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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 Nov. 22 - Nov. 28, 2022:

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A Morgan County Superior Court judge has ruled against a group of Rivian opponents who had sought to stop grading at the electric auto plant construction site.

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As a youth, I would visit my grandparents in Savannah, and I enjoyed the two pecan trees that grew in their back yard. During the fall, the trees would drop the nuts, and I remember cracking them and enjoying the tasteful parts inside the shell. 

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At this year’s holiday gatherings, you can put together a showstopping menu from the beginning of the party to the final bite with mouthwatering recipes that bring guests back for more. It all starts with beef, a versatile, beloved ingredient that can be used in appetizers, sides and main co…

The Psalmist led the congregation of Israel to praise God for the beauty He provided. “For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly” (Psalm 84:11).

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Does the stress of preparing for holidays hit you like a sledgehammer? Are you Googling new recipes the night before the feast to find the perfect sides? Does a relative want Grandma’s cornbread stuffing instead of the Stouffer’s you had planned to prepare?

At this time of year it is traditional to recall with thanks events that occurred in the early life of our country. I have often written about Squanto and the early Pilgrims, the Native Americans who helped them and the great feast that we recall each year during our modern Thanksgiving feasts.

Now that Thanksgiving Day is past, I will probably start tuning in to a few of the Christmas movies available for viewing. I don’t overload on such programs during the holiday season, but I usually do watch a few of them with my wife.

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Georgia’s most visited attraction is set to make this a holiday season to remember with a family-favorite tradition, Stone Mountain Christmas, which features a unique and brand-new attraction this year.

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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 Pardons and Parole from Nov. 16 to Nov. 22:

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The Georgia Department of Community Affairs has announced that it will award $27,980,800 in 9% Housing Tax Credits to construct or preserve 28 affordable rental housing developments, including Covington Square, the senior high-rise in downtown Covington. Once complete, the properties will pr…

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The hunt for the perfect tree is oftentimes an important part of family tradition. Buy local whenever possible by supporting local Christmas tree growers. Purchasing locally grown trees also reduces the risk of spreading unwanted pests into your landscape. Your local University Extension Service and Department of Natural Resources provide updates on any threats.

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More than 350 turkeys were distributed to Rockdale County senior citizens as part of Chairman Oz Nesbitt’s Annual Turkey Giveaway held Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Olivia Haydel Senior Center. Turkeys donated by the community were handed out to senior citizens in a drive-through event. Chairman Ne…

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Rockdale Emergency Relief invites the community to sip and stroll through homes decked out in holiday splendor while helping raise money for families in need.

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Georgia’s Judicial Nominating Commission has sent a short list of recommendations to Gov. Brian Kemp to replace retiring Chief Superior Court Judge John Ott.

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If an awards show were created to honor Washington politicians for the most outlandish, hypocritical and contradictory positions, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, would be among the top contenders.

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A man who robbed a dollar store while wearing a bunny mask has been arrested and charged with robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during commission of a crime.

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I am sure I am not speaking only for myself but many others who made the decision to move to Morgan County to escape the madness of the big city life. This county used to tout itself as being unique in many areas. I remember not too long ago there were moratoriums on home building because the area was growing too rapidly. 

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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 Nov. 15 to Nov. 21, 2022:

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A sole finalist for the Covington city manager position has been named. Emory “Tres” Thomas III, who is currently serving as interim city manager, has been selected by the Covington City Council as the top choice for the job.

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Mr. Speaker... I rise to recognize the fine gentleman from the 7th District of Georgia (R-Blue Ridge)... spanning Fannin, Gilmer and parts of Dawson County. On a matter of personal privilege, I ask us all to give pause, and a moment of prayer for his wife, family and many friends who are now grieving his all-too-early departure from Georgia and this world.

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CONYERS — From structural renovations to a change in leadership, one of the longest-serving non-profit service organizations — specifically dedicated to serving Rockdale County residents — has undergone a series of changes this year.

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The state plans to implement a new Medicaid expansion plan — Georgia Pathways — that includes work requirements next July after several years of legal wrangling over the controversial proposal.

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Recently re-elected Republican Gov. Brian Kemp campaigned Saturday on behalf of former University of Georgia football star and U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker, who is facing a Dec. 6 runoff for Georgia’s U.S. Senate seat.

SOCIAL CIRCLE – Many hunters headed for their favorite wetland location for the opening day of the Georgia duck hunting season on Saturday, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

Considering all the coverage that was available when Queen Elizabeth II died recently, you might think you know everything there ever was to know about Her Majesty. Betcha don't. Bet you need to read "The Queen: Her Life."

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Garden centers, florists and grocery stores are filling their shelves with a variety of holiday plants — a sure sign the holidays are approaching. This is the time of year to give, receive or fill your home with colorful poinsettias, Christmas cactus, cyclamen and other holiday plants.

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TYBEE ISLAND -- A math teacher and a gym coach take long steps down to the sandy ground from the bottom stairs of two yellow school buses with “Bremen City Schools” printed on the side. It is still early March, but the air is already warm and sticky; a gentle breeze stirs the Spanish moss that droops from live oak trees above their heads.

In John 15:4 Jesus is quoted instructing His followers, “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me” (KJV).

I was attempting to open up a program on my computer I use on a weekly basis in order to prepare my sermons for being posted online. However, on this occasion it didn’t come up. Instead, I saw a message that I had the option of downloading one of two other programs in order to enhance my ability to perform this task.

Recently I heard of a young woman who proclaimed that since there was no peace in this world she rejected the message of Christ who was said to bring peace to the world.

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ATLANTA — The Joint Development Authority of Jasper, Newton, Morgan and Walton Counties has been recognized by the Georgia Economic Developers Association for its achievement in the location of business in Georgia at its annual awards luncheon Monday. The Joint Development Authority received…

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Covington kicked off the holiday season with music, lights and community spirit at the annual Lighting of the Square Thursday evening. The crowds of merry-makers were entertained by performances by Noah Riley Teal, Oxford College of Emory University Chorale, Alcovy High School, Newton County…

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If former Vice President Mike Pence is ever in need of a character witness, he could not do much better than one statement former President Donald Trump made to him.

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On Monday, Nov. 14, Presidents Joe Biden of the United State and Xi Jinping of China met in Bali, Indonesia. This provided an opportunity for direct though informal interchange between the heads of the governments of two very powerful nations.

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