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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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Origins, Legends and a Tavern

Imagine yourself walking downtown in Ireland, listening to Irish medleys. The flutes, the bagpipes, and the fiddles fill the air with an ambiance of celebration. The aroma of corned beef and cabbage, fresh baked soda bread and scones and bratwurst cooking in the restaurants fills the streets. The first St. Patrick’s Day took place on March 17, 1762. The holiday is a celebration of the work of St. Patrick and takes place every year on the anniversary of his death (believed to be on March 17, 461).

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Volunteers Encouraged to Sign Up for 2018 Great American Cleanup

CONYERS, Ga. – Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful (KCRB) announces registration is now open for the Great American Cleanup (GAC) onSat., April 28, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Pine Log Park Pavilion, 1500 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers, 30012. 

The half-day event, which KCRB hosts in partnership with the City of Conyers and Rockdale County, encourages citizens to pick up garbage, tires and other debris around the community, and teaches youth about the importance of litter prevention and recycling.

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The Hoops and Health Celebrity Basketball Show

The Hoops and Health Celebrity Basketball Show is Friday, March 16 at Salem High School, 3551 Underwood Road. The VIP meet & greet with the Harlem Legends is at 6:00 p.m. $25. The game starts at 7:00 p.m. General admission is $10.
Tickets can be purchased at Johnson Park 1781 Ebenezer Road, or online: https://secure.rec1.com/GA/rockdale-county/catalog.

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Chairman Marcello Banes is Focused on Moving with Unity – State of the County Address (Newton County)

The more I learn about Newton County, the more I fall in love with this community. Today, I attended the first Newton County State of the County Address which was given by Chairman Marcello Banes. Mr. Banes is all about community and the growth of Newton County. He is committed to his people. He mentioned the new hashtag with the aim of raising morale amongst the residents. The new hashtag is #NewtonOne. The ongoing theme of the address was ‘moving with unity.’ Banes spoke about everything with the intent of moving forward in 2018 in unity.

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C Town Bikes is moving to Olde Town!!!Along the Olde Town Conyers PATH Foundation Trail: #Pedal on into downtown Conyers 🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️

We are so excited C Town Bikes just announced the news 🎉...they are relocating to Olde Town! We think they are a natural fit and will bring even more vibrant energy to the historic district! ✨ Adding another option for visitors and locals to do! Check back for more updates as we get them! #PATHtrail #bikelife #getoutdoors #walkablecommunity #lifeofleisure #celebrationofcommunity #bikesandbrews #itsaconyersthing
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Attention: Aspiring children's book authors and children's book lovers!

Check out the Children's Author's Expo on Saturday, April 14 @ 1:00 pm in the Lower Level Meeting room at the Nancy Guinn Memorial Library!
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Who's ready for a Mother's Day Contest?? May is also the month for honoring our mothers.

I know that every mama has a really good Mac & Cheese recipe. Comment below and attach your recipe and we will randomly select one to be featured in the May edition of eMetro!

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