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MILITARY NEWS: locals graduate from basic military and combat training

Local residents graduate from basic military and combat training.

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SCRAPBOOK: Satsuki Garden Club members create over 70 floral arrangements for the Benton House

Members from the Satsuki Garden Club in Covington learned how to create autumn arrangements.

Community calendar for Dec. 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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What's your favorite Christmas movie? | POLL

We want to know, what is your favorite Christmas movie?

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Covington's FiberVisions donates food to needy in Newton County

FiberVisions donates food for the hungry.

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NMC dietitian earns diabetes education certification, leads classes for patients

Newton Medical Center employee earns certification in diabetes education.

Stroke screenings scheduled tomorrow in Conyers at Holiday Inn Express

LifeLine Screening comes to Conyers.

Walton EMC provides $5 million in refunds to customers

Walton EMC provides $5 million in refunds

Newton County Sheriff's Office sponsors 16th annual Toy Ride and Angel Tree

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is working to help all children in Newton County have a merry Christmas.

Community calendar for Dec. 3, 2014

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

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Piedmont Academy finishes season as GISA Class AA state runner-ups

Piedmont Academy fought a good game but in the end it was not meant to be as they lost to Memorial Day 42-35 in the GISA Class AA championship at Mercer University on Saturday.

Community calendar for Dec. 2, 2014

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

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Early registration is available for Leadercast to be held at Discover Point Church in May

Early registration is available for Leadercast to be held at Discover Point Church in May.

Rockdale and Newton counties restaurant health scores, Nov. 24-Dec. 1

Restaurant health scores, Nov. 24-Dec. 1

Rockdale and Newton counties health scores, Nov. 24-Dec. 1

Restaurant health scores, Nov. 24-Dec. 1

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Rockdale Human Resources Department recognized for excellence

The Georgia Local Government Personnel Association (GLGPA) has awarded the Rockdale County Department of Human Resources for the first time its 2014 Agency Achievement Award for Excellence in Human Resources Management.

Newton Blotter, Nov. 19-24

This week’s Newton County jail log

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.