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Rockdale Citizen Poll for Aug. 24, 2014

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

RCA gets new interim principal

Chris Mays has been appointed by the Rockdale County Board of Education as the new interim principal at Rockdale Career Academy.

Unemployment in Rockdale, Newton rises as state is ranked 50th in jobless rates

As Georgia is currently ranked 50th in the country for unemployment rates, the jobless rates in Rockdale and Newton counties went up in July.

Report: veteran accuses caretaker of emptying his checking account

A veteran claims his money was taken from a joint checking account shared with his caretaker, and veteran advocates say it happens but isn’t common.

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GPC Newton sees spike in dual enrollment students

Georgia Perimeter College’s Newton Campus has its highest number of dual enrollment students this semester than it has ever had.

College Football Hall of Fame makes it feel like football season all year long

College football kicks off in less than a week, but the new College Football Hall of Fame brings the feeling of the season all year long.

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Atlanta Audubon Society presents butterfly workshop at Panola Mountain

Atlanta Audubon Society presents butterfly workshop at Panola Mountain

Butterfly workshop at Panola Mountain State Park.

Conyers man charged with setting off pipe bomb in house

A Rockdale County man who severely injured himself when he allegedly set off a pipe bomb in his house last fall has been arrested and charged with manufacturing an explosive device.

ROB JENKINS: Families with elders should choose right caregiver

I became interested in Elder Care when my grandmother died while I was still in college. Even though she suffered from dementia, Grandma and I were very close. We used to joke that she couldn’t remember the names of her 7 children, but she always remembered mine.

Rockdale nips Heritage for second straight season

The Rockdale football team sure has enjoyed its two recent visits to Evans Memorial Stadium.

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Atlanta Press Club inducts Conyers native Claude Sitton into Hall of Fame

Award-winning journalist and Rockdale native Claude Sitton to be inducted into Atlanta Press Club Hall of Fame.

Pats take two from Alcovy on volleyball court

After a slow start, the Heritage volleyball pulled away from a local rival Thursday.

Bobby Eberhardt

Mr. Bobby Lewis Eberhardt, age 87 of Loganville, GA, formerly of Decatur, GA, passed away on Wednesday, August 20, 2014.

Hazel Lassiter

Mrs. Hazel Smith Lassiter, 93 of Autryville passed away peacefully at the Autumn Care, Fayetteville on Thursday, August 21, 2014.

Big plays help give Rams 48-21 win over Berkmar

Newton came out and were explosive against Berkmar to start the season converting six plays of more than 25 yards as they won their home-opener 48-21 at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.

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Williams looking to wave American flag again

Serena Williams will once again be counted on to wave the Stars and Stripes at the U.S. Open as she takes centre stage at New York’s Flushing Meadows with the next generation of American tennis hopefuls waiting in the wings.

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Chilly for charity

Local man takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to new levels.

Blood drive scheduled Tuesday at Oxford City Hall

The Newton County 911 Center is sponsoring a blood drive on Tuesday.

Prostitution offenses now included in city ordinance

The City Council approved Wednesday an amendment to its disorderly conduct ordinance that addresses people who arrange or participate in the acts of prostitution or pandering.

Teens charged with entering auto, statutory rape

A rash of cars being broken into earlier this summer has led to the discovery of the statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl and potential charges of check fraud.

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