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Karen Rohr

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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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RONDA RICH: Conversation a holiday tradition

Ronda Rich column

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Monastery bakery in full swing as monks prepare goodies for the holidays

Monastery bakery in full swing as monks prepare goodies for the holidays

Monks make biscotti for the holiday season.

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Newton Community Band's Christmas concert led by new conductor Alan Fowler

Newton Community Band’s Christmas concert led by new conductor

Alan Fowler leads the Newton Community Band in its annual Christmas concert.

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Rockdale County firefighter back to work three months after brain tumor

Rockdale County firefighter back to work three months after brain surgery.

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Southern Cruisers motorcycle club donates 10K to St. Jude Children's Hospital

Southern Cruisers donates $10K to St. Jude

Southern Cruisers motorcycle club donates 10K to St. Jude Children’s Hospital

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New Rockdale County Extension agent focuses on health, nutrition, youth

New Rockdale Extension agent focuses on health, nutrition, youth

Rockdale County Extension Office has new family and consumer science agent.

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Covington-based Operation Sandbox celebrates a decade of providing care packages to soldiers in Middle East

Operation Sandbox celebrates a decade of service

Operation Sandbox sends care packages to troops in Middle East.

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Rockdale firefigher opens dive shop in Covington

Dive shop opens in Covington

Rockdale firefigher opens dive shop in Covington

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East Georgia Paranormal offers ghost tours at Gaither Plantation in Newton County

Paranormal group invites those interested to historic home

Gaither Plantation setting for upcoming ghost tours.

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Covington author releases second zombie book, 'Z Day is Here: One Year Later'

Rob Fox publishes sequel to zombie book.

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Covington family seeks donations to help father with ALS purchase computer that generates speech for him

Family of man with ALS is soliciting donations for communication device.

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Conyers' Inspect-All celebrates 30 years of operation

Conyers’ Inspect-All celebrates 30 years of operation

Inspect-All Services turns 30.

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Newton resident marks 50 years as secretary to deans at Oxford College

Newton resident marks 50 years as secretary to deans at Oxford College

Newton resident marks 50 years as secretary to deans at Oxford College

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Walden's family restaurant in Covington keeps menu simple with catfish, chicken wings, tenders

Walden's family restaurant keeps menu simple with catfish, chicken wings, tenders

Walden’s family restaurant opens in Covington.

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New Depot Players present Noel Coward's classic comedy 'Blithe Spirit'

New Depot Players present classic comedy ‘Blithe Spirit’

The New Depot Players present “Blithe Spirit.”

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Breast cancer survivor finds joy in family, friends during her battle with disease

Breast cancer survivor finds joy in family, friends during battle with disease

Covington resident Lisa Baker battles breast cancer.

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Newton NAACP to honor Civil Rights leaders

Newton NAACP to honor lead organizers in Civil Rights movement.

Country music, family feel attract listeners to Music Barn

Highway 36 Music Barn offers music free to the public.

Country music, family feel attract listeners to Music Barn

Highway 36 Music Barn offers music free to the public.

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Macon IT company expands to Covington

Macon IT company expands to Covington

Macon IT company expands to Covington

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New extension agent ready to aid residents

New extension agent ready to aid residents

Rockdale County Cooperative Extension Office hires new agent.

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Concert benefits housing program for homeless families

Concert benefits housing program for homeless families

Phoenix Pass offers transitional housing for homeless families and will have a fund-raising concert.

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Covington resident joins JE Dunn Construction

Covington resident joins construction company as paralegal.

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Porterdale Bar and Grill new spot for wings, drinks and Fantasy Football

Porterdale Bar and Grill opens.

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