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John Hart

The world has lost a gentle soul. John Dexter Hart, 74, passed away April 29, 2015 after a brief illness.

Diane Tate

Mrs. Diane Long Tate, age 80 of Conyers, died Friday, May 22, 2015

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Newton High School has special place in hearts of Class of 2015 | PHOTOS

The last hurrah from the class of 2015 echoed through the sanctuary of Springfield Baptist Church Saturday afternoon as more than 450 Newton High School seniors were handed their diplomas in the presence of gathered family and friends.

Weekend calendar of events for May 23 and 24

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

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Alcovy High School graduates move forward with solid foundation | PHOTOS

In a warm-hearted, excitement-filled and sometimes emotional ceremony, the Alcovy High School class of 2015 accepted their diplomas and turned their tassels Saturday morning.

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'Best is yet to come' for Salem graduates | PHOTOS

Salem High School graduates

End of the school year photos from Rockdale and Newton counties students | PHOTOS

Readers submitted their end of the year photos of Rockdale and Newton county graduates and students, showing off their caps and gowns, first day and last day of school collages and photos of students with their awards and certificates.

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Success defines Rockdale County High School's Class of 2015 | PHOTOS

Rockdale County High School graduates surpassed their predecessors by accepting about $9 million in academic and athletic scholarships and awards this year.

Memorial Day observance at Walk of Heroes in Rockdale County

Sen. Hunter Hill, R-Atlanta, will present Memorial Day remarks at a ceremony Monday hosted by the Walk of Heroes/Veterans War Memorial at Black Shoals Park in Conyers. The Memorial Day observance is set for 7 p.m.

ROB JENKINS: Which type of parent are you?

We all know some parents are too strict and others too lenient. But according to research conducted by the Center for Teacher Effectiveness, it’s not quite that simple. Parenting styles can actually be placed on a continuum, with four main types.

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Motor racing-Indy on edge after crash-filled run-up to 500

Jittery motorsports fans were bracing for a risky Indianapolis 500 on Sunday with a crash-filled buildup to the ‘Greatest Spectacle in Racing’ leaving a mix of excitement and dread hanging over the famed Brickyard.

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High school graduation weekend in full swing

Graduation is in full swing in Rockdale and Newton counties with commencement ceremonies continuing into the day Saturday.

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Commissioner Nesbitt to host job readiness event for those seeking work

Rockdale County Post 1 Commissioner Oz Nesbitt is hosting a job readiness event that is designed to help those looking for jobs find local employment opportunities.

Rockdale Citizen Poll for May 24, 2015

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

Divorced couple killed in apparent murder-suicide

A divorced couple died late Thursday night in an apparent murder-suicide in Covington.

Seniors invited to free health fair

Rockdale County Senior Services is inviting the public to the annual Sickness Prevention Achieved through Regional Collaborations, or S.P.A.R.C, fair to be held from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 28, at the Olivia Haydel Senior Center located at 1240 Dogwood Drive in Conyers.

DARRELL HUCKABY: A baseball legend turns 90

While I wasn’t playing real close attention Yogi Berra turned 90 last week. Where did my childhood go?

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Newton County names top candidate for interim county manager

Harry E. Owens, a senior human resources practitioner who is currently working under contract for Newton County, has been identified as the top candidate to fill the county manager’s position on an interim basis.

North Carolina receives notice of academic fraud allegations

The University of North Carolina said Friday it has received notice from the NCAA regarding allegations of academic fraud committed within the athletic department.

Lakers star Bryant expected to step away after next season

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak created some buzz by saying future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant had told him that next season would be his last with the Lakers, but the team said on Friday that was no surprise.