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Publix Brings Nutritious Food to Rockdale Families with RER

Publix Super Markets, Inc. with the extraordinary generosity of their customers and Publix associates is helping children and families have the nutritious food they need by providing Rockdale Emergency Relief with a $26,550 grant from the Food For All Campaign. Publix raises funds to support agencies that fight hunger while advocating self-sufficiency at the local level.

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3 Little Things Campaign Kickoff

I am using this little space in this friendly little newspaper to try and do something that hopefully will have a not-so-little impact. A community is not only made great by natural beauty, proximity to desirable areas and existing capital base. A community is made enjoyable by the people who live there. It is how they approach their daily lives. Do they know and love their neighbors, despite the flaws?

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Discover the Taste

The discovery of great food is always a worthy venture. After all, cuisine is an excellent expression of local culture. When traveling, it’s always nice to find a fun way to check out the food scene. A great way to connect yourself to this food adventure nationwide is to attend a “Taste of” festival.

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Fun with Fresh Food

Are you trying to raise your children or grandchildren to be good eaters? Is every meal a struggle to get the kids to eat enough fruits and veggies? Are you looking for some free entertainment over the summer? Well, you are in luck! UGA Extension has a solution to all these issues in the form of the Fun with Fresh Food program.

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“Wish Upon A Cure” Newton County Relay For Life

The 2018 Newton County Relay For Life event is fast approaching.  A premier fundraising event for the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life in Newton County brings the community together to support cancer research and hopefully eliminate cancer in the very near future.  With approximately 60 community teams involved, the Relay event will again be held at The Church At Covington on Highway 142 in Covington. Beginning with opening ceremonies at 6pm on Friday, April 27, this year’s event will close at 12 midnight as we ring in a new day and become one step closer to finding a cure for cancer.

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Fairview Elementary Media Specialist Jennifer Cole Named 2018 NCSS Media Specialist of the Year

Fairview Elementary School media specialist Jennifer Cole is Newton County School System’s (NCSS) 2018 Media Specialist of the Year. The Library Media Specialist of the Year Award recognizes individual excellence in the library media field through service to students, teachers, and the community at the K-12 levels. Cole will now represent Newton County Schools in the South Metro District Library Media Specialist of the Year competition, part of the Georgia Library Media Specialist of the Year program.

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Kwik Change Lube & Service Named 2017 Dick James Small Business of the Year

The Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce awarded Kwik Change Lube & Service, LLC the 2017 Dick James Small Business of the Year Award. The award was presented at the annual dinner on March 6, 2018 at Charles Elliott Wildlife Center.
The Dick James Small Business of the Year Award was created to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding efforts of the small businesses located in Newton County, Georgia. Kwik Change Lube & Service, LLC was one of 12 businesses nominated for the award.

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Rockdale County Planning and Development prepares for Final Public Meeting

Rockdale County Planning and Development Department announces the final upcoming public meeting for the Comprehensive Plan 2040. The meeting will be held March 22, 2018, at the Parker Road Government Annex, located at 1400 Parker Road. This drop in event will include a brief presentation that will be starting at 5:30 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. The presentations will be followed by input activities for citizens, which will help the planning department establish the needs and opportunities for land use and potential development in Rockdale County.

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