News for Monday, September 6, 2010


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A Labor of fun

Taking the plunge for charity is 16-year-old Amanda Stover, a Heritage High School student. The Heritage High School Junior ROTC set up a dunking booth for the Labor Day Family Fun Festival at American Legion Post 77 in Conyers, with the proceeds benefitting the American Legion Charity Funds. Other activities for the family included inflatable attractions, games, arts and crafts and food vendors.

Students invited to college fairs

COVINGTON — This month, area high school students have the chance to visit with dozens of local, state and regional colleges in one centralized location.

EMA wants all prepared for disaster

COVINGTON — However and whenever disaster strikes, preparation is key to making it through. In recognition of September as National Preparedness Month, officials with the Covington/Newton County Emergency Management Agency and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency are urging residents and business owners to prepare a readiness kit that can easily be accessed during emergencies.

Not letting bedbugs bite becoming harder to do

COVINGTON — With the summer travel season officially over, returning vacationers may discover they brought home more than just a few souvenirs.

Cops: Girl beaten with cord

CONYERS — Police took a Conyers woman into custody in a possible child abuse case after a 10-year-old girl told authorities that the two welts on her arm were caused by being hit with an extension cord.