News for Saturday, August 13, 2011

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'Bee' the music: Music festival buzzes into Olde Town Conyers

Matthew Wilcox remembers that the inaugural Lemon Bee Festival -- which took place five years ago in the Olde Town Pavilion -- was a rather modest event that included no bands and maybe 100 partygoers.

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Hometown murder becomes backbone for novel

As a child in the 1940s and '50s, Javon Brothers listened to his family elders speak in hushed voices about how William Poole "killed those two sailors." When Brothers made inquiries about the identity of Poole, the family fell silent.

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Conyers advances with biz incubator

The city of Conyers is slowly moving forward with plans to establish a business incubator.

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Fishermen find body in Porterdale

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is looking into what they are calling "a suspicious death" after the discovery of skeletal remains off Riverfront Road in Porterdal

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Paralegal program gets American Bar approval

DeKalb Technical College's paralegal department has received a new status that will aid students after they graduate.

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ON THE BEAT: Woman run over after attacking pickup with metal pipe

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at barbara.knowles@newtoncitizen.com.

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'Bee' the music

The Lemon Bee Music Festival 2011 will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27 at the pavilion in Olde Town Conyers.

0814_Ronda Rich

Until the day he died, Daddy had one prayer about his children that he prayed constantly, probably every day of his life.. He did not, like many parents, daily beseech the good Lord to protect us or to give us wealth or happy lives.. Instead, his most diligent prayer was

08-14_bk_onthebeat

Love hurts. A couple went out for a night on the town which included drinking and during the evening the women accused her boyfriend of cheating on her. Once home the argument escalated and the boyfriend said he thought it prudent to gather his clothes and leave the premises so

Fishermen discover skeletal remains off Riverfront Road

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is looking into what they are calling "a suspicious death" after the discovery of skeletal remains off Riverfront Road in Porterdale.

Rams softball heads into Gold bracket; Alcovy comes back to split doubleheader

Newton's softball team started its season well by winning both of its games in the opening round of the Griffin Tournament at Volunteer Park while Alcovy's team split their doubleheader in the South Gwinnett Classic on Friday.

Fisherman discover skeletal remains off Riverfront Road

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is looking into what they are calling "a suspicious death" after the discovery of skeletal remains off Riverfront Road in Porterdale.

0810_Shields column

Just as birds have to fly and fish have to swim, pundits have to predict. Please be warned that what follows comes from the same forecaster who, 11 years ago, assured readers that President John McCain in 2004 would not seek a second White House term.

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JULIE WELLS: Forgive, forget the past just like He does

While driving home the other day I found myself looking in my rear view mirror several times. There was a car behind me making me pretty nervous. He was the kind of driver that rides your bumper and seems to be in such a hurry behind you that he swerves to see if he can pass you.

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JOHN PEARRELL: The best version of the Bible is one you can understand

Recently I was viewing a Public Television special on the Bible. I was appalled at the poor scholarship, the obvious failure to research the facts they were presenting, and the resulting misinformation being passed onto the viewing public.

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TONY ELDER: You are never alone; God is always with you

I wasn't looking forward to my wife going out of town last week. Over the past few months, our house had become increasingly empty.

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JEFF BEHRENS: We are big-time stars in God's ongoing drama

A legal size envelope arrived in the mail a few weeks ago. I looked at the return address label and it was from a woman I met in the retreat house a month or so ago.

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ORRIN MORRIS: Visit to outcropping can be good for the soul

Life has been, is and will be filled with many uncertainties, disasters and illnesses. Some are the results of our bad choices, others are the consequences of bad choices made by others, and others are the result of the vagaries of life.

Aug 13 Citizen Phone Poll

“I am disgusted by the constant negativity and the derogatory depiction of Barrack Obama in the Mallard Fillmore cartoons. I’m sure others are, too. If you’re paying to have this no-sayer in your paper, save your money. Or, add someone with analysis and insight into today’s problem for a change.”

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JASON DEES: Hope for the nation lies with God

We have all been watching the news with anticipation, fear, and confusion these past several weeks as it appears that our nation's financial situation only continues to get worse.. This, of course, all came to a head on Friday when Standard and Poor's dropped the credit rating of the United

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JOE LaGUARDIA: Feeding hungry crowds

"He ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. He took the five loaves of bread and the two fish, looked up to heaven, blessed them and broke the loaves apart and gave them to his disciples." (Matthew 14:19-20a).

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