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Locals named to dean’s list at various colleges

Locals named to the dean’s list at various colleges.

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Sarah Wallace celebrated her 98th birthday with family and friends.

Sarah Wallace celebrated her 98th birthday on Nov. 4.

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ENGAGEMENT: Kimberly Malcom and James Walden Jr.

The couple plans to wed June 6, 2015.

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Sprucing up the Square

Crews work to prepare the Square for the upcoming holiday season

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Newton County Sheriff's Office promotes three investigators

Newton County Sheriff’s Office promotes three investigators

Community Calendar for Nov. 13, 2014

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

Golden Corral offers free meal to veterans

Golden Corral offers free meal to veterans

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Pet of the Week: Sam and Maddie

Sam and Maddie are ready for adoption

Georgia Perimeter College reports slight enrollment increase

Georgia Perimeter College reported a slight uptick in fall student enrollment Friday.

Walmart donates $1,000 in gift cards for school supplies to teachers at Heard-Mixon Elementary

Teachers at Heard-Mixon Elementary School have been rewarded – with $1,000 worth of gift cards from Walmart to purchase classroom supplies.

Community Calendar for Nov. 11, 2014

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

Rockdale and Newton counties health scores, Nov. 3-10

Restaurant health scores, Nov. 3-10

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Wells Fargo Days of Giving donates to non-profits in Conyers

Wells Fargo donates to local charities.

Walton EMC customers aid charities in Rockdale and Newton counties with Operation Round Up

Walton EMC customers raise money for charities.

Infinity Network Solutions, with an office in Covington, acquires Macon IT company

Infinity Network Solutions announces acquisition

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Covington dentist inducted into International College of Dentists

Covington dentist inducted into International College of Dentists

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United Bank Covington Board welcomes new members, Anne Laster and Steven Kapp

United Bank board welcomes new members.

Newton Citizen Poll for Nov. 9, 2014

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

Newton Blotter, Oct. 29-Nov. 4

This week’s Newton County jail log

Community Calendar for Nov. 7, 2014

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

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Spurs continue home domination over Hawks

New year, same old heartbreak in San Antonio for the Atlanta Hawks.

Community Calendar for Nov. 5, 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: Rocky and Rosie

Rocky and Rosie are ready for adoption

Community Calendar for Nov. 4, 2014

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

Rockdale and Newton counties health scores, Oct. 27-Nov. 3

Restaurant health scores, Oct. 27-Nov. 3

Roethlisberger big again in Steelers win

Ben Roethlisberger had one of the finest games for a quarterback in NFL history last week against Indianapolis. And while he didn’t quite reach the prolific yardage numbers again this Sunday, Roethlisberger equaled his touchdown mark and helped the Steelers extend a winning streak.

Salem, Heritage fall on gridiron

Things didn’t go well last Friday for a pair of local football teams as both Salem and Heritage fell in close games.

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Autumn Evans crowned Alcovy High School's homecoming queen

Autumn Evans crowned Alcovy High School’s homecoming queen

Weekend Calendar for Nov. 1 and 2

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

Newton Citizen Poll for Nov. 2, 2014

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

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Autumn Evans crowned Alcovy High School's homecoming queen

Autumn Evans crowned Alcovy High School’s homecoming queen

Newton Blotter, Oct. 22-28

This week’s Newton County jail log

Community Calendar for Oct. 31, 2014

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

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Happy Halloween, Covington! | PHOTOS

Reader submitted Halloween photos

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SCRAPBOOK: Sarah Johnson, grandchild of Covington couple, shoots first deer in Newton County

Sarah Johnson, 9, recently shot her first deer while hunting in Newton county with her father

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SCRAPBOOK: Covington Elks Lodge members deliver over 1,500 dictionaries to Newton County students

Over 1,500 dictionaries were distributed by the Covington Elks Lodge to each third grade class within the Newton County School System.

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SCRAPBOOK: Strollathon at Turner Lake honors Newton girl suffering from rare genetic disorder

A group of Newton County citizens recently participated in a Strollathon to raise awareness about Rett syndrome, a rare genetic disorder.

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Covington resident Martha Malcolm celebrates 98th birthday with family, friends

Martha Malcolm of Covington celebrated her 98th birthday on Sept. 29.

Community Calendar for Oct. 30, 2014

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

Conyers man sentenced in federal court for using counterfeit bills to purchase prepaid debit cards

A Rockdale County man has been sentenced to serve nearly four years in prison for manufacturing counterfeit bills and purchasing $700 in prepaid debit cards.

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Pet of the Week: Aslin and Tulip

Aslin and Tulip are ready for adoption

Community Calendar for Oct. 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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Turner Lake dam fixed, rain needed to fill the lake

Construction crews have replaced the old spillway at Turner Lake and now are waiting for Mother Nature to bring some rain to begin to raise the water level.

National EMS hosts Kim Atkins fund-raiser on Nov. 1

National EMS hosts Kim Atkins fund-raiser on Nov. 1

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Ginn Motor supports Y soccer program

Ginn Motor donates for Y soccer.

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National Alzheimer's Association co-founder visits Merryvale in Covington

National Alzheimer’s Association co-founder visits Merryvale in Covington

Dermatology Consultants holds beauty program at location in Covington

Dermatology Consultants holds beauty program at location in Covington

Rockdale and Newton counties health scores, Oct. 21-28

Restaurant health scores, Oct. 21-28

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Bumgarner, Giants one win from title

Madison Bumgarner’s continued dominance on the mound has the San Francisco Giants one win away from another world championship.