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Conyers MS girls go unbeaten, win league title

The Conyers Middle School girls basketball team completed a perfect season recently.

Community Calendar for March 3, 2015

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

Execution date set for Brian Keith Terrell in 1992 Newton County murder

The execution date has been set for a man convicted in the 1992 slaying of a 70-year-old Newton County man. On Friday, the Superior Court of Walton County filed an order setting a seven-

Community Calendar for Feb. 28 and March 1

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

Execution date set for Brian Keith Terrell in 1992 Newton County murder

The execution date has been set for a man convicted in the 1992 slaying of a 70-year-old Newton County man. On Friday, the Superior Court of Walton County filed an order setting a seven-

Newton Citizen Poll for March 1, 2015

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

Rockdale County Sheriff's Office offers Safe Sale Location at HQ, precinct and jail

The RCSO is offering the use of its headquarters parking lot and lobby for residents looking for safe places to conduct transactions arranged online.

Community Calendar for Feb. 27, 2015

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

Newton Blotter for Feb. 18-24

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.

Three from Conyers and Covington face federal charges of drug trafficking and money laundering

Two people from Conyers and a Newton County man have been indicted, along with more than 30 other people, in the U.S. District Court in Macon in connection with drug trafficking and money laundering offenses.

Government office delays

The threat of wintry weather and dangerous roadways has prompted local governments and schools to amend their regular operating schedules.

Government closings, delays

The threat of wintry weather and dangerous roadways has prompted local governments and schools to amend their regular operating schedules.

Community Calendar for Feb. 26, 2015

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

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Government closings Wednesday

The threat of wintry weather and dangerous roadways has prompted local governments and schools to amend their regular operating schedules.

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Hundreds of workers deployed to meet challenges of Georgia's winter storm

Hundreds of public safety and public works employees deployed at 4 a.m. Wednesday in preparation for the hazardous winter weather predicted in the metro Atlanta area.

Community Calendar for Feb. 25, 2015

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, Feb. 16-23

Restaurant health scores, Feb. 16-23

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Pet of the Week: Sunshine and Fritz

Sunshine and Fritz are ready for adoption

Eastside gets sweep over Newton

The Eastside boys soccer team scored six goals in the first half on their way to a 7-0 win over Newton while the Lady Eagles started the sweep with a 3-1 win at Homer Sharp Stadium on Saturday.

Community Calendar for Feb. 24, 2015

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

Weekend calendar for Feb. 21 and 22

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

Newton Citizen Poll for Feb. 22, 2015

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

LETTER: Citizens group offers ideas to improve Newton government

The undersigned Newton County residents have submitted to the Board of Commissioners (BOC) the following list of suggestions to improve county government.

Newton Citizen Poll for Feb. 8, 2015

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

HONOR ROLL: Heard-Mixon Elementary School

Heard-Mixon Elementary School names students to the honor roll.

MILITARY NEWS: Locals graduate from basic military training from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Fort Benning and Fort Jackson

Locals graduate from basic military training from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Fort Benning and Fort Jackson.

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BIRTH: Nathaniel Leshok

Nathaniel Leshok was born on Feb. 2.

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ANNIVERSARY: Tom and Patricia Abbott 50th anniversary

Tom and Patricia Abbott recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

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BIRTHDAY: Mrs. Anna Ruth Reed Sims celebrated her 95th birthday on Feb. 9.

Covington resident Anna Sims celebrated her 95th birthday with family and friends on Feb. 9.

Newton Blotter for Feb. 11-17

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.

Rockdale sneaks past Valdosta

It took an overtime period before Rockdale could the Wildcats away in the first round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs with a 60-56 win on Wednesday.

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Ellwanger boys excel at SAA Championship

Former Eastside and current Berry sophomore swimmers Robbie and Joey Ellwanger made the All-Conference Swim Team at the 2015 SAA Championships in Birmingham, Alabama.

Community Calendar for Feb. 19, 2015

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

Community Calendar for Feb. 18, 2015

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: Beau and Midnight

Beau and Midnight are ready for adoption

Community Calendar for Feb. 17, 2015

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

First round pairings for local hoops squads set

The GHSA state basketball tournament tips off for six teams this week with the girls first round taking place on Tuesday and the boys following a day later. Here’s a look at where each team will be.

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Gov. Nathan Deal declares State of Emergency for northern counties ahead of winter storm

Governor's move opens up state resources for disaster preparedness in areas expecting ice

Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order to declare a state of emergency for disaster preparedness for the 15 North Georgia counties under a winter storm warning and will ask state workers in affected areas who are not involved in emergency response to work from home.

Weekend calendar for Feb. 14 and 15

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

Newton Citizen Poll for Feb. 15, 2015

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

Covington begins major storm drainage project

Crews upgrading Gordy Street-Newton Drive storm water system

Because of drainage problems causing flooded streets and yards in the area of Gordy Street and Newton Drive in Covington, Ga., city work crews are placing drains and pipes along Gordy Street to move storm water toward Newton Drive and upgrading the infrastructure along Newton Drive and Dearing Street to handle the increased demands.

Sprinkler system credited with containing fire at 4D Printing in Conyers

Rockdale County Fire-Rescue is crediting a sprinkler system with containing a blaze that broke out early Thursday morning at 4D Printing Inc. on Irwin Bridge Road.

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Citizen's Cutest Couple chosen just in time for Valetine's Day

Melissa Cowan and Erin Roper were chosen as the Citizen’s Cutest Couple contest winners.

Newton Blotter for Feb. 4-10

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: Indian Creek Middle School

Indian Creek Middle School names student to the honor roll.

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ENGAGEMENT: Lauren Boblenz and Roberto Perez

The couple plans to wed in the fall 2015 in Greensboro

Community Calendar for Feb. 11, 2015

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, Feb. 9-16

Restaurant health scores, Feb. 9-16

EDITORIAL: A tangled web of lies

The problem with a lie is that it tends to grow and perpetuate. Words take on a life of their own, and the person who uttered them eventually has to defend the indefensible.

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Pet of the Week: Paprika and Lucy

Paprika and Lucy are ready for adoption

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