News for Saturday, July 31, 2010

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FANCY FEET: Local cloggers focus on the community

CONYERS -- Though the Sole Momentum clogging team earned accolades at a recent competition, dancing well is only a portion of what the activity is all about for her students, said Lora Scott Garcia-Carreras, director of the group and owner of The Barn clogging studio in Conyers.

Rockdale to get new emergency network

CONYERS -- Rockdale County will soon have the ability to notify residents of emergency situations by phone, e-mail or text message with the approval of an emergency notification network by the Board of Commissioners.

PCAR fall parenting programs start soon

CONYERS -- Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale is getting ready to assist more parents in the area during its fall classes.

Clayton MBA program gets new director

CONYERS -- The Clayton State University master of business administration program, which operates partly in Rockdale County, has another new director.

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Tuba hot to handle

Members of the Eastside High School marching band had plenty to sweat about this past week as they practiced their music and moves on the sweltering field at the school. Junior tuba player Elijah Clark learns one of the songs that will be used in this season's football halftime shows.

New nonprofit to benefit Newton Co. schools

COVINGTON — A new nonprofit organization has been formed to benefit Newton County public schools.

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Woman dies in Ga. 138 crash

COVINGTON — A Covington woman died as a result of a head-on collision with a Freightliner truck Tuesday afternoon, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

BOC mulls liquor by the drink

COVINGTON — The Newton County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session at 7 p.m. Monday at the Newton County Historic Courthouse to discuss by-the-drink sales of alcoholic beverages.

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