News for Saturday, April 17, 2010


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Shared experiences: Groups provide support for autistic children, families

CONYERS -- Jamal Graves learned how to walk at age 11 months and, like other toddlers, began to try to form words. But at age 2, he stopped talking. Doctors told his mother, Sirena Graves, not to worry, that boys take longer to talk.

Republicans show a little fire at debate

CONYERS -- Sparks that flew between Republican congressional candidates Liz Carter and Larry Gause at the end of Saturday's Republican Party forum in Conyers punctuated what was otherwise a cordial discussion of election issues.

Local students begin taking CRCT Monday

COVINGTON -- Students in Newton and Rockdale county public schools are scheduled to begin the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests on Monday and Tuesday.

Free legal advice offered to residents

CONYERS -- Free legal advice is available to anyone with legal questions, and even those without questions may want drop in to make sure they are accessing all the rights available to them under the law.