News for Tuesday, April 20, 2010


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Dancing machines

Singrid Lampe, a home school student, helps Rachel Mathieu, another home school student, prepare for their performance of "Stories in Dance," presented by Mainstream Dance Studio of Covington at the April Preschool Pops at Rockdale Auditorium in Conyers. Lampe and Mathieu are part of the advanced ballet and jazz class at the Covington dance studio. The group performed to Vivaldi, "Thriller," "Black and Gold" from the movie "Fame," and "Dance to the Music," which was a medley of songs by the Beatles, Earth Wind and Fire, Prince, The Jackson Five and more. Preschool Pops is a twice-a-month series of performances sponsored by the Conyers-Rockdale Council for the Arts.

City votes against railroad purchase

The city of Covington will not be involved in the purchase of the Norfolk Southern rail line, the council voted Monday night in a surprise 5-1 outcome.

Parents upset with school cuts

Covington resident Nicole Vanderwolf's daughter loves being a cheerleader at Veterans Memorial Middle School.

Retail space owners face money woes

Times are tough for the Blue Willow Village, but owner Louis Van Dyke believes he can avoid a May foreclosure.

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Man shot during argument

A 36-year-old Newton County man was in stable condition after he was shot at a neighbor's house early Sunday morning.