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Bednarz-Watson engagement

The couple plans to wed June 7 in Blakely.

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Service Guild of Covington wins awards for community involvement

Service Guild of Covington wins awards for community involvement

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.

Rockdale track and field takes care of business at NewRock

Rockdale swept the NewRock track and field meet this past week, winning both the boys and girls events with ease at Salem High School.

Newton Citizen Poll for March 30

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

Versona Accessories opens in Conyers

Versona Accessories opens in Conyers

Abbey Hospice holds memorial walk

Abbey Hospice holds memorial walk for public

Rockdale tennis drops decision to Union Grove, Salem baseball tops Apalachee

The Rockdale boys tennis team gave it their all as last year’s Class AAAAA champions barely got by with the win beating Rockdale 3-2 as the only bright spot for the girls was Summer Walker as the girls lost 4-1 in Thursday’s match.

Newton Blotter, March 19-25

Newton Blotter, March 19-25

Rockdale tennis perfect with win over Morrow

Rockdale’s tennis team continue to dominant Region 2-AAAAAA as both squads swept Morrow beating them 5-0 on Wednesday.

College area students news for March 2014

Locals graduate from Georgia Tech and Columbus State Univ.

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SCRAPBOOK: Kiwanis donates to Special Olympics

Kiwanis donates to Special Olympics

Multiple hits cost Eastside perfect region record

Lanier was able to get multiple hits in several innings while the Eagles failed to do the same in the 7-2 loss to the Longhorns on Wednesday.

Community Calendar for March 27, 2014

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

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Three NCSO deputies graduate from Academy

Three NCSO deputies graduate from Academy

Rockdale tennis handles Lovejoy

The Rockdale tennis teams stayed perfect in league play Tuesday, toppling Lovejoy 5-0 in both boys and girls play.

Community Calendar for March 26, 2014

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

Community Calendar for March 25, 2014

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

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Cherry Blossom Festival blooms with huge turnout

Attendance at the Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival more than quadrupled over the previous year, with an estimated 30,000 people taking in the two-day weekend event at the Georgia International Horse Park.

Late-game rally gives Eagles 7-1 win

Eastside waited until the final inning before securing the 7-1 win over Chestatee to remain perfect in Region 8-AAAA play on Friday.

HowCo Business Services turns 40

Covington HowCo company turns 40.

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Realtors honored at annual meeting

Realtors honored at annual meeting

Covington's Atlanta Deliverance hosts Small Business Expo

Local Small Business Expo offered by church.

RMC honored by parent company

Rockdale Medical Center honored.

Newton Citizen Poll for March 23

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

Correction

Mary Anne Edwards will sign copies of her book “Brilliant Disguise” on Saturday, March 29 from noon to 1 p.m.

Community Calendar for March 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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Olens urges support for Legal Food Frenzy

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens spoke to the Newton County Bar Association Thursday, promoting the upcoming Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, a statewide food and fund drive among Georgia lawyers.

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Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival on tap this weekend

Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival on tap this weekend horse park

Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival runs on Saturday and Sunday at the Georgia International Horse Park.

Rockdale golf tops Salem

The Rockdale golf team defeated rival Salem 185-220 Wednesday at Highlands Golf Club.

Newton blotter

Newton blotter, March 12-18

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Marshall-Ballenger engagement

The couple plans to wed May 24.

Military news

Locals gradute from basic traning

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Johnston-Haddock engagement

The couple plans to wed in November.

Community Calendar for March 20, 2014

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

Heritage girls stop Flowery Branch in penalty kicks

The Heritage girls soccer team accomplished two things Tuesday: the Patriots stayed unbeaten in league play and ended a long winning streak by the No. 5 team in the state.

Thompson, Gulf Coast fall to ‘Noles in NIT

Bernard Thompson’s junior season ended Tuesday, but not without one last solid game from the Conyers native.

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Books are fun

Newton Medical Center holds book fair

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Fun for all

The fair open Wednesay in Covington.