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Trees removed to make way for widening of Railroad Street

Some large oak trees were removed recently as part of the eight-month project to widen and improve Railroad Street.

Rockdale Citizen Poll for July 27, 2014

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

Rockdale Jail Blotter for July 25, 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.

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'Bessie' filming schedule causes frustration for Olde Town businesses

Olde Town merchants, officials frustrated that streets in Olde Town closed Thursday for film crews.

JACK SIMPSON: Trouble on the border

While out on the campaign trail fundraising, our president recently went to Colorado for a beer and some pool, after which he headed for Texas. But, he did not head to the border where Gov. Rick Perry says the surge of arriving children from Central America is “a humanitarian crisis.”

DARRELL HUCKABY: Georgians have achieved Grady's dream of a 'New South'

We have just passed the 150th anniversary of the Battle for Atlanta, which occurred during the recent unpleasantness between the North and the South.

Community Calendar for July 25, 2014

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

HONOR ROLL: Newton High School

Newton High School names students to the honor roll.

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Maxwell Strange

Maxwell Jackson Strange was born on June 29 at Rockdale Medical Center.

Sword-wielding man shot by police expected to recover

The man who was shot by a Covington Police Department officer after allegedly charging at him with a large sword is expected to recover from his wound.

Covington woman arrested in latest Conyers Police Department prostitution sting

Conyers police target prostitutes in latest undercover sting operation.

Jobless rates up in Rockdale, Newton

The Georgia Department of Labor has released statistics indicating that unemployment rates have gone up slightly in Rockdale and Newton counties during the month of June, mirroring the statewide trend of a minor pickup in the number of unemployed residents.

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Covington officer shoots man wielding sword | VIDEO

A man wielding a sword was shot by a Covington police officer Wednesday afternoon after the suspect allegedly charged at the officer with the weapon.

Law enforcement protects, serves in various ways

Law enforcement officers are called on to respond to a wide range of incidents, such as violent crimes or tragic accidents. However, a great number of the calls sheriff’s deputies and police officers handle are simply assisting the community.

Man wanted in Conyers, Newton County on child porn charges booked into jail

Fugitive in jail in Florida brought to Newton County to face child pornography charges here

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