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NewRock Legal Society recognized for four years of service

The efforts of the NewRock Legal Society over the past four years were recognized Tuesday by the Rockdale County Commissioners

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Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson announces Parkinson's diagnosis

He said the diagnosis won’t affect his bid for re-election in 2016.

Conyers Police Department offers Junior Police Academy

Young people who are interested in learning more about being a police officer are invited to join the Conyers Police Department’s Junior Police Academy.

Rockdale and Newton counties restaurant health scores, June 1-8

Restaurant health scores, June 1-8

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Pet of the Week: Beau and Sassy

Beau and Sassy are ready for adoption

Weekend calendar of events for June 6 and 7

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

Covington, Conyers police departments team up for pandering sting

Joint operations by the Conyers Police Department and Covington Police Department resulted in the arrest of 20 men on pandering and other charges late last week and early this week.

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Federal funding issues not detouring local road projects

With federal dollars questionable, GDOT counts on revenue from state’s Transportation Funding Act

Although divisions in the US Congress have delayed full funding of the federal transportation program, which would better allow for long-range state planning, Georgia Department of Transportation construction projects in Rockdale and Newton counties don’t seem to be affected.

Newton Citizen Poll for June 7, 2015

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

Newton Blotter, May 27 to June 2

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.

Family Fun Day set for Saturday at Turner Lake

Family Fun Day set for Saturday at Turner Lake

Nominations being taken for Leadership Rockdale

Leadership Rockdale accepting applications

United Bank offers fraud prevention app

United Bank rolls out new app

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Newton leaders graduate from economic development training

Newton leaders graduate from economic development training

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Conyers native Thompson promoted in Comptroller of Currency Office

Conyers native promoted in comptroller’s office.

Missing Covington woman found safe in Jackson County

A Covington woman who went missing more than a week ago has been found safe in Jackson County, according to a published report.

Rockdale and Newton counties restaurant health scores, May 25 to June 1

Restaurant health scores, May 25 - June 1

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Aubrae Gunderson Scholarship recipients named

The winners of the annual Aubrae Gunderson Memorial Scholarship have been named. The scholarships have been offered every year since 2006 to Heritage High School student-athletes and every year since 2010 to student-athletes from other Rockdale County high schools.

Weekend calendar of events for May 30 and 31

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

Newton Citizen Poll for May 31, 2015

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

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Certified Quality Breast Center recognized at Newton Medical

Newton Medical Center’s Women’s Diagnostic Center has been recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program. This designation represents a commitment by the breast center to provide the highest level of breast health care to patients in the community.

Community calendar of events for May 28

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

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Run with the monks

Monastery of the Holy Spirit 5K set for June 6.

Outdoor events scheduled in Arabia Mountain area

Roll into summer with free bike rentals, guided river paddles, campfire stories and more

With school children at home for the summer recess, temperatures rising and the sunscreen coming out, there’s good news for area families. The partners of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area are gearing up for an exhilarating line-up of outdoor adventures.

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Four Newton County graduates earn full-ride scholarships

Four Newton County School System seniors have earned a full-ride scholarship to the college or university of his or her choice.

Newton Blotter, May 20-26

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.

Rockdale and Newton counties restaurant health scores, May 18-25

Restaurant health scores, May 18-25

Community calendar of events for May 27

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

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Forty children receive free bikes, helmets, locks from Golden State Foods Foundation

Golden State Foods holds a bike building event for needy children.

School choice options available for special needs students

Parents of students with disabilities who meet the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Eligibility criteria may request to have their child attend another public or private school.

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Pet of the Week: Kurt and Tom

Kurt and Tom are ready for adoption

Weekend calendar of events for May 23 and 24

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

End of the school year photos from Rockdale and Newton counties students | PHOTOS

Readers submitted their end of the year photos of Rockdale and Newton county graduates and students, showing off their caps and gowns, first day and last day of school collages and photos of students with their awards and certificates.

Memorial Day observance at Walk of Heroes in Rockdale County

Sen. Hunter Hill, R-Atlanta, will present Memorial Day remarks at a ceremony Monday hosted by the Walk of Heroes/Veterans War Memorial at Black Shoals Park in Conyers. The Memorial Day observance is set for 7 p.m.

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High school graduation weekend in full swing

Graduation is in full swing in Rockdale and Newton counties with commencement ceremonies continuing into the day Saturday.

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Commissioner Nesbitt to host job readiness event for those seeking work

Rockdale County Post 1 Commissioner Oz Nesbitt is hosting a job readiness event that is designed to help those looking for jobs find local employment opportunities.

Newton Citizen Poll for May 24, 2015

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

Seniors invited to free health fair

Rockdale County Senior Services is inviting the public to the annual Sickness Prevention Achieved through Regional Collaborations, or S.P.A.R.C, fair to be held from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 28, at the Olivia Haydel Senior Center located at 1240 Dogwood Drive in Conyers.

Newton Blotter, May 13-19

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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Practice makes perfect: High school seniors graduate this weekend

High school seniors graduate this weekend

This weekend will be an exciting time for Newton County seniors who will celebrate graduation from high school.

Community calendar of events for May 21

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

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Newton Medical, Piedmont finalize partnership details

Newton Medical Center and Piedmont Healthcare have finalized details for the addition of NMC to the Piedmont network, it was announced Thursday morning.

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SCRAPBOOK: Conyers Garden Club celebrates Garden Week

In April Conyers Garden Club members met celebrated Garden Week in Georgia.

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: George Eidson

George Henry Eidson was born on May 11 at Northside Hospital.

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Liam Langford

Liam Langford was born on May 11 at Rockdale Medical Center.

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C.R. Bard honors employees with awards

CR Bard honors employees

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Pegasus Award given to HR Department

Rockdale County HR wins award.

Community calendar of events for May 21

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

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Pegasus Award given to HR Department

Rockdale County HR wins award.

Community calendar of events for May 20

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