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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 Pardons and Parole.

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CONYERS — The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) recently partnered with Reagan Home Care Pharmacy in Conyers to provide COVID-19 vaccines to any employee that wanted to be vaccinated.

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CONYERS — Dollar Bill had been his little best friend and constant companion for more years than he can remember. While Walter Harris’ Chihuahua was small in stature, his heart was big and brave. With the house burning down around them, Harris and Dollar Bill scrambled to safety outside in t…

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A $50,000 budget transfer to the Newton County Coroner’s Office was approved by the Board of Commissioners Tuesday, increasing the department’s annual budget this fiscal year by 47%.

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The guilty verdict against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on all counts was correct, based on the evidence, but the theatrics leading up to that trial and after the jurors had made their decision were outrageous.

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If you are among those who have already received your first COVID-19 vaccine, the J&J one-shot, or awaiting only your second vaccine dose, then thank you for doing your part, and we'll see you here again, same time, same place next week.

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I remember an older lady from my youth. We’ll call her Mrs. Ballyhoo. She and her husband were fairly well off, and didn’t seem to have a worry in the world.

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The first question most people ask after mass shootings like the one last week at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis in which a 19-year-old male murdered eight people before taking his own life is "how did he get the gun?" He was known to authorities. A gun he previously owned was seized because he was believed to have mental problems.

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Over the past 10 months, Rotary Clubs in Rotary District 6910 have been devotedly serving food insecure families across North Georgia in response to a broader Feed 10 Million Challenge issued by Rotary Zones 33 and 34 in July of 2020.

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CONYERS — The Outpatient Imaging Department at Piedmont Rockdale Hospital is increasing the number of walk-in appointments available for patients needing an annual screening mammogram. Patients can now obtain a digital mammogram, which captures electronically the image of breast tissue in 2-…

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COVINGTON — Newton County’s mass COVID-19 vaccination site opened Monday morning at Georgia Piedmont Technical College. The vaccination site is a joint effort between the Gwinnett Rockdale Newton Health Departments, GPTC and Newton County.

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Newton County’s Board of Commissioners has begun the process of working through a proposed fiscal year 2022 budget of $79.4 million.

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“I don’t read the Bible because it is too difficult to understand.” Have you ever heard that excuse? In today’s article I want to give you some reasons for this difficulty.

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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 for the period of Apr. 6-12, 2021:

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Back in my country store days, an insurance salesman would stop by now and then. One day, he encountered one of his prospective customers. The salesman said, “Hey, I haven’t seen you lately. Like I keep saying, you really oughta buy some life insurance.” The customer responded, “I know, I just ain’t got around to it.” The salesman reached into his pocket and pulled out a small round disc, about the size of a half-dollar. Printed on it, in large black letters, was the word: TUIT. “Here ya go,” the salesman said. “Now, you’ve got a round tuit!”

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NEWBORN — The little town of Newborn is once again celebrating a “little fish in a big way” with the return of the Hornyhead Fish Festival and Tournament.

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President Biden's announced intention to complete the withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, exactly 20 years after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, will complete a goal former President Trump wanted to meet, but did not, following advice from military leaders, who convinced him that a May 1 deadline was a bad idea.

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COVINGTON — The Newton County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect in a March drive-by shooting that left a Covington man seriously injured.

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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 Pardons and Parole.

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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 Pardons and Parole.

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The Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Departments will open a mass vaccination site at Georgia Piedmont Technical College's Newton Campus Monday, April 19. The site will be open Monday through Wednesday each week by appointment only.

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CONYERS — Seven students from Rockdale County Public Schools have been selected to attend the 2021 Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) hosted at Berry College in Rome, Georgia this summer. The students selected are:

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With all the challenges we face as a nation, I find myself often debating with others the merits of foreign assistance, aid, and U.S. foreign policy.

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About 60 people attended a rally Sunday to raise money and awareness in the legal battle to prevent removal of Newton County’s Confederate monument.

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The Book of Proverbs places much focus on acquiring wisdom. In chapter 3:13 we read, “Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.” (KJV)

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We recently had a spring work day at our church property where some of our members came together to mow grass, trim bushes and generally get the grounds looking nicer.

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All three of Newton County's high schools had named their valedictorians and salutatorians, along with the top 10 in each graduating class.

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