News for Wednesday, December 22, 2010

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Christmas on the way

Twinkling lights make it easy to see that Christmas is heading our way in less than 48 hours. Janet Schiavone's home at 1870 Parker Road in Conyers is resplendant with Christmas lights and decorations, which she says she enjoys doing for all to enjoy.

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Man shot on street in Newton neighborhood

COVINGTON -- A 23-year-old man was shot in the back outside of a home in The Silos subdivision off Brown Bridge Road in the early afternoon Tuesday, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

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SPLOST list for Newton is approved

COVINGTON -- The list of SPLOST projects proposed by Commissioner Mort Ewing passed by a vote of 4-1 Tuesday night, but not before one commissioner made a last ditch effort to change it.

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RWR lauded for excellent operations

CONYERS -- Rockdale Water Resources was recognized for quality of operations for its drinking and wastewater treatment facilities in 2010.

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GPC sees increase in dual enrollment

COVINGTON -- Georgia Perimeter College continues to see an increasing amount of students in its dual enrollment programs, and officials expect even more growth with new course offerings.

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Commissioners sworn in

New District 2 Commissioner Lanier Sims is sworn in Wednesday afternoon at the Newton County Historic Courthouse by Probate Court Judge Henry Baker as his wife Bionca looks on.

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41 players help TUBACHRISTMAS break records

PORTERDALE -- Records were broken in every category Dec. 12 at the TUBACHRISTMAS gathering in Porterdale. Snow flurries made 2010 the first White TUBACHRISTMAS.

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