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Community Calendar for Jan. 29, 2015

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

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Heritage High to perform its rendition of 'Once on This Island'

Heritage High’s Academy for Performing and Visual Arts is bringing a little bit of Caribbean ambience amid the local frigid temperatures.

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Georgia State Patrol Post 46 statewide leader in 2014 Toys for Tots campaign

The 2014 Toys for Tots campaign was deemed a success and Cpl. Richard Thacker, who coordinated the campaign for Georgia State Patrol Post 46 in Monroe, was recognized as the statewide leader for having collected more than 4,000 toys and $5,000 just out of the post that serves Rockdale, Newton and Walton counties.

Georgia Perimeter College's Newton Campus to have representation on GSU-GPC consolidation committee

After deciding to combine into one school on Jan. 6, Georgia Perimeter College and Georgia State University have appointed a consolidation committee.

Rockdale sweeps county swim meet again

Rockdale High School dominated the county pool once again.

Town hall meetings in Conyers, Lithonia designed to get youth involved

State Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler, D-Lithonia will host two Youth Town Hall meetings with the goal of giving young people an opportunity to meet elected officials, voice their opinions and engage in the political process.

Health Trust Rockdale set to accept health care grant applications

Health Trust Rockdale, the grant-making division of the Hospital Authority of Rockdale County, will accept applications Feb. 23-27 for the first of two grant cycles planned for 2015. Nonprofit or government agencies working to improve the physical and mental health of Rockdale residents are encouraged to consider applying.

Rockdale commissioners defer a vote on purchase of new Expedition for Chairman Oden

Rockdale commissioners voted Tuesday to defer a decision on the purchase of a new $44,756 Ford Expedition for use by Chairman Richard Oden.

Newton Medical Auxiliary to hold Dillard's vendor sale

Newton Medical Center Auxiliary is hosting a Dillard’s vendor sale on Feb. 3 and 4 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale will take place in the Main Lobby of the hospital.

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Sen. Rick Jeffares to chair Senate Regulated Industries Committee

Sen. Rick Jeffares, R – McDonough, has been named chair of the Senate Regulated Industries Committee for the 2015- 2016 legislative term by the Senate Committee on Assignments.

Newton County Sheriff's Office arrests second person in connection with beating of elderly man

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a second person in connection with the nearly fatal beating and robbery of an elderly Newton County man last week.

Wanda Powell

Wanda Denise Powell, age 54, of Conyers passed away Friday, January 23, 2015.

Donald Christian

Donald Christian, 55, of Conyers, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015.

Robert Housworth

Robert Bobby Housworth, age 82 of Conyers, died Sunday, January 25, 2015

Cherish Allen

Mrs. Cherish I Allen of Virginia Beach , Va passed on January 19, 2015.

Ellis Bateman

Ellis Bateman, age 73, of Canton, GA, formerly of Conyers, GA, passed peacefully on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family

Charles Brown

Charles Charlie Brown of Covington, passed away January 24, 2015, at the age of 81

Dorothy Ouellette

Mrs. Dorothy Dot Ouellette, age 81 of Conyers, died Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

Strong 3rd sends Alcovy past Rockdale

It was a tight first half between the girls basketball teams of Rockdale and Alcovy Tuesday night. The second half, though, belonged to the host Tigers.

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Rusty but smiling Woods reveals a full set of teeth

Tiger Woods, set to compete at the Waste Management Phoenix Open this week for the first time in 14 years, was in a humorous mood on Tuesday as he spoke about his rusty game and a repaired set of teeth.