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The Newton County Sheriff's Office has arrested Alex Khalil Smith of Monticello in connection with the July 8 shooting death of a Conyers woman.

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COVINGTON — Axe throwing is coming to the Covington Square. By a 4-2 vote at their July 6 meeting, the Covington City Council approved a Special Use Permit (SUP) for an axe throwing amusement/entertainment business at 1113 Church St., the former location of Blair on the Square Boutique. The …

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The Newton College and Career Academy Agricultural Education Program is one of six organizations in Georgia to be awarded a United States Department of Agriculture Farm to School Grant for the 2020-2021 school year in the amount of $99,974. 

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As we continue to live our lives and adjust to this new normal, I sense a feeling of fatigue in so many: there is the COVID-19 fatigue; injustice fatigue; a fatigue of crying and mourning – mourning the loss of loved ones, the loss of homes, jobs, or the loss of what was once called normalcy. 

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Where is it written that the left gets to control the political and cultural agenda and conservatives must bow to its ideology when, in fact, it is liberalism that has brought the nation to near cultural ruin?

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Recently my wife and I were able to enjoy a getaway at a beach for a few days. One morning as I was sitting on our small balcony taking in the ocean view, a rainbow suddenly appeared over the water.

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The Newton County community paid its respects Friday to Judge Horace J. Johnson Jr., a man described as a steadfast friend, brother in Christ, gentleman lawyer and devoted family man.

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False prophets were common in ancient Israel. These false prophets prophesied only what the king and the people wanted to hear.

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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 30-July 6, 2020:

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CONYERS — Two years and seven months after two of the Walk of Heroes Veterans War Memorial statues and globe were stolen, everything is back where it should be. On July 6, members of the Walk of Heroes Board of Directors unveiled the restored bronze centerpiece of five soldiers holding up a …

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A newly received landmark donation will play a vital part in the student experience at Oxford College of Emory University and the preservation of its historic campus. The estates of Emy and Duane Blair have given funds to Oxford College in the amount of $8.4 million, the largest individual cash gift in the school’s history. 

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When you’re stuck in a rut cooking the same meals over and over again, adding a new ingredient to the rotation can shake things up.

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A myth says lightning never strikes twice in the same place. President Donald Trump appears to believe it can when it comes to replicating his narrow victory in 2016.

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As I write this, it has been 113 days since the first COVID-19 case was identified in my home county. Within an hour, the school system announced schools would be closed for two weeks in order to give classrooms a thorough scrubbing. Little did we know.

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The first gathering was in 1828, and since its founding only the Civil War would keep worshipers from flocking to Salem Camp Meeting each year. That title held until COVID-19 drew up its battle plans and made its threats known.

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Mourners will be able to pay their respects to the late Superior Court Judge Horace Johnson on Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. when his body will lie in state in the rotunda of the Newton County Judicial Center.

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Though Fernbank Museum officials say the "World of Wow" is still very much alive, the reopening of its permanent, as well as new a exhibit, offers a whole new experience with several new health and safety measures in place to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus known as COVID-19 amid the ongoing pandemic.

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We are in the middle of a serious health pandemic. The deaths by COVID-19 have exceeded 125,000 in our nation. When compared to the number of deaths by our military personnel in the Korean War plus the Vietnam War (33,686 + 58,220) we have already lost 30,000 or more to COVID-19 than in those wars combined.

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Many of us have witnessed this scenario with our own children or grandchildren, or else we’ve seen it play out on video with someone else’s kids. A child got into something he wasn’t supposed to – the cookie jar, a candy dish, a cake, or pie. When he’s confronted about it, he flatly denies having been disobedient. However, the whole time he’s steadfastly proclaiming his innocence, the evidence in the form of chocolate, icing, or pie-filling is smeared all over his face. 

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This weekend we celebrate again the birth of our country. We will fly our flags. We will watch and set off fireworks. We will remind one another of the great gift of freedom we have in living in these United States of America

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The first thought that comes to mind when picturing grilling in the summer sun might be a perfectly cooked steak or a juicy burger, but no backyard barbecue is complete without the all-important sides and beverages that complete the meal.

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In providing the crucial fifth vote to strike down a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at hospitals, Chief Justice John Roberts has re-enforced a longstanding theme: there is no guarantee a judge nominated by a Republican president will decide cases based on the text of the Constitution.

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CONYERS — The Conyers City Council announced on July 2 its intention to increase the 2020 property taxes it will levy this year by 6.74% over the rollback millage rate.

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CONYERS — Hundreds of people turned out at 10 p.m. on June 30 to watch the Confederate monument that stood for 107 years at the corner of the Rockdale County Courthouse on Main Street in Conyers come down. The monument will be put into a safe place at an undisclosed location in the county un…

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