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Steven B. "Punkin" Lambert

Steven B. Punkin Lambent, age 65, of Lilburn, died July 29, 2014.

Matthew (Matt) Toney

Matthew David (Matt) Toney, age 34, died July 22, 2014.

Farmer moving on up to Double-A

Buck Farmer is moving up in the professional baseball world.

New security measures cause delays on Lorraine's first day

While the first day of school got off to a good start at some Rockdale County Public Schools, many parents complained of waiting in long lines to walk their students to their classrooms at Lorraine Elementary on Monday morning.

Conyers adopts rollback millage rate

During a called meeting Wednesday, the Conyers City Council approved a 13.63 millage rate to support the $13.89 million budget that was passed in June.

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Getting ready for opener

A pair of Heritage lineman work on a drill during practice Wednesday in Conyers.

Marijuana packaged for sale, gun found during traffic stop

Deputy finds marijuana packaged as if for sale and a gun during traffic stop

Community Calendar for July 31, 2014

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

Deputy finds stolen checks from Newton County businesses during traffic stop

A Rockdale County deputy who pulled over a suspicious vehicle found approximately 30 checks apparently stolen from businesses and individuals in Newton County totaling nearly $2,800.

Parents sue Georgia school after teen found dead in gym mat

The parents of a Georgia teenager whose body was found in a rolled-up wrestling mat in his school gym are suing school officials for failing to stop bullying by classmates who may have beaten their son to death, their attorney said on Tuesday.

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Habeel wins state youth golf tourney

A local athlete became a state golf champion recently.

Josie McLaney

Josie Faye (Embry) McLaney, affectionately known as Jo, passed away July 28, 2014, at the age of 81.

David Ellis

Mr. David Russell Ellis, age 61 of Oxford, died Sunday, July 27, 2014.

Abe Hopkins

Abe Hopkins, age 6, of Covington passed away Monday, July 28, 2014.

Thornton Cowan

Thornton E. Cowan, age 87, of Lithonia, died July 29, 2014.

Community Calendar for July 30, 2014

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

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Authorities continue to warn of tailgate thieves

Local authorities continue to warn drivers of newer model Ford pickup trucks to be aware of a rash of tailgate thefts that has cropped up recently.

31st Fuzz Run set for Sept. 13

The Covington Police Department’s Fuzz Run, widely considered to be the largest participatory event in Newton County, will be run for the 31st time on Sept. 13.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Simple act of kindness outshines baseball greats

What an incredible weekend it was. To begin with, any time you can visit the Big Apple with 55 of your closest friends, you are having a good day.

COMMENTARY: Time to plan for the common good

A number of years ago, in a land not so far away, a group of political and civic leaders met to establish order in the midst of great political and economic turmoil.

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