News for Saturday, January 23, 2010

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Praying for Haiti: Many locals affected by tragic quake

His English is thick with the French-Creole accent of the island and sometimes hard to understand, but there is no mistaking the pain and heartbreak in his voice as he talks about his beloved Haiti, where the fate of many friends and loved ones remains unknown.His English is thick with the French-Creole accent of the island and sometimes hard to understand, but there is no mistaking the pain and heartbreak in his voice as he talks about his beloved Haiti, where the fate of many friends and loved ones remains unknown.

March of Dimes kicks off campaign

CONYERS -- Nurse midwife Patti Detzel, Gaynell Freeman and Valerie Davis sat at a table decorated with purple buckets after Friday's kick-off luncheon for the annual Rockdale/Newton March of Dimes fundraising campaign.

Jail now has flexibility

CONYERS -- The average stay at the Rockdale County Jail is longer than in the past as inmates await transportation to state prison.

ON THE BEAT: Man finds wife's name in inappropriate ad

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at barbara.knowles@newtoncitizen.com.

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