News for Friday, April 29, 2011

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The Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers is opening its new Monastic Heritage Center to the public on May 7. The center features a gift shop, cafe, green house, nature gift store and several exhibits on monasticism.The $6.8 million project took five years to plan and a year to construct.

Newton Poll - 04-30-11

"I have these suggestions for the Board of Education to save some money so our children aren't suffering. First of all, they don't need to have graduation at Church in the Now and pay $8,000 for each graduation. That is $24,000 for all the high schools. Also, why doesn't the people from the top, including the superintendent, take a cut in their big, big salaries? Also, I went to school there was one principal and one assistant principal. I don't see the need for more than one vice principal."Editor's note: According to information provided by the school system, Church in the Now is paid $3,000 for each graduation, or $9,000 total.

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HUCKABY: A wedding worthy of its royal participants

Diana Spencer's oldest boy got married Friday. The queen was resplendent in yellow. The groom was dressed in a red uniform, with a royal blue sash -- and when I say royal blue, I mean "royal." The bride, of course, wore white. Yes, I woke up at the crack of dawn and watched the royal wedding -- and I wouldn't have missed it for the world.

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Ready for Relay

Sarah Standard puts the finishing touches on decorations for the Newton Federal Bank team in preparation for Friday evening's Relay for Life.

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Emergency sirens will be retested

COVINGTON -- Emergency sirens in Newton County will be re-tested next week to ensure they are working properly following a tornado that touched down near Newborn on Thursday morning.

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Newborn cleans up after storm

NEWBORN -- Great progress has been made in cleaning up Newborn following an F1 tornado that touched down to the west of the town and produced winds of up to 105 mph Thursday morning, according to Mayor Roger Sheridan.

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Porterdale mulls Sunday alcohol

PORTERDALE -- Package sales of alcoholic beverages on Sunday was a topic of discussion for the Porterdale City Council at its work session Thursday night.

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Sheriff's seminar to teach safe driving

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office is hosting a free driver's education seminar to help Newton County parents prepare their teens to drive.

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Eastside performs today

Eastside High School's drama department performed "Dear Edwina, Jr." for several groups of elementary school students during the day Wednesday at the high school as part of its fourth annual spring children's show.

Sheriff's seminar to teach safe driving

COVINGTON — The Newton County Sheriff's Office is hosting a free driver's education seminar to help Newton County parents prepare their teens to drive.

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