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Pat Butler

Patti Jo Forlines Butler (Pat) of Covington, passed away October 4, 2015, at the age of 86

Barney Garrett

Mr. Barney Robertson Garrett, age 93 of Conyers, died Monday, October 5, 2015

Woodrow Wilkerson

Woodrow Thomas Wilkerson of Covington, passed away October 6, 2015, at the age of 61

Albert Head

Albert Winfred Head of Covington, Georgia passed away on October 5, 2015.

Leisa Hardenbrook

Leisa Estelle Hardenbrook, age 62 of Loganville, passed away Sunday, October 04, 2015.

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Chris Smith blasts mayor over public letter announcing proposed 'mega-development'

Councilman says mayor erred in publicizing information from closed executive sessions about high-end retail complex

Councilman Chris Smith sharply criticized Mayor Ronnie Johnston at Monday’s Covington, Ga., City Council meeting, saying that the mayor should not have publicized information discussed in council executive sessions.

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Newton County Sheriff's Office places pink ribbons on patrol cars in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Each NCSO patrol vehicle is outfitted with a pink ribbon in show of support for Breast Cancer Awareness.

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Blimp Bliss

Goodyear Blimp moors at Covington Municipal Airport, giving informative rides, training pilots and heading for a Florida State football game

A nearly brand new Goodyear Blimp moored at Covington Municipal Airport on a mission of giving informative rides, training pilots and covering a Florida State football game

Weekend arguments lead to several reports of gunfire

Several Newton County residents resort to shooting guns during arguments this past weekend.

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Alcovy High School Homecoming Victory

Enjoy these scenes from the Alcovy High School homecoming victory Friday night over Lakeside, 15-12.

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Annual Honor Run set for Nov. 8 at Walk of Heroes

Honor Flight Conyers will host its fourth annual 5K Honor Run road race to benefit the program that helps make it possible for America’s veterans to visit the war memorials in Washington, D.C.

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Public urged to attend meetings about Hurst Road roundabout, Sigman Road widening

Right-of-way acquisition for Parker Road project creates headache for Weatherstone subdivision residents

Rockdale County is hosting two public meetings this month about pending transportation projects, while one project underway has caused friction with Weatherstone Homeowners Association.

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Georgia Artists with Disabilities exhibit at Nancy Guinn through Oct. 26

Georgia Artists with Disabilities exhibit at Nancy Guinn

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Braves season-ending report: Offense must improve

The Atlanta Braves completed the first phase of their complete makeover, with an emphasis on acquiring a group of strong young pitchers and restocking a farm system that had deteriorated into one of the worst in the National League.

Major League Baseball talks to DraftKings after revelation about employee winnings

Major League Baseball said on Tuesday it was surprised to learn that fantasy sports operator DraftKings, in which it has an equity investment, allowed its employees to participate in contests and has reached out to the company to discuss the matter.

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Aces Arrieta, Cole hold wild-card hopes

Jake Arrieta wasn’t an All-Star, but the Chicago Cubs right-hander swears he was made for this big stage, Wednesday’s National League wild-card game.

Family Campfire event set at Charlie Elliott

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is sponsoring a free Family Campfire event at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center this Saturday, Oct. 10, from 7-9 p.m. The program will include stories, games, a live animal presentation, and, of course, s’mores.

Newton answers the call to Rise Up

The war cry for Newton is “Rise Up” and that’s exactly what they did to take control of the destiny towards becoming Region 2-AAAAAA football champions.

Rockdale Citizen Poll question

The Rockdale Citizen Poll question for this week is: “Several round-abouts are proposed for development in Rockdale County, including one at Hurst, Klondike and McDaniel Mill roads. Do you think round-abouts are an effective traffic control device?”

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Heritage softball back in familiar spot

In some ways, the 2015 season for the Heritage High School softball team began in 2014.