News for Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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Music and movement

Dawson Schneider, age 3, and Bridger Colborn, age 2, play with sandpaper clappers during a Kindermusik class at Grace Baptist Church Monday.

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Porterdale's city manager leaving for Social Circle

PORTERDALE -- Longtime Porterdale City Manager Tom Fox told the mayor and City Council members Monday that he has accepted the position of public safety director for the city of Social Circle. Fox's resignation will be effective Feb. 5, and he expects to assume his new post on Feb. 8.

Airport reopens, but only during day

COVINGTON -- Covington Municipal Airport reopened Wednesday morning, for daylight hours only, after being closed since September.

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Local dentist wins Dream Award

COVINGTON -- Dr. Melvin O'Neal Baker doesn't do his service work with a lot of fanfare. Instead, he chooses to stay behind the scenes.

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County's first black sheriff named Trailblazer

COVINGTON -- When Ezell Brown was 7 years old, he watched the arrest of an elderly woman. Even at that young age, he was revolted at the conduct of the arresting officers.

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Local artists, musicians featured in Oxford exhibit

OXFORD -- Southern musical traditions have come alive through art at Oxford College this month.

NSP hires coordinator

CONYERS -- Residents will soon hear more about houses available through Rockdale County's Neighborhood Stabilization Program as contractors complete renovations.

Porterdale's city manager leaving for Social Circle

PORTERDALE — Longtime Porterdale City Manager Tom Fox told the mayor and City Council members Monday that he has accepted the position of public safety director for the city of Social Circle. Fox's resignation will be effective Feb. 5, and he expects to assume his new post on Feb. 8.

County's first black sheriff named Trailblazer

COVINGTON — When Ezell Brown was 7 years old, he watched the arrest of an elderly woman. Even at that young age, he was revolted at the conduct of the arresting officers.

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