News for Saturday, September 4, 2010

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On the road again: Bus driver keeps on truckin' after 40 years

This past week, a picture of Donna Beam appeared on the bulletin board at the Rockdale County school bus barn on Main Street that noted she was entering her 40th year driving children to and from school. She said it gave her some attention from her fellow bus drivers.

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PE teacher likes to make exercise fun for students

Some might get tired of waking up before the sun comes out and coming to the same building every day for 20 years, but Ficquett Elementary School physical education teacher Donna Harris doesn't want it to end.

Student gets jail time in beating case

Fighting in school can land students in jail. That was the message Rockdale County Chief Superior Court Judge Sidney Nation wanted to send to public school students after the judge sentenced a former high school student to jail time for beating up another student in the school bathroom.

3rd annual art exhibit coming to Covington

Area artists will be in the spotlight later this month when Southern Heartland Arts Inc. hosts the third annual Artful Harvest Juried Art Exhibit.

STATE IN BRIEF: Covington man gets 20 years in mop attack

A Georgia man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple charges, including hitting an Alabama prison guard with a mop.

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On the road again: Bus driver keeps on truckin' after 40 years

CONYERS — This past week, a picture of Donna Beam appeared on the bulletin board at the Rockdale County school bus barn on Main Street that noted she was entering her 40th year driving children to and from school. She said it gave her some attention from her fellow bus drivers.

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