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Weekend calendar of events for April 18 and 19

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

Newton Citizen Poll for April 19, 2015

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

Special meeting called by US 278 CID board

Highway 278 Improvement Association to provide updates for proposed Community Improvement District

The board of directors for the Highway 278 Improvement Association called a special meeting to provide important updates for the proposed Community Improvement District that will run along the commercial corridor of U.S. Highway 278 in Covington, Ga.

Rockdale County Sheriff's Office to host open house April 25

Those who have always wanted an up-close and personal look at the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office are invited to an open house next weekend.

Community calendar of events for April 17, 2015

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

Area student news

Local area students have been named to their perspective college dean’s list.

Newton Blotter, April 8-14

Arrests 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.

Community calendar of events for April 16, 2015

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

Community calendar of events for April 15, 2015

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

Kroger customers, workers donate money for MDA

Kroger customers, workers donate money for MDA

Be the Solution encourages carpooling, vanpooling, riding transit

Ga DOT launches commute initiative

Rockdale and Newton counties restaurant health scores, April 6-13

Restaurant health scores, April 6-13

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Pet of the Week: Ace and Sally

Ace and Sally are ready for adoption

Community calendar of events for April 14, 2015

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

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Southern Cruisers host Covington BikeFest | PHOTOS

The Covington BikeFest, hosted by the Southern Cruisers Riding Club Chapter #213, took place Sunday afternoon on the Square in Covington.

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Covington BikeFest | PHOTOS

The Covington BikeFest, hosted by the Southern Cruisers Riding Club Chapter #213, took place Sunday afternoon on the Square in Covington.

Weekend calendar of events for April 11 and 12

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

Newton Citizen Poll for April 12, 2015

Newton Citizen Poll

National Sibling Day | PHOTOS

It is national Sibling Day and locals in the area submitted photos to honor their siblings.

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Masonic Lodge hosts Civil War Relic show | PHOTOS

Civil War and U.S. history enthusiasts are invited to attend the Sons of Confederate Veterans The Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler Camp #863 annual Civil War Relic show Tuesday.

Community calendar of events for April 10, 2015

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

Oxford College accepting registations for Fowler Memorial Tennis Classic

The Oxford College Center for Healthful Living is bringing back the Fowler Tennis Tournament in the form of the Fowler Memorial Tennis Classic.

Newton Blotter, April 1-7

Newton jail log for April 1-7

HONOR ROLL: Porterdale Elementary School

Porterdale Elementary School names students to the honor roll.

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BIRTH: Charlotte Barhite

Charlotte Barhite was born on Feb. 7.

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BIRTH: Ariana Straker

Ariana Isabella Straker was born on Feb. 24 at Rockdale Medical Center.

Green Dot card scam appears to target Blue Cross/Blue Shield customers

Another scam may be emerging as a result of the computer breach that affected Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance customers.

Two local men plead guilty to federal drug charges in West Virginia

A Rockdale County man and a Newton County man could spend up to four decades in federal prison after having pleaded guilty in West Virginia to federal charges they conspired to distribute a significant amount of methamphetamine.

Community calendar of events for April 9, 2015

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

Community calendar of events for April 8, 2015

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

Covington Lions Club to host annual chicken BBQ

The Covington Lions Club will host its 43rd Annual Chicken BBQ on Wednesday, April 15, at the club’s Academy Springs Park clubhouse on Conyers Street.

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Subaru ‘Share the Love’ event generates $900 for Rockdale Meals on Wheels

Subaru gives grant to senior center Meals on Wheels.

Newton boys win Westlake Relays, girls tie for second

Both Newton squads had a good showing at the Westlake Relays track meet with the boys winning the meet and the girls tying for second place in the 28-team event on Saturday.

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Pet of the Week: Roscoe and Lexie

Roscoe and Lexie are ready for adoption

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West Street apartment goes up in blaze

Seven people lost their home Monday morning when food left on a stove resulted in a fire that damaged a small apartment complex on West Street.

Free Paper Shred Event set for April 20 at Newton County Library

Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful will observe Earth Day by hosting a free Paper Shred Event for residents who have confidential documents they would like to dispose.

Community calendar of events for April 7, 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, March 23-30

Restaurant health scores, March 23-30

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BIRTHDAY: Lucile McCollum to celebrate her 100th birthday

Lucile Usher McCollum of Covington will celebrate her 100th birthday on April 5.

Weekend calendar of events for April 4 and 5

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

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Community celebrates Easter

Easter pictures - egg hunt, dogwood and cross picture cutlines

Newton Citizen Poll for April 5, 2015

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

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Player of month for January Habeel honored

Local golfer Ayanna Habeel recently received a huge honor.

Community calendar of events for April 3, 2015

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

Newton Blotter, March 25-31

Newton jail log for week March 25-31

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Curtis Broadnax hits the target in archery competition

Eastside High School’s Curtis Broadnax has gone from beginner to nationally ranked archer in a three-month span.

Company recycles, converts 60 tons of waste per month to energy

Sonoco in Conyers wins award for recycling waste.

Community calendar of events for April 1, 2015

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

Law enforcement, health officials team up to encourage proper child safety restraints

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, the Conyers Police Department and Rockdale County Fire-Rescue have teamed up with the University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute, public health officials and other child safety advocates to form the Child Passenger Safety Misuse Task Force.