News for Saturday, May 29, 2010


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Time of their lives

Twelve years ago, these students celebrated the completion of kindergarten. Today, they stand ready to face the world as adults.

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Rotarians dedicate garden to children

CONYERS -- The Rotary Club of Conyers dedicated the Children's Garden at Light House Village, which is designed to provide a ray of sunshine for medically fragile children.

Concerts in Square to begin soon

COVINGTON -- The Second Friday Summer Concert Series on the Square Park will kick off in June, and this year's series promises a variety of musical acts.

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Piedmont Academy graduates its 40th class

MONTICELLO -- Piedmont Academy held its 40th graduation ceremony May 23 with Headmaster Michael Rossi, the school's Board of Trustees, the school's faculty, junior class users and senior class mascots leading the processional of 26 graduates.

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Woodlee's Christian Academy graduates its first-ever class

COVINGTON -- Woodlee's Christian Academy graduated its first class May 22 at Christ Cornerstone Church in Covington.

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Alcovy celebrates 'first class' graduation

COVINGTON -- The 2010 graduation ceremony for Alcovy High School was an historic one.The class of 2010 is the first graduating class to have completed all four years at the school, whch opened its doors for the 2005-06 school year. Additionally, the ceremony was the last for Newton County School System Superintendent Steven Whatley, who is retiring in June after more than 35 years in education. And for the first time, the school held its program at the Church in the Now in Conyers, instead of its gymnasium in southern Newton County.

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Graduation marks turning point for Eagles

CONYERS -- They lined up as high school seniors and walked out as graduates.Eastside High School celebrated the graduating class of 2010 Saturday morning in a commencement ceremony at Church in the Now.

Chamber to host forum to look back at Legislature

COVINGTON — The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a post-legislative forum for citizens to learn about the hot topics during this year's recently ended Georgia General Assembly session.

Schools on shortened summer schedule

COVINGTON — Students in the Newton County School System have completed their classes for the regular school year and soon the system will be operating under a shortened summer schedule.

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Veteran gets ride of a lifetime

CONYERS — A one-day trip to Washington, D.C., may not seem like much of a visit, but for Conyers resident and World War II veteran Ray Powell time stood still.

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We did it!

Staff Photo: Julie Wells

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Family survives van crash into creek

COVINGTON — A head-on collision between a van and a pickup truck early Friday afternoon resulted in the van going off a bridge and into a creek, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Openings for driver's ed still available

CONYERS — In an effort to fill the remaining spots for this summer's student driver's education program in Rockdale County, the instructor will hold a final registration this week.