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Karen Rohr

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'Best is yet to come' for Salem graduates | PHOTOS

Salem High School graduates

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Rescue volunteers offer homes, socialization for dogs and cats

Rescue groups offer animal control dogs and cats a second chance

Animal rescues making a difference for dogs and cats at shelters.

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Free flights, leadership classes part of Civil Air Patrol cadet program

Newton Civil Air Patrol Squadron serves youth with cadet program.

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Non-profit coffee shop open in Olde Town Conyers

Awake Coffee Community blends people power, product

Awake coffee shop opens in Conyers.

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Spring concert marks three decades of song for Choral Guild

Spring concert marks three decades of song for Choral Guild

Spring concert marks three decades of song for Choral Guild

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Porterdale Woman's Club provides service, social outlet to community

Porterdale Woman’s Club turns 100

Porterdale Woman’s Club marks 100 years

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Hobbyist earns FlySafe certification

Remote control quadcopter hobbyist delves into aerial videography

Conyers man earns FlySafe seal for remote control copter.

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Choreographing the classics

Mozart’s life, music focus of Covington Regional Ballet performance

Covington Regional Ballet directors Ashley and Peter Swan have choreographed a ballet using excerpts from several of Mozart’s compositions and centered the storyline around a little known fact about his life — Mozart’s love of pets, specifically birds.

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Fairy Festival will take place on May 2

Chimney Park Fairy Festival offers family fun

Chimney Park hosts Fairy Festival

Festival at Parker Road Government Annex features veteran ceremonies, craft booths, children's activities

Conyers resident organizes festival to benefit Walk of Heroes Memorial.

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Bernard Lee provides vignettes of his childhood on military bases

Conyers resident writes of growing up on ’50s military bases

Conyers man writes memoir of growing up in military family.

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Humorous, touching play centers on spinster sisters living in the swamps of Florida

Southern Gothic tale ‘Sugar Bean Sisters’ set to open in Conyers

“Sugar Bean Sisters” play opens in Conyers

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Arts Association in Newton County, Southern Heartland Art Guild and Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts enrolling children for summer camps

Nonprofits offer kids arts camps

Non-profits in Newton, Rockdale offer summer art camps.

Reference USA data base offers access to 14 million employers

Rockdale library holds workshops for job seekers and businesses.

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Sosebee instrumental in developing memorial for veterans

WWII decorated veteran Bud Sosebee dies.

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Learn landscaping, vegetable gardening tips in Extension classes

Extension office offers monthly lunch-n-learn sessions on home gardening

The Rockdale County Extension Office is offering monthly lunch-n-learn gardening classes.

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Visual art, music among activities offered at bereavement camp

Longleaf Hospice offers free camp for grieving children

Longleaf Hospice is holding a bereavement day camp.

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Art hike unique way to explore Arabia Mountain

Art hike at Arabia Mountain offers guided walk, live music, visual art

Art hike at Arabia Mountain

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Covington First Methodist presents Bark for Life event to benefit Relay for Life

Dog lovers invited to Bark for Life at Chimney Park

Bark For Life raises funds for Relay for Life cancer research fundraiser.

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Tickets still available for NMC Auxiliary Gala

Auxiliary holds annual gala to benefit Newton Medical Center

Newton Medical Center Auxiliary holds its annual gala.

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Teens from Rockdale, Newton star in upcoming musical comedy, Daniel Radcliffe

Oxford Youth Singers present ‘How to Succeed in Business’

Oxford Youth Singers present “How to Succeed”

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Teens from Rockdale, Newton star in upcoming musical comedy, Daniel Radcliffe

Oxford Youth Singers present ‘How to Succeed in Business’

Oxford Youth Singers present “How to Succeed”

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Ennyluap offers classic, trendy, comfortable clothes

Conyers clothing designer competes in Belk Showcase

Conyers fashion designer finalist in Belk contest.

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Local woodworker creates dozens of designs with scroll saw

Rutledge woodworker to sell wares at Cherry Blossom Festival

Rutledge woodworker prepares pieces for Cherry Blossom Festival

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Community invited to support Special Olympics in 5K

Special Olympics 5K fundraiser provides uniforms, equipment for athletes

Rockdale Special Olympics is having a 5K fundraiser on March 14.

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Newton County jail food services director serves up hearty dishes and job skills | PHOTOS

Newton County jail food services director serves up hearty dishes and job skills

Michael Castenella operates Newton County jail kitchen with dedication.

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Find clothes for children and adults at Brandy's Hope Chest, a Covington consignment shop

Gently used clothing sells for discount prices at Hope Chest

Brandy’s Hope Chest opens in Covington

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New Depot Players presents 'Diviners'

'Diviners' drama a slice of life in Depression-era America

“The Diviners” opens in Conyers.

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Amici aims to please customers through great food, service

Amici Italian Cafe expands into Conyers

Amici Italian Cafe opens in Conyers.

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Fire Explorer offers hands-on experience

Covington Fire Dept. invites youth to Explorer Program

Covington Fire Department provides youth with Explorer Program.

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Mansfield couple credits God with helping them re-start their relationship after 35 years of separation

High school sweethearts find each other again after decades apart

Couple reunited after more than 30 years.

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Event features jobs in construction, health, manufacturing

Job fair set for March 4

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Fundraising dinner set for March 1 to benefit 4Sarah, non-profit that helps women caught in sex trade jobs

4Sarah helps women escape sex industry

4Sarah non-profit aims to assist sexually exploited women.

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Rockdale resident hopes book will help black boys lead productive lives

Local educator profiles successful black men

Local author pens book, “How to Be a Successful Black Man.”

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Newton County resident creates award-winning woodturning projects | PHOTOS

Newton County resident creates award-winning woodturning projects

Newton County man creates art through woodturning.

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Dog agility trials, set for Feb. 6-8 at Horse Park, show off canine's speed, grace | PHOTOS

Georgia International Horse Park hosts weekend of dog agility trials

Dog agility contest set for Feb. 6-8 at Georgia International Horse Park.

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Trumpet teacher invited to share music education tips with band leaders at state conference

Trumpet teacher invited to share sight reading tips with band leaders

Local music educator to teach sight reading techniques to band leaders.

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Kim's Closet boutique at Rockdale Medical Center offers free wigs, scarves for cancer patients

Boutique at Rockdale Medical Center offers free wigs, scarves for cancer patients

Kim’s Closet at RMC offers wigs and scarves for cancer patients.

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WildArt gallery opens on Covington Square

Local painter opens gallery on Covington Square

Art gallery opens on Square in Covington.

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Art gallery on Covington Square features paintings, photography, woodturned items, pottery

Covington resident Ann Wildmon opens gallery on Square.

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Former Rockdale resident pens biography of pioneer in magic, Dell O'Dell

Former resident pens biography about magic pioneer

Former Rockdale resident pens biography of pioneer in magic, Dell O’Dell

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Covington teen provides lead voice-over for upcoming Disney series guest starring George Takei, Mark Hamill, Bill Nye

Covington teen voice-over for character in Disney animated outer-space series

Covington’s Cullen McCarthy stars in upcoming animated Disney series, “Miles From Tomorrowland”

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RONDA RICH: Remember those who left us in 2014

Ronda Rich column

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Discover Point Church offers free Christmas Day dinner to those in need at the holidays

Discover Point Church offers free Christmas Day dinner to those in need

Discover Point and One Heart Ministries team up to offer Christmas Day dinner for community.

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Former Rockdale school superintendent publishes book on historic Georgia churches

Former Rockdale school superintendent publishes book on historic Georgia churches

Conyers resident Don Joiner publishes, “Faith of Our Fathers.”

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Maj. Justice receives Purple Heart, an award called the "true badge of courage" | PHOTOS

Peachtree City resident Major Patty Justice receives Purple Heart.

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Dancing into the holidays with "Nutcracker"

Covington Regional Ballet presents “Nutcracker.”

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New Depot Players presents holiday classic, 'Best Christmas Pageant Ever,' at Rockdale Auditorium

New Depot Players presents holiday classic, ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

New Depot Players presents, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”

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Newton youth choirs to sing holiday concerts

Newton youth choirs to sing holiday concerts

Oxford Youth Singers and Oxford Singing Children to perform holiday concert in Covington.

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