News for Saturday, November 13, 2010


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Relieve the tension: Experts offer tips to battle holiday stress

Shopping, decorating, cooking, wrapping gifts, visiting with family and friends, traveling -- while many find joy in the activities of the holiday season, others find themselves overwhelmed by the obligations.

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Man enters guilty plea to burglary

CONYERS -- In Rockdale County Superior Court this week, a state prosecutor said the man sentenced to jail time for a residential burglary should "thank his lucky stars" that the resident did not fatally shoot him during the invasion.

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Family hike scheduled at Rock Eagle

EATONTON -- Area families have one more chance to enjoy a special event at Rock Eagle 4-H Center this year.The facility will hold its next and final family adventure session of the season -- Night Life ... It's not so Scary -- on Saturday.

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Boys and Girls Club starts green initiative

CONYERS -- Rockdale County youth will soon be learning ways to use energy more efficiently in a new going-green initiative.

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Mt. Tabor Bridge still a hazard

COVINGTON — More than a year after being damaged by floodwaters, Mt. Tabor Road Bridge remains closed to large vehicles, including fire trucks and school buses.

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Courthouse lighting to be Thurs.

COVINGTON — The thermometer may say summer's still lingering, but the calendar says it's time for the holidays.

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3rd suspect arrested in fatal robbery

CONYERS — Spending the night in a cold, wet storm drain was not enough for one suspect to elude arrest in Thursday's armed robbery of a Conyers video game store and the shooting death of a customer.

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Roundabout opening delayed

COVINGTON — The roundabout at Turner Lake Road and Clark Street was set to open next week, but that has been delayed because light fixtures that were ordered in August have yet to arrive, according city of Covington Transportation Manager Billy Skinner.

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East meets West

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

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Modular rooms out for 2011

COVINGTON — The Newton County School System intends to eliminate the need for modular classrooms — at least for the next school year — with its new rezoning plan.