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Newton County School System names Beaver Manufacturing as 2015 Partner of the Year

The Newton County School System and the Newton County Chamber of Commerce have named Beaver Manufacturing as the school district’s 2015 Partner of the Year for its dedication to a local school.

Newton Citizen Poll for May 10, 2015

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

Community calendar of events for May 8

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

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Josephine Kelly named Porterdale's Main Street director

Veteran economic development consultant formerly directed Covington Main Street program

The Porterdale, Ga., city council approved the appointment of veteran economic development consultant Josephine Kelly as director of the city’s Main Street program.

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SCRAPBOOK: Local NSDAR chapter honor veterans

The Colonel John McIntosh Chapter, NSDAR of Conyers, recently honored 39 Vietnam War Veterans during their Veterans program in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.

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Dentist honored by Emory

Dentist honored by Emory

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Covington resident hired as investment advisor at United Bank

Covington resident hired as investment advisor at United Bank

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Customer donations benefit students at Pine Street Elementary

Belk in Conyers donates $5,000 to Pine Street Elementary.

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Teen gospel singer to perform at Macedonia Baptist in Oxford

Local teen gospel singer Logan Smith will perform at the Golden Heirs meeting at Macedonia Baptist Church in Newton County on May 21.

Conyers teen dies in high-speed wreck

A Conyers teenager was killed last week and his passenger injured when the car he was driving struck a tree.

Community calendar of events for May 6

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

Newton Blotter, April 29-May 5

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.

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Conyers resident renovates miniature house

Conyers resident renovates miniature house.

Rockdale and Newton counties restaurant health scores, April 27-May 4

Restaurant health scores, April 27-May 4

Community calendar of events for May 5

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

Weekend calendar of events for May 2 and 3

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

Newton Citizen Poll for May 3, 2015

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

Rockdale County sheriff, local attorney to speak on citizens' rights when encountering police

Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett, and Conyers attorney Gary Washington will be on hand for Monday’s NAACP meeting to begin at 7:30 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, located at 1052 Barton St. in Conyers.

Community calendar of events for May 1

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

Newton Blotter, April 22-28

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.

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Ross Reed Tucker

Ross Reed Tucker was born on March 3 at Newton Medical Center.

Community calendar of events for April 29

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

Professionals under 40 encouraged to network, enjoy go-kart rides at event

Young Professionals of Newton County holds event at Atlanta Gran Prix Karting

Chamber offers members access to video business training library

Rockdale Chamber offering video business classes for members.

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Relay for Life: Night of celebration and remembrance

Annual Relay for Life event was a success in Newton County

Rockdale and Newton counties restaurant health scores, April 20-27

Restaurant health scores, April 20-27

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Pet of the Week: Rudy and Elsa

Rudy and Elsa are ready for adoption

Community calendar of events for April 28

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

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New season, new field for the Newton County Miracle League Athletes | PHOTOS

The grand opening of the Miracle League of Newton County Complex, located at Covington’s City Pond Park, was held Saturday morning.

Weekend calendar of events for April 25 and 26

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

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American Cancer Society: Relay for Life of Newton County | PHOTOS

The annual Relay for Life of Newton County event took place Friday evening at The Church At Covington.

Newton County man jailed for failure to appear for jury duty

A Newton County man spent two days in jail after he failed to appear for jury duty and apparently ignored summonses to appear before the Superior Court judge.

Newton Citizen Poll for April 26, 2015

Newton Citizen Poll

Conyers Rotary golf tournament set for May 1 at Cherokee Run

It’s almost time to tee up again for the Rotary Club of Conyers golf tournament, which will be played for the ninth consecutive year.

Airport Road closure causes school traffic problems in Newton County

A portion of Airport Road remains barricaded and closed as a result of flash flooding over the weekend, to the dismay of parents of students at Flint Hill Elementary School.

Community calendar of events for April 24

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

Taste of Conyers and car show slated for May 2

Olde Towne events feature samples from local restaurants, vintage cars, music and children’s activities

The annual Taste of Conyers and Conyers Car Show will be held on Saturday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Olde Town Conyers, Ga., featuring samples from local restaurants, vintage cars, music and fun activities for the children.

Newton Blotter, April 15-21

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.

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SCRAPBOOK: Conyers Garden Club appoints new officers

The Conyers Garden Club recently inducted its new officers for the 2015-2017 term.

MILITARY NEWS: Locals graduate from basic training

Ridley Rowe, Austin Williams and Rodolfo Michaca graduate from basic training.

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Rockdale’s Brown signs basketball scholarship

Dwayne Brown of Rockdale inked a basketball scholarship with Northern Oklahoma Junior College on Wednesday.

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Five Georgia Southern University students killed in crash

Five students were killed and two were injured in an accident along Interstate 16 near Savannah on Wednesday morning.

Community calendar of events for April 23

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 21

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

Thirty-one advance to Class AAAAAA track sectional after first day

Newton’s track team dominated the Region 2-AAAAAA track meet sending 15 participants to the Class AAAAAA Sectional after the first day region meet at Twelve Oaks Stadium on Monday.

Timely hitting propels Eastside over Hart County

The Eastside bats may not have been active but they got the hits when they needed them to beat Hart County 5-0 on six hits on Monday.

Rockdale and Newton counties restaurant health scores, April 13-20

Restaurant health scores, April 13-20

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Portion of Airport Road closed due to flood damage

Several roads in Newton County were closed after heavy rainfall over the weekend caused flash flooding in some areas.

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Pet of the Week: Sahara and Sarg

Sahara and Sarg are ready for adoption