News for Monday, October 4, 2010

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Community shows support for teacher with cancer

The Rockdale County community is showing its support for a teacher who has always supported her community. In early September, Heritage High School teacher Caroline Ingle was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, which is a cancer of the white blood cells that normally fight infections, after what originally felt like a series of flu-like symptoms.

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Readying the roundabout

Danny Daniel and Felix Baena of Brooks-Berry-Haynie Associates Inc., electrical contractors from Mableton, install base pedestals for the streetlights that will be placed along the sidewalks of the roundabout at Turner Lake Road and Clark Street. The final coat of asphalt has been poured on the roundabout and next sidewalks and splitter islands will be installed, according to the city's Transportation Manager Billy Skinner. Construction is expected to be completed in November.

Kids fishing event set for this Saturday

Parents looking for a way to spend some quality time with their children are in luck. The FFA-FCCLA Center is partnering with the Junior Bass Busters Club of Covington to offer a parent-child fishing event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

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Three arrested in pot garden, 'shot house' raids

Acting on resident complaints, the Covington/Newton County Special Investigations Unit recently made arrests in connection with cultivation of marijuana and unlawful sales of alcohol.

Group to host ride for U.S. troops

Operation Sandbox will hold its third annual Ride for the Troops and Classic Car Show on Saturday at Stone Mountain Harley-Davidson at 900 Dogwood Drive S.E. in Conyers.

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Eastside offers college trips

The counseling department at Eastside High School is giving students more opportunities to learn about post-secondary options this year.

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Fox5 honors Newton football

Newton High School running back Akeem Hunt, left, and coach Cortez Allen, center, hold their awards with Fox5 sports reporter Ken Rodriguez at The Touchdown Club of Atlanta meeting at Fox Sports Grill at Atlantic Station on Monday. For more information, read the story in today's sports section.

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Three arrested in pot garden, 'shot house' raids

COVINGTON — Acting on resident complaints, the Covington/Newton County Special Investigations Unit recently made arrests in connection with cultivation of marijuana and unlawful sales of alcohol.

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