News for Friday, August 12, 2011

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DeKalb Tech signs agreement with local school systems

DeKalb Tech agreements

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Governor visits cattlemen group

Gov. Nathan Deal stopped by the FFA-FCCLA Center Thursday night to speak to the Piedmont Cattlemen's Association.

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DeKalb Tech signs agreement with local school systems

CONYERS -- DeKalb Technical College signed more agreements with Rockdale and Newton County public school systems this week that will help high school students get a head start on college courses before they graduate.

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Bank robbery suspect struck by Conyers police car, dies

The bank robbery suspect injured in a police chase Thursday died last night at Grady Memorial Hospital. Georgia State Patrol said the man was struck by a police car driven by Conyers Police Chief Gene Wilson.

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Newton Medical Center's ER reopens

Newton Medical Center's Emergency Room was shut down for 12 hours Friday after employees at a local industry who were exposed to a potentially hazardous substance came there for treatment.

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Wiggins-Welsh Engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Wiggins of Conyers announce the engagement of their daughter Kathleen Mela Wiggins of Roswell, to David Norman Welsh Jr. of Roswell, son of Ms. Ann Welsh of Minnetonka, Minn., and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Norton of Monroe.

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Savage-Tyner Engagement

Dennis and Rita Savage of Conyers announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Savage of Nashville, Tenn., to Will Tyner of Nashville, son of Bill and Mary Tyner of Cumming.

SIMPSON: Road priorities need some work

The media tells us about commuting routes in need of repairs and repaving. Travelers know of others not on the list that are in need of tender, loving care.

HUCKABY: My serious obsession with Trivial Pursuit

Here's something that will shock you. The board game Trivial Pursuit was released in this country around this time of year in 1982, which happens to be the same year that my lovely wife, Lisa, and I were married. Time does fly when you are having fun.

Newton Blotter - 08-12-11

* Nicholas Dean Aljets, 24, 2788 S. Ola Road, Locust Grove, theft by receiving stolen property.* Michael Lee Ashley, 38, 10103 Allen Drive, disorderly conduct.* Clinton Daniel Atkinson, 26, 6131 Newton Drive, probation violation.

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Newton Medical Center's ER reopens

COVINGTON- Newton Medical Center's Emergency Room was shut down for 12 hours Friday after employees at a local industry who were exposed to a potentially hazardous substance came there for treatment.

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Gov. Deal visits cattlemen

Gov. Nathan Deal was the star attraction at a special called meeting of the Piedmont Cattlemen's Association at the FFA-FCCLA Center Thursday night.

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Local greenskeeper has hand in 93rd PGA course

JOHNS CREEK -- When Oaks Course superintendent Curtis Singleton was asked if he wanted be part of the grounds crew of the 93rd PGA Championship -- do we really need to answer that?It started back in February when he saw Atlanta Athletic Club head groundskeeper Ken Mangum at a USGA event and Singleton offered his services. At first it didn't look like he was going to get his chance because Mangum was using the event as a kind of homecoming for former staff and interns. But eventually he got the call he was waiting for.

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Bye, bye American Pie

Kevin Surrette, a horticulture teacher at the Rockdale Career Academy, holds a plant steady while Brittney Young, a RCA student and junior at Heritage High School, loads a cart with the plant donated by the American Reunion movie production company.

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Newton school board breaks grounds on NHS site

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Board of Education helped break ground on the replacement site for Newton High School this week.

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