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HBO strikes deal with Amazon to stream shows

Amazon will begin streaming some HBO shows to its premium customers next month, the companies said on Wednesday, in a move that could lure subscribers away from Netflix Inc, a company they both compete with.

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Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o named People's most beautiful woman

It's been a big year for Lupita Nyong'o. After winning an Oscar and a lucrative advertising deal the actress was named on Wednesday as the world's most beautiful woman for 2014 by People magazine.

Eagles win a slugfest at Stephens County

The Eastside baseball team refused to lose in their second game of the series against Stephens County as the Eagles topped the Indians 16-14 in nine innings on Tuesday.

Jeffrey McDonald

Jeffrey Lee McDonald, age 42, passed away on March 28, 2014. Survived by his parents John & Brenda McDonald, his sister Tammie Conner, brother-in-law Charles Conner, two ...

Glenn P. Rhodes

Glenn P. Rhodes, age 87, of Conyers, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014. Peachtree Cremation Society. www.peachtreecremation.com

Roger Allen Stanton

Mr. Roger Allen Stanton, age 49 of Conyers, died Friday, April 18, 2014. Roger is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Emma Stanton. He ...

Jerry McLeroy

Jerry Odean McLeroy passed away April 20, 2014, at his home in Covington. He was 84 years of age at the time of his death. Mr. McLeroy ...

Jan Minix Railey

Jan Minix Railey, age 56, of Covington, died April 21, 2014. For many years she worked as a bartender and delivered papers for the Rockdale Citizen ...

Shelton, Pats win region soccer title

The brilliance of Faith Shelton on the soccer field was on full display Tuesday, and for the Heritage girls soccer team it couldn’t have come at a better time.

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Spurs’ Popovich named Coach of the Year

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich credits his players for rebounding in resilient fashion from what he considers the most devastating defeat in his coaching tenure with the franchise — Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals — to post the best record in the league a year later.

Knicks, Kerr might not be match

Steve Kerr played for Phil Jackson in Chicago, they dine together when TNT basketball assignments put Kerr in the same city and there is no pretending the hypothetical coaching conversation between them would be a new one.

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Wood proves sturdy as starter

Because of Alex Wood’s quirky delivery, the Atlanta Braves thought he might be most effective in short doses coming out of the bullpen.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

KCNB holds Earth day event

Morgan Co. deputy charged with child molestation

NCSO: Incidents reportedly occurred in Newton Co.

A Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputy — and former Newton County Sheriff’s Office deputy — was arrested by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office Monday on allegations that he inappropriately touched a young girl several years ago.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Education at the mercy of misguided legislation

It’s the silly season again in U.S. education — although I am not sure there is any other kind these days.

JEFF MEADORS: Scorecard shows schools have much work to do

Report cards are out and PR machines are in full spin mode.

Community Calendar for April 22, 2014

The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties.

SUV bursts into flames after crashing during police chase

A South Carolina man fleeing from deputies crashed his car and had to be pulled from the wreckage after it burst into flames.

Man wanted for selling cocaine arrested for family violence

A Conyers man wanted by deputies on multiple counts selling cocaine was arrested last weekend when he forced his way into a home two different times on the same night and struck the mother of his children.

Commissioners accused of unfairly denying day care permit

Comments made at the Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning prompted one commissioner to indicate he might be willing to revisit a vote that prevented a church from adding full-day child care to its services.

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