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Former walk-on Alford to start for Jackets

From walk-on to starter, Chase Alford’s come a long way.

Serita Shepherd

Mrs. Serita A. Shepherd, age 66 of Conyers, died Thursday, August 27, 2015.

Linda Henderson

Ms. Linda C. Henderson, age 69 of Conyers, died Thursday, August 27, 2015.

Iris Laster

Iris Major Laster, age 74, of Conyers, GA passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Charles Hunsucker

Mr. Charles Raymond Hunsucker, age 88 of Conyers, died Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

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Fan who died after falling from upper deck at Turner Field during Braves game ID'd

A fan fell from the upper deck at Turner Field during Saturday's Atlanta Braves game against the New York Yankees.

Newton crushes Meadowcreek 55-0 in home opener

Newton struck early and often as the Rams never gave Meadowcreek a chance as they went on to win their home opener 55-0 Saturday night at Homer Sharp Stadium.

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RONDA RICH: Some things old are new again

Ronda Rich column

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Free concert on the Square on Sept. 11

Covington band Drive Time to play on Square

Drive Time to play in Covington on Sept. 11

ROB JENKINS: Why in the world do we still tolerate the TSA?

Imagine a retail store whose sole reason for existence, it seems, is not to make shopping a pleasure or create satisfied customers but to prevent those customers from shoplifting.

Eastside dominates Alcovy in season opener

The team of Austin Holloway and Josh Sims were too much for Alcovy’s defense as the two connected three times for touchdowns as the Eagles beat their county rival 41-0 at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.

JACK SIMPSON: On Candid Camera, be right, look right

It was back in 1955 when I took my oath as a Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation. I got to meet and greet Director J. Edgar Hoover who, when he shook my hand and congratulated me, gave me a friendly reminder. “Special Agent Simpson,” he said, “always remember you not only have to be right, you have to look right.”

Iris Laster

Iris Major Laster, age 74, of Conyers, GA passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Salem has no trouble with Rockdale in season opening win

Other than a fourth quarter fight that led to a dozen ejections, things couldn’t have gone much better for the Salem football team in its season opener.

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Newton Grows

Check out these agricultural scenes in Newton County.

Committee: Form solid waste authority, phase out convenience centers

Establishing a solid waste authority and transitioning away from the county’s convenience/recycling centers to curbside pickup for solid waste were among the recommendations revealed Thursday by Newton County’s Citizens Solid Waste Committee.

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Boys & Girls Club fundraiser set for Sept. 11 at Olde Town Pavilion | PHOTOS

Boys & Girls Club serves 200 in after-school program

Boys & Girls Club holds annual fundraiser.

'The Originals' shoot to close some Olde Town streets Monday

Full day of filming to affect Railroad and Center streets

Bonanza Productions Inc. will shoot scenes for ‘The Originals’ television series on August 31 in Olde Town Conyers, Ga., and two streets will be closed much of the day.

Police investigate midnight shooting on McCords Corner

Conyers police are working to identify suspects believed to be involved with the shooting of a Blakely man earlier this week.