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RMC employee honored by United Way

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.

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Local photography club invites new members

Members of the Conyers-based Sharp Shooters photography club contributed these photographs to the Citizen images page.

Newton Citizen Poll for May 12, 2013

Newton Citizen Polll for May 12, 2013

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Jacobi - Faust Engagement

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.

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Wilbanks-Bennett Wedding

Wilbanks-Bennett Wedding

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Brockman - Brado Engagement

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.

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KCNB names Trash to Treasure winner

Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful recently congratulated 2013 Trash to Treasure art contest winner.

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Principal, coach raise money for Relay for Life

Porterdale Elementary School recently raised money for Relay for Life.

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Risk Management wins Citizen drawing

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.

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Apollo Staffing honored

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.

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Quartet of Patriots sign

Four Heritage football players signed college scholarships recently.

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Movin' to the Music

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Newton County Jail Blotter for May 10, 2013

Newton County Jail Blotter for May 10, 2013.

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Sneed signing

Newton’s Micah Sneed is heading to West Georgia Tech in Carrollton.

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Publix donates to United Way

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

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Reading renovation

Children's area at Covigton library is undergoing renovations.

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Twinkles and Samantha are looking for new homes

There are a variety of dogs and cats available for adoption this week at the Newton and Rockdale animal shelters.

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Thanks for the help

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Catch of the Day

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A shopping dream

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Health Reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for May 7, 2013

Health Reports for Newton and Rockdale counties for May 7, 2013.

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Student wins at equestrian finals

Eastminster student Trent Fowler recently won champion at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association finals.

Letter: More rental units a bad deal for Conyers

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!

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Junior Master Gardeners looking for new members

The local Junior Master Gardener program is now accepting new members.

Bryce Johnson Birth

Bryce Johnson Birth

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Yard of the month for April

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

Newton Citizen Poll for May 5, 2013

The Newton Citizen Poll for May 5, 2013

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Mayor signs proclamation for women's clubs

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston signed the proclamation for Federation Day.

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Strike up the bands

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Newton County Jail Log for May 3, 2013

The Newton County Jail Log for May 3, 2013.

School Crime Report for May 3, 2013

School Crime Report for May 3, 2013

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Cooper signs with South Georgia State

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

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Tickets still available for Mother's Day Tea planned for Twelve Oaks

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.

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Heritage's Kennedy signs with Troy

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

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Going up

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Mopsy, Ebony are just waiting to be picked up

There are a variety of dogs and cats available for adoption this week at the Newton, Rockdale animal shelters.

Miss Daisy box

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.

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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.

Hospice holds cancer, Alzheimer's fundraiser

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.

Correction for Tea Party reservations

For tickets to Mother's Day Tea, call 770-760-1020.

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A special parade

Special Olympics Newton County held its opening ceremonies Monday.

Health Reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for April 30, 2013

Health Reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for April 30, 2013.

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Students, community launch balloons for former student

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

Newton Citizen Poll for April 28, 2013.

Piedmont Academy -- Honor Roll

Piedmont Academy — First Semester Honor Roll

Middle Ridge Elementary School -- Honor Roll

Middle Ridge Elementary School — First Semester Honor Roll

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Conyers Garden Club

The Conyers Garden Club met at the Nancy Guinn Library for its April meeting.

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Fils -- Pollock Engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Fils of Oxford announce the engagement of their daughter, Blair Renee Fils of Oxford, to Samuel Christopher Pollock of Augusta, son of Drs. Jennifer and David Pollock of Augusta.