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Soaring homeowner insurance rates in portions of Districts 1 and 5 have prompted the Newton County Board of Commissioners to take steps toward building a new fire station in the area of Elks Club and Dixie Road, Starrsville or other site yet to be determined.

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Trump's call to Ukraine's president, which is at the heart of the impeachment articles, does not meet the standard of seriously harming the public or compromising the president's ability to do his job as shown by the China trade deal and the USMCA trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, both signed and passed days after impeachment.

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A powerful trade association representing the chemical industry is testing the air in seven Georgia locations to measure ethylene oxide, a toxic gas used for sterilizing medical supplies.

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Dr. Stephanie Gordon, owner of Story on the Square, an independent book store on the square in McDonough, is determined to bring top-notch books and authors to the Middle Georgia area. And thanks to her persistence, on Jan. 14 the New York publisher Harper-Collins partnered with Gordon and her staff to stage a book release in McDonough.

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CONYERS — Grandparents Tim and Linda Mitchell and family from across the country gathered Saturday afternoon at the Church of Latter-Day Saints in Conyers to celebrate the Eagle Scout Court of Honor recognizing their four grandchildren.

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Transportation tech features  were on display Tuesday at the first ever Transportation Tech Showcase, held at the Georgia Freight Depot in downtown Atlanta.

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The General Assembly does not need to pass another tax cut to grow Georgia’s economy, State Economist Jeffrey Dorfman said Tuesday.

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Contractors constructing the roundabout at Ga. Highways 162 and 81 were expected to begin moving traffic into the roundabout pattern Monday and away from the four-way stop configuration.

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Newton County commissioners approved a one-year renewal of the county’s legal services contract with Jarrard & Davis earlier this month, with a stipulation that County Manager Lloyd Kerr evaluate and assess options for creating an in-house legal department.

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ALBANY — The Royal Charter for the colony of Georgia ensured that there would be illegal distilleries in the colony even before James Oglethorpe and 114 other colonists landed on the Georgia coast. The charter of the 13th colony, unlike other colonies, stated that both slavery and “the importation of intoxicating liquors is prohibited.”

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CONYERS — The Rockdale County Branch NAACP and the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce hosted the 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast bright and early Monday morning at the Rockdale Career Academy.

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Frederick Johnson was named recipient of the 35th annual I Have a Dream Award Sunday afternoon. Additional awards presented included the MLK Trailblazer Award, given to Superior Court Judge Horace Johnson; and the Young Dreamer Award, given to James Wilson and Kaegan Hill. The Legacy Award, …

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If it's not broken, then don't fix it. This pertains to great recipes, baking techniques and, more specifically, these scones.

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In Genesis 8:22 God is responding to Noah’s offering, “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."

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The latest protests in Iran by people angry over the Iranian military's missile launch that "unintentionally" downed a Ukrainian jetliner killing many Iranians, Canadians and others, is different from past protests over rigged elections, rising gas prices, and what Americans like to call "voter suppression."

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Last weekend my wife and I went to see the newest Star Wars movie. Obviously we’re not die-hard fans of that saga since we waited several weeks after its release for the crowds to thin out before viewing the film. Nor did we dress up in appropriate costumes as our kids did for one of the pre…

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She did something a lot of kids do at that age. She stayed out all night with a friend her mother didn't like. But when Darnell Taylor got home the next morning, her mother met her at the door and told her she was no longer welcomed to live in her house.

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Retired Marine Corps Gen. Jim Mattis, the former secretary of defense and an exceptionally well-read warrior, has said, "Throughout history, we see nations with allies thrive, and nations without allies wither."

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CONYERS — The Conyers Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two masked men armed with a handgun who robbed the AT&T store at 1550 Ga. Highway 138 SE in Conyers just after 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13.

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CONYERS — Director Terry Moore of the A.R. “Gus” Barksdale Boys & Girls Club in Conyers recently announced a partnership with Mallory Minor, chair of Rockdale County’s Census Kids’ Count Subcommittee, in hosting a Census 2020 Parent Informational Session to encourage parents to count you…

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CONYERS — A vehicle involved in a chase and crash in DeKalb County last Friday had been stolen the day before during a home invasion in Rockdale County. Four suspects being chased by DeKalb Police and two occupants of another car they hit were all taken to area hospitals. Their injuries are …

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CONYERS — A 29-year-old Conyers man, wanted in connection with a variety of crimes since February of last year, was arrested at his home on New Year’s Eve and now faces 33 charges ranging from burglary to drug possession.

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Newton County officials are planning two groundbreakings in the coming days to kick off projects approved by voters in Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendums.

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