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Antonucci Michael

Michael A. Antonucci ,Jr. age 50, of Lithonia, died November 21, 2014. Henry Funeral Home, Lithonia, 770-482-4411, henryfuneral.com

Cathy Fox

Cathy Plunkett Fox, age 65, of Loganville, died Monday, November 17, 2014

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Readers find adventure, mischief in children’s tale, ‘The Great Thanksgiving Escape’

Terri Schlichenmeyer reviews, “The Great Thanksgiving Escape”

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THE RECIPE BOX: Cranberry Brie bites make lovely, tasteful dish for Thanksgiving

This dish is great for a beginner cook, and one that will simply impress your family and friends for Thanksgiving.

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RONDA RICH: Conversation a holiday tradition

Ronda Rich column

Cathy Fox

Cathy Plunkett Fox, age 65, of Loganville, died Monday, November 17, 2014

St. Pius knocks Eastside out of AAAA playoffs

The punishing option attack of the St. Pius football team kept chugging along in the Class AAAA state playoffs.

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Bills-Jets moved to Detroit, Monday

With Ralph Wilson Stadium rendered unplayable by more than five feet of snow in the greater Buffalo area, the Bills and Jets Week 12 game is moving to Wilson’s hometown of Detroit.

Braves ready to trade Justin Upton

The Atlanta Braves reportedly are receiving plenty of interest from teams about outfielder Justin Upton and are intent on trading him.

Sheriff Levett, school superintendent prepare for Ferguson, Mo., decision

Area officials have attended meetings this week in preparation for any protests that may result of the decision expected any time out of the grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., but Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett said he expects citizens in Rockdale County will react peacefully, regardless the outcome.

Falcons, Browns need win as playoffs loom

Every game looms large for the Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons, who are in tight division title races as they prepare to square off Sunday in Atlanta.

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Hopper signs with Emmanuel College

Eastside’s Madison Hopper recently inked with with Emmanuel College after a successful senior year for the Lady Eagles.

Covington police arrest Decatur man in fake bomb threat to C.R. Bard

A Decatur man has been arrested after police determined that he called in a bomb threat to C.R. Bard in Covington earlier this week.

Oxford to celebrate its 175th anniversary at Old Church

Event features address by historian of Methodism and free commemorative book

The City of Oxford will celebrate the 175th anniversary of its founding on Dec. 6 with a convocation at the Old Church. The celebration, which begins at 11 a.m., will feature an address by the Rev. Dr. Herchel Sheets, historian of Methodism in Georgia.

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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.

Chief of staff retirement prompts some Rockdale County school system changes

Members of the Rockdale County Board of Education and the superintendent’s cabinet gave retiring Chief Operating Officer Eugene Baker a standing ovation at Thursday night’s board meeting, Baker’s final meeting before beginning his retirement.

Clayton County men accused of playing Keno without paying

Two Clayton County men have been arrested after they allegedly defrauded several convenience stores in Newton County on Thursday of Keno lottery slips.

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Rockdale man charged with selling counterfeit Viagra and Cialis

A Rockdale County man has been arrested on suspicion that he was selling counterfeit Viagra and Cialis pills from a manufacturer located in China.

Rockdale Citizen Poll for Nov. 23, 2014

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

LETTER: Public comment change a disservice to citizens

Those who follow and attend Newton County Board of Commissioners meetings deplore the vote of Nov. 18th to move citizen comments to the end of each meeting.

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