News for Monday, May 17, 2010


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Land talks to focus on agriculture

RUTLEDGE -- Those interested in learning about locally grown food and conservation of agricultural land are invited to attend the 6th Annual Land Talks to be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at Hard Labor Creek State Park in Rutledge.

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Campout of the century

Among those setting up camp Friday afternoon was Daniel Nandroni, 14, from Covington Troop 151 of Salem United Methodist Church, who helps pull the rain fly over the tent "just in case."

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NCSS parent to run for seat on BOE

COVINGTON -- A lifelong Newton County resident and parent of two children in the Newton County School System wants to join the Newton County Board of Education as an advocate for children.

Judge says pot leads to murder

CONYERS -- Selling marijuana is not a victimless crime and contributes to the deaths of innocent people, according to Rockdale County Superior Court Judge David Irwin.Tavarion Nortavious Thompson, 22, of Covington was charged with violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act, one count of fleeing and attempting to elude and one felony count of fleeing and attempting to elude, in connection with an incident last fall.

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Lady Antebellum donates guitar for Mahaffey fund

CONYERS -- Country music group Lady Antebellum donated an autographed acoustic guitar Monday to go toward helping the family of slain Rockdale County Sheriff's Office Investigator Brian Mahaffey.