News for Thursday, November 25, 2010


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Annie Dilliard 99th Birthday

Annie Dilliard celebrated her 99th birthday Nov. 11 at the Olivia Haydel Senior Center with a roomful of friends and well-wishers.

Newton Blotter - 11-26-10

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:* Christopher Raysha Armstead, 24, 852 Heritage Oak Drive, Stone Mountain, probation violation.* Samantha Ann Barber, 21, 266 Macon St., Monticello, probation violation.* Jon Jessie Baronofsky, 46, 60 Crooked Creek Drive, deposit account fraud.* Tandi Nicole Basham, 21, 810 Oak Hill Road, probation violation.* Jermie Daunta Bigby, 21, 1195 North Main St., Conyers, probation violation.* Emory Devonte Bradford, 24, 1720 Brandon Glen Way, Conyers, probation violation.* Russell Brad Case, 32, 45 Lang Circle, probation violation.

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Proposed registry hot topic of forum

Area real estate professionals showed up Tuesday morning to speak on the pending ordinance that will create a countywide foreclosure registry in Rockdale County.

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Homes for the holidays: Eight houses to be featured on popular tour

This year the Satsuki Garden Club's popular tour of homes will take participants from town to country to explore homes historic and contemporary.

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Local truckers make safety hall of fame

Bobby Bower of Covington and Richard Vonderheide of Conyers are good friends with more than just a profession in common. The two truck drivers were recently inducted into Brown Trucking's Million Mile Safe Driving Driver Safety Hall of Fame. Both have driven more than 1 million miles for the company accident-free. A million miles is equivalent to about 40 trips around the world.

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Advent service to celebrate Southern songs

Sounds from the historic South will be heard inside Old Church in Oxford when Meridian Herald hosts the 17th annual Southern Folk Advent Service at 4 p.m. Saturday.

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Covington/Conyers Choral Guild presents seasonal show

he Covington/Conyers Choral Guild wants to help you get in the holiday spirit.