News for Wednesday, September 22, 2010


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Clayton State presents workshop on gender communications

How does gender relate to communication? Are men not good listeners because of biology? Are women just naturally more intuitive?

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Piedmont selects student council

Piedmont Academy recently named its Student Council representatives.

School essay contest is open

Arlington, VA - U.S. high school students and their teachers are invited to compete for nearly $115,000 in prize money by participating in the Bill of Rights Institute's fifth annual Being an American Essay Contest. Top prize winners and their teachers will also receive all-expenses paid trips to the nation's capital.

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Holcomb named to GPC Board of Trustees

DECATUR-- Scott Holcomb, General Counsel for J.P. Turner & Company, L.L.C., a brokerage firm based in Atlanta, has accepted a nomination to the Georgia Perimeter College Foundation Board of Trustees.

Schools announce council meetings

Several Newton County Schools have announced their school council meeting days for the 2010-11 school year.

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Out with the old

Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown and Deputy Ginger Stabile prepare for Saturday's "Take-Back" campaign and urge residents to clean out their closets and medicine chests and safely dispose of outdated or unwanted prescription drugs.

School board OKs new principal

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Board of Education has approved Dr. Craig Lockhart, currently assistant superintendent for Support Services in Bibb County Schools, as principal of Newton High School.

New chief assistant DA named

COVINGTON -- Newton County District Attorney Layla Zon has announced the appointment of Anne Kurtz to the position of chief assistant district attorney for the Alcovy Judicial Circuit.

City nixes parking ordinance

COVINGTON -- The Covington City Council opted not to pass the first reading of an ordinance prohibiting the parking of certain commercial vehicles in residential areas.

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Eastside names Homecoming Court

Eastside High School recently selected its Homecoming Court.

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Festival to bring out green thumb in all

CONYERS — The Rockdale County Master Gardeners are looking for a strong showing for their annual plant sale and festival Saturday that will offer family activities, arts and crafts and free gardening advice.