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Community Calendar for July 15, 2014

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

Health Reports, June 30-July 14

Rockdale and Newton counties health reports, June 30-July 14

McCoughtry, Dream hold off Chicago

It wasn’t the prettiest of performances, but the Atlanta Dream kept its winning streak alive.

Newton Citizen Poll for July 13, 2014

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

Law enforcement to train for active school shooting

In a joint effort between local law enforcement and Rockdale County Public Schools to improve school safety, deputies and officers from the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office and Conyers Police Department will participate in training focused on responding to an active school shooting.

Conyers Kohl’s debuts remodeled store

Kohl’s debuts remodeled store.

Courtyard Atlanta Conyers hosts book signing, jazz

Courtyard Atlanta Conyers hosts book signing, jazz

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Rotary Club of Conyers honors members

Rotary Club of Conyers installs new president, honors members.

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Opera student to sing at Salem Camp Meeting

Guest soloist performs at Salem Camp Meeting.

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Pet of the Week: Rufus and Lizzie

Pet of the Week: Rufus and Lizzie

Community Calendar for July 8, 2014

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

Georgia Power launches online resource for lake visitors

As Georgians plan vacation getaways this summer, Georgia Power has launched a new online resource for visitors to the company’s lake properties across the state.

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Young Americans student earns Georgia-Pacific scholarship

Georgia-Pacific awards $2,000 scholarship to YACS student.

Newton Citizen Poll for July 6, 2014

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

Community Calendar for July 6, 2014

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

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Patriotic parade | PHOTOS

The annual Fourth of July parade was held in Oxford on Friday.

Newton Blotter, June 24-30

Newton Blotter, June 24-30

Community Calendar for July 2, 2014

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

Georgia State Patrol steps up patrols for Fourth of July

Georgia State Patrol will be stepping up traffic enforcement over long holiday weekend

Donors needed to prevent summer blood shortage

Busy summer schedules often mean that activities such as donating blood can fall by the wayside. With that in mind, the American Red Cross is asking that blood and platelet donors help prevent a summer shortage by making an appointment to roll up a sleeve and make a donation.

Sponsors sought for benefit tennis tournament

Sponsorships are available for the annual Kim Atkins Memorial Tennis Tournament, set for Aug. 22-24 at Summit Chase Country Club in Snellville.

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Pet of the Week: Toby and Mableton

Pet of the Week: Toby and Mableton

Community Calendar for July 1, 2014

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

Health Reports, June 23-30

Rockdale and Newton counties health reports, June 23-30

Newton Poll for June 29, 2014

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

Community Calendar for June 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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Buckhault signs with Cleveland State

Drew Buckhault will be taking his baseball talents to the Cougars of Cleveland State Community College next year. Buckhault signed a scholarship to play baseball and attend college at the Cleveland, TN institution.

BBB warns of issues kids may encounter while online this summer

Rockdale and Newton students are currently enjoying abundant free time on summer vacation, and many will go online to find a cure for their boredom.

Public hearings set on proposed changes to fishing regulations

The state Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on proposed changes — and the reasoning behind those proposals — at upcoming public hearings.

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SCRAPBOOK: Garden Club picks its yard of the month for June

The Poiston’s yard off Bridle Creek Drive is selected as the yard of the month by the Conyers Garden Club.

HONOR ROLL: Heard-Mixon Elementary School

Heard-Mixon names students to the honor roll

HONOR ROLL: Live Oak Elementary School

Live Oak Elementary names students to the honor roll

Newton Blotter, June 18-24

Newton Blotter, June 18-24

Tractor Supply raises more than 700K for 4-H

Tractor Supply raises money for 4-H.

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Covington youth wins Kohl’s service contest

Covington’s Tiffani Alexander wins Kohl’s contest.

Cornerstone Track and Athletic Association celebrates Olympic Day

The spirit of the Olympic Movement will roll into Newton & Rockdale Counties, as The Cornerstone Track & Athletic Association, Inc. (CTAA) hosts a variety of events in celebration of Olympic Day.

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NCSO seeks missing teen

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about a 14-year-old girl who has been missing for more than a month.

Waddell, Cavs force deciding 3rd game

Thanks to Brandon Waddell, there will be one, final college baseball game in 2014.

Community Calendar for June 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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Pet of the Week: Mableton and Fluffy are ready for adoption

Pet of the Week: Mableton and Fluffy are ready for adoption

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Eminem, Zac Brown Band, John Mayer and Jack White to headline Music Midtown

The lineup for the 2014 Music Midtown festival at Piedmont Park in Atlanta has been released.

Vandy has big third inning, hangs on in title series opener

Vanderbilt is one win away from its first baseball national championship.

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Romping in the rain

Russell girls play in the rain Tuesday morning

Community Calendar for June 24, 2014

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

2 Covington residents arrested by FBI on sex trafficking charges

Two Covington residents have been arrested as a result of a federal law enforcement operation targeting commercial child sex trafficking.

Health Reports, June 16-23

Rockdale and Newton counties health reports, June 16-23

Zero Tolerance: Law enforcement targets drunk drivers over Fourth of July holiday

To crack down on drinking and driving this Fourth of July, law enforcement across the state will be out in full force, aggressively targeting those who are impaired behind the wheel. Operation Zero Tolerance began Friday and extends to July 6.

Community Calendar for June 20, 2014

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

GPC receives reaccreditation

Georgia Perimeter College Newton Campus, along with all of GPC’s campuses, were approved for reaccreditation on June 19 by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Board of Trustees.