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Newton Blotter for Jan. 14-20

The following charges and arrests were 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.

HONOR ROLL: Piedmont Academy - First Semester

Piedmont Academy names students to the honor roll.

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SCRAPBOOK: Colonial Dames chapter names Kenneth Tucker as the Outstanding American History Teacher

The local Colonial Dames Chapter names Kenneth Tucker as the Outstanding American History Teacher for 2014-2015 year.

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ENGAGEMENT: Will Lazenby and Ashlyn Hollingsworth

The couple plans to wed Oct. 10 at Burge Plantation.

Community Calendar for Jan. 22, 2015

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

Newton County woman convicted of smothering baby loses Supreme Court appeal

A woman convicted of smothering her 5-week-old baby has lost an appeal to the Georgia Supreme Court.

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Covington’s Twelve Oaks is top bed and breakfast in the South

Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast honored

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Conyers resident wins Community and Southern Bank contest

Conyers resident wins Community and Southern Bank contest

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Local CPA will work in tax department as partner in Atlanta firm

Local accountant gets a promotion.

Community Calendar for Jan. 21, 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, Jan. 12-19

Restaurant health scores, Jan. 12-19

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Pet of the Week: Bean and Mikey

Bean and Mikey are ready for adoption

Community Calendar for Jan. 20, 2015

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

Weekend Calendar: Jan. 17 & 18

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

Newton Citizen Poll for Jan. 18, 2015

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

Community Calendar for Jan. 16, 2015

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

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BIRTHDAY: Carmilla Marbaugh celebrated her 100th birthday

Conyers resident Carmilla Marbaugh recently celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends.

HONOR ROLL: Oak Hill Elementary School

Oak Hill Elementary names students to the honor roll.

Newton Medical in partnership discussions with Piedmont Healthcare

Newton Medical Center announced Thursday that its board of directors had authorized hospital management to enter into “exclusive discussions” with Piedmont Healthcare aimed at formalizing a relationship between the two organizations.

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BIRTHDAY: Grant Sherrill celebrated his 1st birthday on Jan. 13

Grant Sherrill celebrated his 1st birthday on Jan. 13.

'Selma' contributes $10.3 million to Georgia economy

On the heels of the film receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture Thursday morning, new economic figures reveal that the production of Pathé’s “Selma” spent a total of 95 days in Georgia, contributing more than $10.3 million to the local economy and hiring close to 1,900 Georgia cast, crew and extras.

Community Calendar for Jan. 15, 2015

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

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Rockdale County Sheriff's Office names 2014 Employees of the Year

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office recently recognized three of its top employees for the year.

Newton County BOC to hold special called meeting Wednesday

The Newton County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting Wednesday night for the stated purpose of discussing potential or pending litigation surrounding the county’s landfill.

Rockdale and Newton counties restaurant health scores, Jan. 12-19

Restaurant health scores, Jan. 12-19

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Pet of the Week: Lala and Mikey

Lala and Mikey are ready for adoption

Community Calendar for Jan. 13, 2015

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

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Foggy conditions

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for the East Metro area until 6 p.m.

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POLL: Will it be the Buckeyes or the Ducks?

Take our poll: Will it be the Buckeyes or the Ducks?

Weekend calendar: Jan. 10-11

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

Rockdale swim team wins Friday meet

Rockdale defeated four teams, including two local rivals in a swim meet Friday at Johnson Park.

New Salem HOF class announced

The Salem High School athletic department inducted its second Hall of Fame class Friday as seven former players and coaches were honored between the girls and boys basketball games against Cedar Shoals.

Newton Citizen Poll for Jan. 11, 2015

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

Community Calendar for Jan. 9, 2015

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

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BIRTHDAY: Riley Zenko will celebrate her 2nd birthday on Jan. 23

Riley Zenko will turn two years old on Jan. 23.

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MILITARY NEWS: Travis Wallace and Brett Sandlan graduate from basic military training

Locals graduate from basic military training.

AREA STUDENT NEWS: Locals graduate from Georgia College and Piedmont College

Locals graduate from Georgia College and Piedmont College

Community Calendar for Jan. 8, 2015

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

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Newton County Commissioner Lanier Sims begins second term in office

Newton County Commissioner Lanier Sims takes oath to begin second term in office

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Newton County Board of Commissioners recognizes outgoing state Rep. Doug Holt

The Newton County Board of Commissioners proclaimed Tuesday, Jan. 6, as Representative Doug Holt Day in recognition of his tenure in the Georgia General Assembly where he represented Newton and portions of Morgan counties for 10 years.

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Georgia turns to NFL ranks for new offensive coordinator Schottenheimer

Veteran NFL coach Brian Schottenheimer will be the Georgia Bulldogs football team's new offensive coordinator

Community Calendar for Jan. 7, 2015

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

City projects to improve service to citizens

Water pipe upgrade, drainage project and bike-sidewalk path completed or in the works

Several large public works projects in Covington will provide improved drinking water service, storm water drainage and a bicycle and sidewalk route in certain areas around town.

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Cannon real estate settles into Wall Street complex

Cannon real estate settles into Wall Street complex

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Nora Goodman re-elected to Farm Bureau Board

Goodman re-elected to Farm Bureau Board

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'Shaky Boots Festival' will debut with all-star country lineup

Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Dwight Yoakam, Jason Isbell, Old Crow Medicine Show and over a dozen other country music artists will perform on three stages during the two-day festival.

Community Calendar for Jan. 6, 2015

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

Rockdale County restaurant health scores, Dec. 29-Jan. 5

Restaurant health scores, Dec. 29-Jan. 5