News for Monday, July 5, 2010


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Patriotic party

Barry "Sportster" Cowan was a popular part of the Oxford parade, which traveled a circuitous route around town to the delight of spectators who lined the streets. Sportster is a clown with the Shriner's and a coach for children's sports.

Meth suspects set for court appearance

CONYERS -- The pair arrested in March for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine in a rolling meth lab will have their first appearance in court this week.

Heritage named a top high school

CONYERS -- Heritage High School was the only school in Rockdale County and one of 55 in the state to make Newsweek magazine's America's Best High Schools list for 2010.

Some Covington businesses eligible for state tax credit

COVINGTON -- Portions of Covington have been designated as opportunity zones by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, meaning business owners can take advantage of tax credits if they meet certain stipulations.

Porterdale mulls water rate restructure

PORTERDALE -- A proposed change to the town's water rate structure would minimize the impact of a rate increase on customers who use 2,000 gallons per month or less.