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Community Calendar for Sept. 3, 2014

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

GEMA partners with churches for National Preparedness Month

To commemorate the beginning of National Preparedness Month in September and help residents prepare for disasters, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security is partnering with local houses of worship on a new program called Praise & Preparedness.

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Tiger beat

The high school football season is off to a rousing start, with more cross-county rival games set for this weekend.

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Pet of the Week: Romeo and Carley

Romeo and Carley are ready for adoption

GDOT reports grates stolen along I-20

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Department of Transportation are seeking information about interstate grates that were reported missing this week along Interstate 20.

Rockdale Medical Center to expand cardiovascular services

Rockdale Medical Center will soon broaden its range of cardiovascular services with the addition of a multi-million dollar cath lab and development of a Percutaneous Coronary Interventions program.

Georgia Perimeter kicks off 50th anniversary year

1964. It was a big year. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act into law. The Beatles landed in New York City for their first U.S. tour. And the DeKalb Board of Education officially opened DeKalb College, the first and only public two-year college in the state controlled by a local school district. (There were 763 students enrolled in 1964.)

Winston, ‘Noles start title defense with win

A recap of all of Saturday’s ACC & SEC football action

Willette, Rockdale boys finish 7th at cross country meet

Everything came up ‘7s’ for the Rockdale boy’s cross country team Saturday.

Community Calendar for Aug. 31, 2014

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

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