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NCSO Cpl. Kenneth Kent receives Medal of Honor for risking his life while helping to save another

Newton County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Kenneth Kent receives Medal of Honor for his actions in subduing a suicidal woman as she was reaching for a gun.

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Kate Caruso Light the Way Fundraiser and Scholarship Fund to be held

A fundraising event for drama scholarships commemorating a former Rockdale County student will take place on April 21.

Rockdale Jail Blotter for March 27, 2015

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 Blotter, March 18-24

Newton jail log for week March 18-24

Community calendar of events for March 27, 2015

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

Covington Baxter plant in Stanton Springs part of Baxalta spinoff

After years of anticipating the “Baxter effect,” locals will have to adopt a new phrase to refer to the company’s economic impact on the area — the “Baxalta effect.”

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Early morning burgarly at Dunkin Donuts stalls commuters' coffee fix

Sometime around 1 a.m., a suspect threw a rock through the front glass door of Dunkin Donuts located at 2280 Salem Road. The suspect then entered the store and stole multiple cash registers that contained small amounts of cash.

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Rockdale County seeks $1 million grant for improvements to Milstead neighborhood

Rockdale County is pursuing a $1 million Community Development Block Grant that would connect 37 residences along Grimes and Yellow streets in the Milstead community to the county’s sewer system, as well as rehabilitate six homes in the neighborhood that are in disrepair.

Rockdale County BOC approves another amendment to ethics ordinance

Commissioners approved the first reading and waived the second reading Tuesday of an amendment to the ordinance that has had fits and starts since its adoption in 2008.

Conyers Police Chief Gene Wilson: 'Ferguson effect' should serve as a mirror for police departments

Police Chief Gene Wilson compared Conyers demographic and police statistics to those of Ferguson, Mo., during the first meeting of the Clergy Police Academy

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Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival draws thousands

Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival draws thousands

Thousands turned out for the two-day Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival held at the Georgia International Horse Park last weekend.

Rockdale County elected officials call for 'new direction' for MIS Department

Three of Rockdale County’s top elected officials have outlined problems they have with the county’s Management Information Systems Department in a letter to Chairman Richard Oden.

Rockdale BOC votes 2-1 to approve SUV purchase for chairman

Commissioner Oz Nesbitt ‘disappointed’ in vote

In a split vote, the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of a new Ford Expedition for use by Chairman Richard Oden.

Smokin' Butts and Tires BBQ Cook Off coming to Conyers

A new cooking contest and car show is making its way to Conyers, and will be benefiting a few local organizations.

Community calendar of events for March 25, 2015

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

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