News for Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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School safety

The Department of Motor Vehicles is inspecting buses at the Newton County School System transportation department this week. State inspector Rudy Williams, from the Moter Carrier Compliance Division, checks under a bus for leaks and the amount of wear showing on the air brake pads.

Police nab two men in kidnapping

A DeKalb County kidnapping came to an end in Newton County on Monday afternoon, according to Lt. Mark Mitchell, spokesman for the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Wynne might have to wait to become judge

Due to the state budget crunch, District Attorney Ken Wynne may not be sworn in as Superior Court judge until July, the beginning of the state's fiscal year.

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Commissioner's stepson charged with stalking

The stepson of Newton County Commissioner J.C. Henderson was arrested and charged with aggravated stalking after he violated a court order to stay away from a residence in The Links subdivision, according to the Covington Police Department.

Library offers programs for children, parents

The Newton County Library wants families to know they can spend time together having fun at the library.

Council to present annual preschool art series

Adults aren't the only ones who can enjoy the arts in Conyers.

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Mansfield students win bikes

The Read and Ride program, sponsored by Golden Fleece Lodge #6, recent awarded two second graders with new bikes at Mansfield Elementary School.

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Eastminster Middle School equestrian team wins first place

Recently the Eastminster's Middle School equestrian team co-hosted with Eastside High School in Covington the International Classic at the Georgia International Horse Park.

Clayton State Fall Dean's List Reflects University's Growing Diverse Student Population

Morrow -- At the conclusion of each semester, Clayton State University announces its Dean's List, consisting of those students from the previous semester who had enrolled in a minimum of nine credit hours and who maintained a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.

Tennessee Aquarium announces teacher appreciation day

Chattanooga, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, Tenn., a couple of hours away from metro Atlanta, is trying to join in the support of schools and teachers with a special offer.

Art Institute offers scholarship opportunities to creative high school seniors

ATLANTA -- For high school seniors interested in pursuing a creative education, The Art Institute of Atlanta is offering its annual Poster Design Competition, which awards up to a full-tuition scholarship to study at one of the participating Art Institutes.

GSU to offer transatlantic degrees in international economics and modern languages

ATLANTA -- Georgia State University and the University of Venice were recently awarded $1 million from the U.S. Department of Education and the European Union to offer a transatlantic dual degree program for undergraduates in international economics and modern languages.

Commissioner's stepson charged with stalking

COVINGTON — The stepson of Newton County Commissioner J.C. Henderson was arrested and charged with aggravated stalking after he violated a court order to stay away from a residence in The Links subdivision, according to the Covington Police Department.

Clayton State Fall Dean's List Reflects University's Growing Diverse Student Population

Morrow — At the conclusion of each semester, Clayton State University announces its Dean's List, consisting of those students from the previous semester who had enrolled in a minimum of nine credit hours and who maintained a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.

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