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GEMA partners with churches for National Preparedness Month

To commemorate the beginning of National Preparedness Month in September and help residents prepare for disasters, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security is partnering with local houses of worship on a new program called Praise & Preparedness.

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Ode to football

Marching band members led the crowd in the National Anthem Friday night at Sharp Stadium.

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Pet of the Week: Romeo and Carley

Romeo and Carley are ready for adoption

GDOT reports grates stolen along I-20

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Department of Transportation are seeking information about interstate grates that were reported missing this week along Interstate 20.

Rockdale Medical Center to expand cardiovascular services

Rockdale Medical Center will soon broaden its range of cardiovascular services with the addition of a multi-million dollar cath lab and development of a Percutaneous Coronary Interventions program.

Georgia Perimeter kicks off 50th anniversary year

1964. It was a big year. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act into law. The Beatles landed in New York City for their first U.S. tour. And the DeKalb Board of Education officially opened DeKalb College, the first and only public two-year college in the state controlled by a local school district. (There were 763 students enrolled in 1964.)

Winston, ‘Noles start title defense with win

A recap of all of Saturday’s ACC & SEC football action

Willette, Rockdale boys finish 7th at cross country meet

Everything came up ‘7s’ for the Rockdale boy’s cross country team Saturday.

Community Calendar for Aug. 31, 2014

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

Newton Citizen Poll for Aug. 31, 2014

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

Bulldogs split a pair on volleyball court

The Rockdale volleyball team went down to Henry County and split a pair of matches Thursday.

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ENGAGEMENT: Bullington-Dyer

The couple plans to wed on Oct. 10.

Community Calendar for Aug. 29, 2014

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

Newton Blotter, Aug. 21-27

Newton Jail Log

Community Calendar for Aug. 28, 2014

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

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Rockdale dentist receives Fellowship Award

Local dentist earns award

Georgia credit unions reach 2 million members

Georgia Credit Union reaches 2 million members

Affordable Care Act focus of seminar

A healthcare forum will explain the Affordable Care Act requirements for businesses in 2015.

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Covington's Pinnacle Bank hires mortgage division manager

New administrator at Pinnacle Bank in Covington.

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Wednesday was National Dog Day | PHOTOS

We asked our readers to submit photos of their dogs in honor of National Dog Day which was held on Wednesday.

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Pet of the Week: Otis and Violet

Otis and Violet are ready for adoption

Community Calendar for Aug. 26, 2014

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

Health Reports, Aug. 18-25

Latest restaurant ratings in Rockdale and Newton counties

After hours jazz, networking offered at Wall Street

Business community invited to Wall Street for networking and entertainment.

Community Calendar for Aug. 24, 2014

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

Newton Citizen Poll for Aug. 24, 2014

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

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Chilly for charity

Local man takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to new levels.

Newton Blotter, Aug. 13-19

Newton County jail log

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Noah Cooper

Noah Matthew Cooper was born on July 23.

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Beatrice Hester celebrates her 102nd birthday

Beatrice Adcock Hester of Milstead celebrated her 102nd birthday on July 28.

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SCRAPBOOK: Garden Club awards yard of the month for August

The Conyers Garden Club Landscape of the month for August was awarded to John and Sue Cone.

Rockdale volleyball wins 2 of 3 in Houston County

The Rockdale volleyball team picked up victories over Veterans and host Houston County and fell to Northside-Columbus in a quad-meet Tuesday in Warner Robins.

New trooper assigned to GSP Post 46

Joshua T. Bond of Atlanta, who recently graduated from Trooper School, will be assigned to Georgia State Patrol Post 46 in Monroe, which covers Rockdale and Newton counties.

Community Calendar for Aug. 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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Pet of the Week: Monty and Remy

Sam and Jessie are ready for adoption

Community Calendar for Aug. 19, 2014

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

Health Reports, Aug. 11-18

Latest restaurant ratings in Rockdale and Newton counties

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Garth Brooks breaks Philips Arena performance record with seven consecutive shows

Garth Brooks announced two additional performances on his World Tour at Philips Arena, bringing the total up to seven shows in Atlanta.

Newton Citizen Poll for Aug. 17, 2014

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

Fuzz Run benefits host of non-profits

Fuzz Run coming up on Sept. 13.

Newton Blotter, Aug. 6-12

Newton Blotter, Aug. 6-12, 2014

Community Calendar for Aug. 10, 2014

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

Salem Camp Meeting featured on Atlanta Interfaith Network in 12 Atlanta counties

Salem Camp Meeting to be broadcast in area.

Office space leasing company opens at Corner Market

Regus Group opening at Corner Market.

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Kenny Rogers' Buckhead home listed for sale | PHOTOS

Kenny Rogers’ Buckhead home hit the market and is listed at $4.8 million

Community Calendar for Aug. 10, 2014

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

ABA Wildcats coming to Salem

Before the Atlanta Wildcats officially make Salem High School their permanent home later this year, the new American Basketball Association team will help get Rockdale County better aquatinted with its brand of basketball this weekend.

Community Calendar for Aug. 10, 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: Jessie and Same

Sam and Jessie are ready for adoption

Community Calendar for Aug. 10, 2014

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