News for Saturday, August 21, 2010


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Big influence: Mentor sets example for 11-year-old local boy

When James Strickland first became a mentor to Marquez Gill through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, he wondered how he could teach the 11-year-old important life lessons, such as do your best in school and follow the rules.

Fuzz Run scheduled for Sept. 11

Runners, take your mark. Registration is under way for the 27th annual running of the Covington Police Department's Fuzz Run, one of Covington's most popular events.

Judge set to hear three murder trials

Rockdale County Chief Superior Court Judge Sidney Nation arranged to hear several murder trials next month, in an effort to get through murder cases that are pending.

Dual Enrollment program numbers up at Georgia Perimeter

Not only is Georgia Perimeter College seeing more college-age students enter its doors this new school year, its Dual Enrollment program at the Newton Campus is growing as well.