Special Photo Discount Tire, a tire and wheel retailer, announced the opening of its new store at 1665 Ga. Highway 138 S.E. in Conyers, near the crossroads of Ga. 138 and Old McDonough Road. It’s operated by 10 employees and is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The store is closed on Sundays.
Special Photo At Philips Arena. Rockdale Medical Center employee Vanessa Dameron is congratulated by Milton J. Little Jr., president of United Way, for her outstanding leadership in coordinating Rockdale Medical Center’s annual United Way campaign. Out of the 1,000 Atlanta area organizations that participated in the 2012 annual campaign, only five volunteer leaders, including Dameron, were honored as Be Greater Atlanta Outstanding Employee Campaign Manager/Leadership Chairs. In 2012 under Dameron’s leadership, through fundraisers and employee donations, Rockdale Medical Center raised just more than $35,000 in support of the United Way, representing a 50 percent increase over last year’s result.
Members of the Conyers-based Sharp Shooters photography club contributed these photographs to the Citizen images page.
Newton Citizen Polll for May 12, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Jacobi of Oxford announce the engagement of their daughter, Leah Rachael Jacobi, to James Corey Faust of Dawson., son of Melanie and Todd Kegler and Jim and Valerie Faust, all of Dawson.
Mr. and Mrs. James Brockman of Conyers announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Nicole Brockman, to Mark Allen Brado, son of Daniel Brado of Sacramento, Calif., and Cindria Brado of Monroe.
Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful recently congratulated 2013 Trash to Treasure art contest winner.
Porterdale Elementary School recently raised money for Relay for Life.
Special Photo Risk Management Associates owners, from left, Ben Payne and Jason Payne display the new iPad they won at a drawing sponsored by the Citizen newspaper for local business owners who attended a free marketing presentation by NRS Media.
Apollo Staffing, Inc. employees, from left, Connie Price, Kelsey English, Melissa Nash, Flora Tillman and Jamie Cummings pose with the 2013 Atlanta Business Chronicle's Pacesetter Award, an honor the business earned as one of Atlanta's fastest-growing companies.
Four Heritage football players signed college scholarships recently.
Newton County Jail Blotter for May 10, 2013.
Newton’s Micah Sneed is heading to West Georgia Tech in Carrollton.
John Clark, district store manager for Publix and Joe Bonner, manager of the Brown Bridge store, present a corporate gift check of $14,541 to Covington-Newton County United Way Administrative Assistant Pierrette Hall. The check was in addition to the $20,000 raised by the 100 employees of the Brown Bridge
Children's area at Covigton library is undergoing renovations.
There are a variety of dogs and cats available for adoption this week at the Newton and Rockdale animal shelters.
Health Reports for Newton and Rockdale counties for May 7, 2013.
Eastminster student Trent Fowler recently won champion at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association finals.
For those who are our elected officials who never pay attention to the absolute consequences of building communities where the greater majority of residents are renters, here is a concrete rule of thumb: The more renters you draw to your town the more services they will demand and you must provide by law!
The local Junior Master Gardener program is now accepting new members.
Bryce Johnson Birth
Conyers Garden Club awarded the landscape award for the month of April to Don and Gail Williams of 910 Post Oak Court. The large, park-like wooded lot features azaleas, dogwoods and flowering bulbs
The Newton Citizen Poll for May 5, 2013
Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston signed the proclamation for Federation Day.
The Newton County Jail Log for May 3, 2013.
School Crime Report for May 3, 2013
Rockdale resident Carrie Cooper, a senior at Paragon Academy in Conyers, recently signed an athletic scholarship to swim at South Georgia State College. Shown seated from left are Karen Miley, Corrine Cooper, Carrie Cooper, Julie Cooper and Vicki Chesney. Shown standing from left are Jeff Meyers, Billy Buchanan, David Cooper
Organizers are busy planning for what is being billed as the “Tea Party to end all Tea Parties,” set for Sunday afternoon May 12 at Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast on Monticello Street in Covington.
Heritage track and field athlete Ben Kennedy II signed a scholarship with Troy University.. Seated: B.J. Kennedy, Ben Kennedy II., Anselynn Kennedy. Standing: Ladele West, Brian Kicklighter, Jeremy Easley, Josh James, Chuck Landy
There are a variety of dogs and cats available for adoption this week at the Newton, Rockdale animal shelters.
What: "Driving Miss Daisy". When: April 25-27 and May 2-4 at 8 p.m.; and April 28 and May 5 at 3 p.m.. Where: Center Street Arts, 910 Center St. in Olde Town Conyers.
Newton County resident Bobby Waldrop, third from left, shown here with family members, recently retired from Dart Container Corporation, formerly Solo Cup, in Conyers after nearly 46 years with the company. Waldrop began his tenure with the business when the Conyers facility opened in November 1967. Waldrop’s future plans include spending time with his family and his church, through which he’ll attend a mission trip to the Philippines.
Providence Hospice, located at 100 Corporate Center Drive in Stockbridge, is having a yard sale on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to benefit the Alzheimer's Association and the Breast Cancer Association.
For tickets to Mother's Day Tea, call 770-760-1020.
Special Olympics Newton County held its opening ceremonies Monday.
Health Reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for April 30, 2013.
Hundreds of students, families and other community members recently participated in an annual Kate Caruso Light the Way balloon launch at Heritage High School.
Newton Citizen Poll for April 28, 2013.
Piedmont Academy — First Semester Honor Roll
Middle Ridge Elementary School — First Semester Honor Roll
The Conyers Garden Club met at the Nancy Guinn Library for its April meeting.