News for Wednesday, May 12, 2010


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Honoring the fallen: Community joins to remember slain officer

CONYERS -- Thousands of people became an extended family as they united to say a final farewell to Investigator Brian Lamar Mahaffey, a fallen Rockdale County Sheriff's Office deputy who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Proposed NCSS budget cuts $8.6M

COVINGTON -- Newton County School System Superintendent Steven Whatley presented a tentative 2010-11 school year budget Tuesday that is $8.6 million less than the current year's budget.

JAKES Day set for Saturday

MANSFIELD -- Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center is offering a day of free outdoor fun for the entire family with its annual JAKES Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

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FFA Center dedicates cabin to Tommy Irvin

COVINGTON -- Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin, Georgia's longest serving statewide official, was the guest of honor at the dedication of a cabin named in his honor at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center on Wednesday.

National Endowment for Humanities donates books to local libraries

COVINGTON -- Area libraries recently received a collection of books as part of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Live opera to benefit local autism group

CONYERS -- Music lovers and other residents will get the chance to hear live opera while helping a new local group provide a resources for special-needs children.

Escape to the movies at horse park

CONYERS -- In tune with the pleasant spring weather, a free outdoor movie will be shown this weekend and organizers are encouraging residents to bring their lawn chairs and blankets.