loss to Lanier with a 3-1 win on Tuesday.

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Authorities seek missing teen

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a 16-year-old female who reportedly ran away from Elks Aidmore Children’s Home last weekend.

Walk-off triple downs Red Raiders

Eastside’s Hunter Ballard’s triple allowed Austin Holloway to score in the bottom of the seventh giving Eastside the 6-5 win over Madison County on Monday

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Pets of the Week: Perry and Casey

Pets of the Week: Perry and Casey

Community Calendar for April 1, 2014

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

Conyers Kennel Club plans event

The Conyers Kennel Club is offering an opportunity for area dog-lovers to show off their pets during an AKC Sanctioned B Match Saturday, April 5, at Earl O’Neal Sports Complex.

Heritage girls shut out Salem on pitch

The Heritage girls soccer team clinched a state playoff spot with an 8-0 victory over county rival Salem Friday.

Community Calendar for March 30, 2014

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

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