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Topping it off: New police radio tower goes up

Motorola radio system upgrade will enhance communications for police and other departments

Workers topped off a new communications tower last week behind the Conyers, Ga., Police Department building, which will serve the city’s new Motorola radio system for the police and other public service departments.

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More than a ton of pot seized in Rockdale County

A drug investigation that spanned several months resulted in the seizure of more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana on Thursday, possibly the largest pot seizure in the history of the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office.

Traffic deaths double across Georgia during July 4 weekend

Five fatalities over the weekend were reported by DeKalb County police and one by Atlanta police.

Salem Camp Meeting to host 5K race Saturday

Runners, walkers, Frisbee tossers and others invited to fundraiser

Runners and walkers will have the opportunity to travel through 187 years of history as Salem Camp Meeting hosts the Salem Sweet Spirit 5K Race and the “Wide World of Salem Sports” field day this Saturday, July 11, at Salem Campground, Newton County, Ga.

Rockdale Citizen Poll Question

The Rockdale Citizen Poll question for July 11 is: “With school resuming in just a few weeks, do you think the summer break is long enough, or would you like to return to the more traditional school calendar?”

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Hundreds gathered to celebrate the Fourth of July at the Square in Covington | PHOTOS

Photographer Brian Hadden captured scenes from the Fourth of July celebration held in Covington Saturday evening.

Community calendar of events for July 3

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

New Holiday Inn Express to include 'green' plans

Hotel at Exit 93 will seek less environmental impact and energy savings

A new hotel is going up in Covington that not only will offer guests a design created for on-the-go young people and state-of-the-art amenities but also will present an environmentally friendly approach to the hospitality business.

Rockale Citizen Poll for July 3, 2015

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

Rockdale Jail Blotter for July 3, 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.

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