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Community Calendar for Feb. 28 and March 1

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

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THE RECIPE BOX: Roasted Brussels sprouts an easy, healthy side dish

Brussels sprouts, which by the way as I child I used to call mini-cabbages, have some great health benefits to this leafy green vegetables.

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Pine Street Elementary celebrates Black History Month

Pine Street Elementary celebrates Black History Month.

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Newton County jail food services director serves up hearty dishes and job skills | PHOTOS

Newton County jail food services director serves up hearty dishes and job skills

Michael Castenella operates Newton County jail kitchen with dedication.

Report: Conyers man becomes combative with girlfriend while trying to apply for social services

A Conyers man has been charged with aggravated assault after he reportedly became agitated filling out some social services paperwork and turned violent with his girlfriend.

Panhandler in Conyers become aggressive with customer and police

A panhandler became aggressive with a customer at a convenience store in Conyers who would not give him any money and would not let him pull his car out of the parking lot, forcing the customer to drive over the curb to get away, according to police reports.

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Newton County Theme School kindergarteners hold drive for Newton County Animal Control

Newton County Theme School kindergarteners hold drive for Newton County Animal Control.

Rockdale Citizen Poll for March 1, 2015

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

Blueberry plants and other fruits on sale in annual Rockdale Cooperative Extension Office fundraiser

Georgia leads nation in blueberry production; starters available for purchase through March 11

Gardeners can obtain blackberry, fig, raspberry and pomegranate plants, as well as six varieties of blueberries through the annual spring plant sale held by the Rockdale Cooperative Extension Office in Conyers, Ga.

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Newton County School System selects 2015 seniors as STAR Students

A new report from the Center for State and Local Finance indicates that Rockdale and Newton county school districts are still feeling the effects the Great Recession, with both systems having lost more than 30 percent of their per student tax digests between between fiscal years 2009 and 2014.

Newton County School System awards interactive panel contract to LeCroy Technology

The Newton County School System is going through with its motion to purchase interactive panels, but has awarded the contract for them to a different company than originally planned.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Walking the Holy Land a reminder of the call to oppose evil

I am coming to you today from Tiberius, on the Sea of Galilee., and what a week I am having. Remember when you used to write postcards from the beach that would get home before you did? Sure you do. They all read, “Having a great time; wish you were here. Well, I am having a great time, and I do wish you were here. I wish everyone could be here in the land where Jesus walked and taught and performed miracles.

Community Calendar for Feb. 27, 2015

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

Contractor owes supplier for Rockdale County park project

Rockdale County has rescinded a contract and could place an Athens company on a list of disqualified vendors after the company left local suppliers on the hook for building materials.

Winter storm a 'non-event' in Rockdale, Newton

A large winter storm that threatened to bring snow and ice to Rockdale and Newton counties turned out to be a “non-event” in terms of weather, but it served a purpose for those whose jobs involve emergency response.

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