Library lovers will want to check this book out. Readers of prison literature will find it arresting. If you’re just curious about behind-the-scenes at a different kind of library, “Reading Behind Bars” will have you under lockdown.

Here's the thing: It's fun to eat with your fingers. Skewering puts the fun in food, taking ordinary recipes and sticking it to them (pun intended), along with an assortment of dipping sauces -- because dipping a stick in a sauce is half the fun of eating food on a skewer. It's a lively pres…

If what Jesus taught us about life after death is true, if you are under a minister who only gives you “the good news,” you are risking an eternity of suffering for a temporary blissfulness.

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CONYERS — Many years of poor maintenance, along with torrential rains in April, June and July, caused flooded roads, destroyed storm drains and culverts and left the Rockdale County Stormwater Department scrambling not only to provide enough repairs to reopen closed roads, but also to provid…

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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 Pardon and Parole.

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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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CONYERS — One ticket sold in Conyers split half of a $176,778 jackpot prize in Thursday night’s Fantasy 5 drawing.

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City Council members adopted a millage rate increase of 1.5 mills over the rollback rate of 12.572 Tuesday night, despite opposition from residents.

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Folks who have been around church life for any length of time can often testify that the doors might be locked and the windows slammed shut, yet the devil will still manage to get inside. Call it a church split. Call it a church fight. Call it the topic of the latest book written by Conyers author Dr. Joe Lester.

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This custom home in north Rockdale is offered at just under $1 million and comes with six bedrooms, five baths, a saltwater pool, and a pond on 16 acres. Need more? There’s also an 11-stall horse barn and eight fenced pastures.

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During a December 2015 debate among Republican presidential candidates in Las Vegas, former Florida governor Jeb Bush said to Donald Trump: “You can’t insult your way to the presidency.”

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We are including more information in our Restaurant Inspection Reports. All information comes from the Gwinnett Rockdale Newton Health Department.

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Some retailers insist on good customer service, while others treat it as an afterthought. A few years ago, I entered a certain supermarket, we’ll call it Chain Store 1, and during my brief visit, a sudden rain shower began. The employees practically smothered me as I started to exit, offering the use of an umbrella or rain coat, and even offering to fetch my car.

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CONYERS — Rockdale County Sheriff Eric J. Levett will kick off the RCSO annual ‘Walk It and Talk It with your Sheriff’ this Thursday, Aug. 22, from 7-8 p.m. with the Brentwood community. It will start at the Cabana at 1601 Brentwood Crossing in Conyers.

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CONYERS — The Rockdale County Board of Elections will hold a free Voter Education Training Class from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Aug. 24. The class will be held at the Board of Elections office at 1261 Commercial Drive SW, Suite B, in Conyers. Drive around to the back of the building to…

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CONYERS — Rockdale County Parks and Recreation amenities are now closer to you through a new and improved mobile app. The app, Rockdale Parks & Rec, is now available for free and includes push notification on updated information, cancellations and schedule changes.

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CONYERS — Rockdale County District Attorney Alisha Johnson is joining a growing list of district attorneys and solicitors who say they will not prosecute people charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana until better testing is available or the General Assembly clears up confusion with…

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CONYERS — Thousands of runners of all ages came together Saturday at the Georgia International Horse Park for the Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race. Released every 15 minutes in “waves” of 200, the runners followed a path through the Steeplechase area of the park, taking on more than 20 obstacl…

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Georgia gas prices fell 5.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.40 a gallon on Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,883 stations. Gas prices in Georgia are 20.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 26.8 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

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The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of Curtis McCammon, who was found guilty of malice murder, attempted armed robbery and a gun crime in connection with the 2015 shooting death of Nigel James at the Silos of Ellington subdivision in western Newton County.

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Veterans earn benefits, but these benefits are not bestowed automatically. Veterans must apply for their benefits or miss the opportunity to be awarded for military service rendered. Often, dealing with the Veterans Administration requires the patience of the biblical figure Job, plus the ex…

Super-sensitive readers, please pass on this book because it’s riveting but also very disturbing. For true-crime buffs, though, it’s a gigantic “yes”: “The Family Next Door” will have you in its clutches until its back cover is closed.

There is a magical window of time when fresh figs are abundant, and now is the time. Soft and fragrant, fresh figs are oh-so-ethereal to eat. Their flavor is delicate yet nuanced. Depending on the variety, they can be sweet and winey, honeyed or grassy.

Some of us find joy by taking time from our busy lives to observe the fascinating creation God has provided. From today’s wildflower we can observe the great diversity of God’s creation and how we are enriched by that. Diversity as a given in nature should lead us to recognize that the diver…

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The headline screamed at me from the front page of the big city newspaper. It was above an article talking about how, since schools were back in session, the police were being kept very busy.

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