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AREA STUDENTS: Locals graduate from various colleges

Locals graduate from various colleges including: Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Oxford College, the University of North Georgia and Valdosta State University.

HONOR ROLL: Porterdale Elementary School

Porterdale Elementary School names students to the honor roll.

RCSO: 2 Newton Co. men charged with armed robbery, murder

Two Newton County men have been arrested in Rockdale County in connection with a shooting Sunday that left a Covington man dead.

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Fire department conducts burn

Covington Fire Dept. receives grant for controlled burn

During an experimental, controlled burn, the Covington Fire Department showed the importance of having a home sprinkler system installed.

Newborn hosts Horneyhead Festival Saturday

Newborn hosts Hornyhead fishing tournament and Festival

Grab a fishing pole and cast a line on Saturday as Newborn’s Hornyhead fishing tournament and festival returns to the quaint town.

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High winds bring down trees, power lines

NCSS reschedules portion of CRCT

High winds that blew through the east metro area early Wednesday morning brought down some trees, power lines, and even contributed to the Newton County School System rescheduling standardized testing planned for the day.

Rockdale Citizen Top Five Stories for Jan. 27 to Feb. 2

Below are the Top Five most-viewed stories on the Rockdale Citizen website last week.

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Woman injured in four-wheeler accident

A woman riding a four-wheeler in the Woods of Deering subdivision was injured Wednesday when she apparently lost control and crashed into a parked pickup truck.

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Locals compete on ‘Family Feud’

Cheryl Boochee has been watching “Family Feud” since it started its run three decades ago, and she always hoped she could bring her family on the show. It took more than one audition, but Boochee never gave up.

Early voting begins Oct. 14

Early voting begins Oct. 14; deadline to register to vote is Oct. 7

Covington woman killed in one-vehicle crash

A Covington woman was killed in a one-vehicle crash Saturday night, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

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Longtime BOE members leave Rockdale seats

Two very familiar faces will be absent from the Rockdale County Board of Education this year.

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Historic election tops stories in Rockdale

An election that captured the attention of Rockdale residents for more than half the year was the biggest story in Rockdale County in 2012.

Lawsuit an ongoing story in Newton

An unusual lawsuit filed by a principal in the Newton County School System served as a focus for many readers for about half of 2012.

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Baxter top Newton story of 2012

News that Baxter International will open a bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Stanton Springs isn’t just the top story of the year — it may well be one of the top stories in the history of Newton County.



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