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Newton Blotter, Nov. 18-23

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Porterdale Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.

Gas prices continue to dip for Thanksgiving holiday

The average price of gasoline nationwide is $2.08, which is 72 cents lower than last year’s average of $2.80 on Thanksgiving Day.

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Pets of the Week: Dusty and Cats

Dusty and lots of cats are this week’s pets of the week

Rockdale and Newton counties restaurant health scores, Nov. 16-23

Restaurant health scores, Nov. 16-23

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Rockdale Medical Center Masquerade Jewelry sale in time for holiday shopping

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the Volunteer Auxiliary at Rockdale Medical Center is hosting a Masquerade Jewelry sale Dec. 1 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Dec. 2 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Classroom 3 off the East Tower entrance lobby.

Rockdale Board of Ed approves legislative priorities for 2016

The Rockdale County Board of Education approved its legislative priorities for the upcoming session of the General Assembly, pinpointing key areas for legislative consideration.

Selecting a live Christmas tree? Follow these tips

Christmas trees can be kept healthy and green through the holidays by following these tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.

Tag renewal notices won't be sent in December

Persistent issues with the vendor that provides vehicle registration renewal notifications for the state of Georgia have led the state Department of Revenue to send out a notice that no renewal document will be received by registrants with December renewal deadlines.

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Lighting of the Square ushers in the start of the Christmas season in Covington

Lighting of the Square ushers in the start of the Christmas season in Covington

GSP steps up traffic enforcement during Thanksgiving holiday travel period

Throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, GSP troopers will be conducting concentrated patrols and road checks throughout the state, strictly enforcing seat belt laws and watching for impaired drivers.

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