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Covington Fire Department provides safety tips for frying a turkey this Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, many Rockdale and Newton residents are looking forward to indulging in a succulent fried turkey, and the Covington Fire Department has a few safety tips for those wishing to fry their own bird.

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Newton County Sheriff's Office promotes three deputies

Sheriff Ezell Brown promotes Justin Howell and Jennifred Price to rank of corporal and Vincent Loveless to the rank of sergeant.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Recounting blessings during this time of thanks

My favorite column of the year, and the easiest to write, is the one that you are reading right now. Each year as the season of Thanksgiving approaches I realize that my blessings grow exponentially in total disproportion to my years on earth.

Rockdale Jail Blotter for Nov. 28, 2014

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, Conyers Police Department, Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.

Newton County man receives 3 life sentences for rape, child molestation charges

A Newton County man convicted of sexually abusing several young girls, including two family members, has been sentenced to three life sentences in prison.

Community Calendar for Nov. 26, 2014

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

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Local leaders say why they are thankful

Lists includes family, church, grits and Newton Rams

With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, the Citizen decided to ask some folks in Newton and Rockdale counties what they are thankful for, and the list included family, community, church, grits, kimchi, and the Newton High School football team’s success in the state tournament.

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Young Conyers native holds Thanksgiving food drive to benefit those in need

Young Conyers native holds Thanksgiving food drive to benefit those in need.

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Sharing and giving thanks at Heritage Hills Early Learning Center

Annual event ‘brings our families together’

Children ages 3 and 4 performed in the annual Thanksgiving program at Heritage Hills Early Learning Center an event at at Heritage Hills Baptist Church that “brings our families together, and children learn about sharing and giving thanks,” said Lisa Dawkins, director of the preschool.

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BOC ethics ordinance moves forward as Commissioner Van Ness’s proposal gains support

First reading of ordinance approved Tuesday

The first reading of an amended ethics ordinance that could — for the first time — lead to a fully-appointed Ethics Board was approved by Rockdale commissioners Tuesday morning.

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Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals | POLL

An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms contradicts conventional wisdom that Black Friday is when shoppers can get the most and biggest sales of the year.

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Pet of the Week: Edison and Bo

Edison and Bo are ready for adoption

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United Bank of Covington donates $5,000 to Miracle League of Newton County for baseball field

United Bank of Covington has made an ample donation to the Miracle League of Newton County, paving the way for a new feature to be constructed at its soon-to-be Miracle Field near City Pond Park.

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Will you shop on Thanksgiving or Black Friday?

In street and on Facebook, people give reasons to shop or not shop on the holiday and day after

The Citizen asked people in the streets and visitors to our Facebook pages if they will go Christmas shopping on Thanksgiving Day or Black Friday, and they expressed numerous reasons to shop or not shop on those days.

Law enforcement steps up patrol over the Thanksgiving weekend

Area law enforcement agencies will step up patrols this week in anticipation of heavy holiday traffic over the long Thanksgiving weekend.