News for Saturday, December 5, 2009


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Christmas has come

Carlin Waddell, left, and Kate Hunter braved the cold weather to participate in Covington's annual Christmas parade Saturday morning. The girls were angels on the float presented by the Covington United Methodist Church, which won first place in the parade's church category.

Fire destroys $1.7 million house

CONYERS -- One of the largest and more expensive houses in Rockdale County was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning.

Campaign late fees piling up

CONYERS -- Several state legislators in the Rockdale County delegation have accumulated hundreds of dollars in late fees from not filing campaign contribution reports on time, according to the State Ethics Commission.

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Rockdale school system updates its logo

CONYERS -- It's a small change, but it's a big step for Rockdale County Public Schools.After years of discussion and planning, the Community Relations Department recently announced that the school system has selected a new logo.

Jail crasher pleads not guilty

CONYERS -- The woman charged with driving her car in to the new Rockdale County Jail expansion and the man accused of molesting three female relatives were scheduled for calendar call Wednesday in Superior Court with the chance of trials beginning the next week.

Police bring Christmas to local youths

CONYERS -- Local law enforcement will become holiday shopping pals to underprivileged Rockdale County youths as it sets out to bring Christmas gifts to children of families facing financial hardship this holiday season.

GPC to check for seat belt usage

COVINGTON -- Georgia Perimeter College students and faculty headed home for winter break Wednesday, will get an early Christmas present if they've been good little boys and girls by wearing their seat belts.