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ATLANTA – A committee appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia released Friday a report recommending that all Georgia courts implement or revise sexual harassment prevention policies based on best practices outlined in the report. Among its recommendations, the committe…

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Parade-goers thronged the Covington Square Saturday morning for the annual Christmas parade sponsored by the Covington Lions Club and Main Street Covington. Dozens of floats, marching bands, dancers and more lined up for the trek down Floyd Street and around the Square. And, of course, no Ch…

Welcoming a new baby and starting a new company within three months of each other made 2005 a big year for Jonathan Kendrick and his family.

Rufus Elijah Fort, as founder of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company and patriarch of a wealthy and prominent Nashville, Tenn., family, firmly planted his feet on the ground after watching a barnstorming pilot demonstrate his daredevil flying tactics in a flimsy Curtiss JN-4 “Jenny”. The year was 1924, and the WWI-era “Jenny” was fast becoming the post-war backbone of American civil aviation. Fort, however, was not impressed with what he considered an easy way to die young, and made his sons promise to never fly. Most likely a sign of the times or due to her young age, his 5-year-old daughter, Cornelia, was not required to make such a promise.

It’s a time to prepare for Christ’s coming – not just the celebration of His birth, but also His future return into the world. We should be thinking about getting our houses in order because Jesus is coming.

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CONYERS - Pleading guilty to malice murder, felony murder and aggravated assault, Joyce Marie Lewis-Pelzer, 43, was sentenced to life in prison Friday morning by Rockdale County Chief Superior Court Judge David B. Irwin.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is inviting small businesses, governments and not-for-profit organizations to provide advice and recommendations on the agency's development of a rule that proposes to update the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Pollutants for ethylene oxide emissions from commercial sterilization and fumigation operations.

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Not many people think of the Ten Commandments these days, unless some group is trying to fight a legal battle to place them on public property.

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Local governments should ease harsh residential zoning restrictions, remove unnecessary “aesthetic” building requirements and encourage innovation in construction technology, a legislative committee recommended Thursday.

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So if you have faith, any faith at all, treasure it and don’t lose it. If faith is yours, don’t let it slip away.

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CONYERS — Rockdale County Public Schools middle school students demonstrated the power of articulate and persuasive speech in the annual Middle School Oratorical Competition, founded by the Rockdale County Clerk of Superior and State Courts Ruth A. Wilson and hosted at Rockdale Career Academ…

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CONYERS — Piedmont Rockdale Hospital administrators, nurses and guests were overjoyed at the annual Love Light Celebration presented by the volunteer auxiliary Tuesday night.

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It is a truism that a blackmailer is rarely satisfied. Once the payoffs start, there often is no end to them.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Officer Troy Quick of the Conyers Police Department was one of 19 law enforcement officers receiving the Third Annual Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Police.

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CONYERS — By a vote of 4-0 Monday night, the Rockdale County Board of Adjustments affirmed the decision of Planning and Development Director Kc Krzic to deny a land disturbance permit for a developer who wants to build a truck stop/travel center on Sigman Road at I-20. BOA Chair Randy Brenna…

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A fence feud in the Trotter’s Walk subdivision took on a different tone over the Thanksgiving holiday when fence owner Donna Yopp Paul decided to paint the side of her fence that faces her disgruntled neighbors’ home.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year — and also the busiest. There are so many holiday-related activities planned for the next few weeks, that it may be hard to keep track of them all.

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CONYERS — Are you curious to know more about the obstacles that threaten the wellbeing of vulnerable children and families throughout Rockdale County? Do you want to learn more about the agencies addressing these challenges and how you can be a part of a broad-based solution?

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Almond Turner, Newton County Board of Education member and former assistant chief for the Covington Police Department, was laid to rest Monday following services at Springfield Baptist Church. (Staff Photos: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith)

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Thousands of people from near and far streamed into Springfield Baptist Church Monday morning to pay tribute to a man who was remembered as an exemplary husband, father, grandfather, brother, law enforcement officer and community leader.

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CONYERS — Culinary Specialist Seaman Recruit Cameron Spivey from Conyers sliced turkey for Thanksgiving dinner aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) on Nov. 28. Russell is underway conducting routine training in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

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In comparing the scrutiny and criticism Donald Trump Jr. has received in the press to the ultimate sacrifices of the 400,000 American fathers, brothers and sisters buried beneath the green hills of Arlington, he can be accused of callousness and egocentricity. But while perhaps extreme, his ignorance of American tradition and history is not uncharacteristic of the Me Generation, which he sadly represents.

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— On Nov. 15, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) and Congressman Rob Woodall (GA-07) introduced the bipartisan House Res. 706, which would designate Nov. 9 as “Gold Star Father’s Day,” nationally. Gold Star Mother’s Day is observed in the United States on the last Sunday of Sep…

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To properly honor America’s fallen female warriors would take several weekend editions allowing unlimited wordage. Women have been in Harm’s Way since the Revolutionary War and thousands have paid the ultimate price. This is the story of just a few.

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