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As the weather gets warmer and people become more active outdoors, it is not unusual to see young wildlife that appear to be alone. Before you help — observe, but don’t disturb!

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While many churches have gone to online services for safety purposes during the COVID-19 pandemic, that isn't stopping them from continuing to serve their communities in a variety of ways. From providing food, to cutting grass, to assisting with bills, to making homemade cards for shut-ins, to making face masks, to giving out toilet paper, to helping smaller churches get the word out, places of worship are showing their true spirit of serving others.

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At the recommendation of Chairman Marcello Banes and District 1 Commissioner Stan Edwards, the Newton Board of Commissioners has agreed to earmark $10,000 to help feed children who are out of school.

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Bearing heavy ammunition is a hard job, but not for a bear. His name was Wojtek. Wojtek served in World War II with such distinction that he earned two promotions. And this is his story.

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CONYERS — Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett, three deputies, and one inmate at the Rockdale County Jail have all tested positive for COVID-19. Three other inmates who were in contact with the inmate who tested positive were also put into quarantine, but have since been released.

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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.

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While local governments in Rockdale and Newton counties have been working since late March to put in place ordinances to slow the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Brian Kemp’s executive order for a statewide shelter in pla

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In light of Gov. Brian Kemp closing all schools for the remainder of the academic year to minimize the spread of COVID-19, Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown and his C.H.A.M.P.S. Division will continue to provide school-aged children with the tools they need to face any situation that may come their way.

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CONYERS - Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett has posted on the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office Facebook page that he is ill, is in self-quarantine, and is being tested for COVID-19. Levett also noted that he has since learned that a Sheriff's Office employee he has been in contact with tes…

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CONYERS — The Conyers Police Department is looking for the driver of a car that struck a bicyclist in Olde Town on March 15.

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MCDONOUGH — Following social distancing guidelines put in place due to COVID-19 doesn’t mean you have to stop being active, says University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Nutrition and Health Specialist Ali Berg.

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A North Carolina man was killed Monday evening when he apparently drove an ATV into a parked vehicle on Jefferson Village Drive.

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A strong storm with straight-line winds blew through Rockdale County shortly after noon Tuesday, bringing down a few trees, damaging signs and downing some power lines.

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It is not cognitive dissonance -- the impossibility of holding two or more contradictory beliefs simultaneously -- to favor the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill passed by Congress and signed by President Trump while at the same time worrying about what the increasing national debt (nearing $24 trillion and counting) will do to the country.

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CONYERS — In the first-ever cyber Rockdale County State of the County address, brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Commission Chairman Oz Nesbitt Sr. stood alone behind a podium in an empty Assembly Hall to address residents during a live-streaming video.

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