News for Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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Dreaming of a choo-choo Christmas

Two-year-old Cami Knorpp stopped by the Newton County Library with her mom, Keri, to watch the Polar Express model train display. The train, which will be raffled off, will remain in the children's room of the Covington library until today.

Chamber funding increased

COVINGTON -- County commissioners agreed to increase the county's annual appropriation to the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce by a vote of 3 to 2 Tuesday night.

Police begin monthlong DUI crackdown

CONYERS -- Local law enforcement agencies are partnering with the Georgia State Patrol in a concentrated enforcement effort targeting impaired drivers on Georgia roads.

Roundabout project near completion

COVINGTON -- The long-discussed roundabout at the intersection of Turner Lake Road and Clark Street is very close to becoming a reality.

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Puppy's story stresses need for responsible pet ownership

CONYERS -- In biblical origins, "Gabriel" was an archangel known as the messenger of God, and that seemed to fit a little stray puppy being nursed by Lori Todd.

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Bulldogs place second in competition

The Division 1 Bulldog Cheerleaders recently took second place in the ninth Annual Newton County Recreation Cheerleading Competition.

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Piedmont students win art contest

Three students from Piedmont Academy received ribbons and a cash prize for their art pieces they submitted to the Georgia State Fair in Perry, Georgia.

New DeKalb Tech Center in Morgan County

Madison -- The new Morgan Center of DeKalb Technical College will open its doors to the public on from 9:00 a.m. to noon Monday.

Georgia Receives High Marks for Educational Data System

Atlanta -- Georgia is one of only 11 states that have the 10 Essential Elements of developing and using longitudinal data systems to improve student achievement, according to a national report released last week.

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Piedmont takes top honors

Piedmont Academy's One-Act Play cast and crew recently took home top honors at the GISA Region 1AA One-Act Play competition in November at Augusta Preparatory Day School.

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NHS students attend fall leadership conference

Three Newton High School students recently got a leadership lesson.

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Students help during Others Day

Woodlee's Christian Academy students visited and helped at the Newton County's Rainbow House homeless shelter and the Community Food Pantry and other locations around Newton and Rockdale County as part of Others Day.

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Puppy's story stresses need for responsible pet ownership

CONYERS — In biblical origins, "Gabriel" was an archangel known as the messenger of God, and that seemed to fit a little stray puppy being nursed by Lori Todd.

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