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CONYERS - The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners was expected to approve a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL) and $105,000 as a grant match for the development of a transit master plan at the June 22 meeting.

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The number of U.S. national holidays tends to matter more to those of us who meet and make payrolls and citizens who routinely find it more and more difficult actually reaching a human being when dealing with a local, state or federal government agency or bureaucracy.

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Hundreds took part in Saturday’s Juneteenth parade organized by the Newton County Historical Committee on Black Heritage Preservation. The parade, which started at Legion Field and followed a route down Floyd Street and around the Square, featured music, motorcycles, horseback riders, Scout …

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Newton County’s fiscal year 2022 budget was sent back to the drawing board June 15 after commissioners questioned the size of the pay increase employees are slated to receive.

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COVINGTON — Hundreds took part in Saturday’s Juneteenth parade organized by the Newton County Historical Committee on Black Heritage Preservation. The parade, which started at Legion Field and followed a route down Floyd Street and around the Square, featured music, motorcycles, horseback ri…

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Need to learn how to unclog a shower drain, jump-start a car, shave your face without bleeding to death or successfully address dozens of other practical adult daily activities?

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When I was teaching art, one of the most important lessons I tried to get across to my art students was to truly see what I am having them to draw. There seems to be a giant step for some students between “looking” and truly seeing an object.

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I have mentioned in previous articles that I believe the Genesis narrative to be historically factual. You may disagree with that. I encourage you to read on because the account of what we call the fall of man is at least instructive for us today.

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Standing in the Chattahoochee National Forest recording the song of the Brood X periodical cicadas on her smartphone, Julia Berliner realized in that moment that the last time the insects emerged from forest soil, her phone did not exist.

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When families fire up their grills and turn to favorite summer recipes for filling meals, nutritional considerations are often not the focus. However, this doesn't have to be the case. 

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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 June 8-14, 2021:

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A New Jersey school district has voted to eliminate "the names of all religious and secular holidays from the school calendar ... opting for the more generic description 'Day Off.'" You can guess the reason. They used those increasingly popular words -- "inclusive" and "equitable."

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ATHENS — As warm-season turfgrasses continue to green up, diseases are rearing their ugly heads. The main culprit this time of year is a fungus, Rhizoctonia solani, that causes large patch disease in lawns. Large patch can infect all warm-season turfgrasses, but centipede, St. Augustine, and zoysia are particularly susceptible.

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On a rolling hillside, overlooking the Potomac River and in the distance the great Mall of Monuments, the U.S. Capitol, and even the White House lie more than 1,100 acres of some of the most hallowed and consecrated grounds in these United States, Arlington National Cemetery.

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A controversial convenience store permit stalled Tuesday night after the developer introduced changes not previously discussed and could not guarantee that a lawsuit related to development of a truck stop on adjacent property would be dropped.

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This is a native species of Southern bottomland forests, and it’s one of the showiest wildflowers a swamp can offer.

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President Joe Biden’s trip to Europe provides positive confirmation of collaboration and stability among nations on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. This contrasts markedly with the history of the 20th century. Total wars of unprecedented destructiveness characterized that bloody era.

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Incumbent Probate Court Judge Gary W. Washington won election to the seat in a special election Tuesday with 59.41% of the vote.

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TOCCOA — Georgia River Network recently designated the Tugaloo River Water Trail as an established part of the organization’s Georgia Water Trails Network during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Broken Bridges, the water trail’s end point within Stephens County Park. The ceremony was attended by local dignitaries, leaders and stakeholders and capped off close to three years of work by the Tugaloo River Water Trail Stakeholder Committee to meet Georgia River Network’s criteria for established water trails within the statewide network.

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Public school system officials from metro area counties joined Sen. Jon Ossoff Monday at a press conference where they pledged to reopen their classrooms to full-time in-person learning this fall with the help of more than $4 billion in federal funding for Georgia schools.

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Cover-ups of sexual misconduct, allegations of racism and intimidation of those who wish to speak their minds but can't for fear of losing their jobs. It sounds like the dysfunctional ways of the world, doesn't it?

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The Conyers Police Department is looking for a suspect in connection with a Saturday home invasion in the Forest Villas subdivision.

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The Newton County Library System is celebrating literacy and its 2021 “Tails and Tales” Summer Reading Program with a StoryWalk around the Covington Square.

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COVINGTON — The Georgia Department of Transportation is in the process of installing cable barrier along various sections of Interstate 20 as part of a project to reduce highway crossover crashes that typically result in severe injuries or fatalities.

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Elder abuse and neglect have gained worldwide recognition and are serious crimes against some of the nation’s most vulnerable citizens. In the United States, it is estimated that over 10% of seniors experience some form of elder abuse or neglect.

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The wildflower featured today is not common in our area, though it is not classified as rare. As the Psalmist said that God alone is his rock, this wildflower is most likely to be found nestled in crevices of rocks in hardwood groves

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It seems that an increasing number of organizations and businesses are jumping on the bandwagon of celebrating June as “Pride Month.” Since when has pride become such a virtue?

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Maybe it’s a good time for politicians and pundits from both sides of the aisle to quit pointing fingers at each other for a day and start thinking about what marking the date June 6, 1944 is all about.

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Management at The Oaks Course is dedicated to growing the game of golf. One segment of the population that is a focus is junior golf. The Oaks regularly hosts junior events where young players can develop the future of the game and have fun. On Friday, June 11, The Oaks hosted a US Kids Golf…

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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 June 1-7, 2021:

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The Canada goose thrives in a variety of habitats, often near areas close to people, such as neighborhood ponds, office complexes, parks and other developed areas. This closeness can become a frustration for homeowners and landowners when geese begin to molt in the summer, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

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CONYERS — Joe Gumm, the new Rockdale County Public Relations director, will have his first day on the job on June 14. Gumm is replacing Jorge Diez, who resigned Feb. 28, and will have an annual salary of $105,000.

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CONYERS — The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) is now offering Georgians who are 64 and older the option to renew their non-commercial drivers license online. While mail-in and fax options have been available since August 2020, this new online service gives this group another choi…

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CONYERS — K9 Wick of the Conyers Police Department, handled by Officer Brandon DeCosse, has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s Inc. K9 Wick’s vest was embroidered with the sentiment “Born to Love — Tr…

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