News for Friday, August 19, 2011


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Keep the faith; dawn will come

I'm sure you've had them, nights when the clock refused to move, for whatever reason, and you thought morning would never come.

Local lawyers form minority bar association

CONYERS -- The NewRock Legal Society, a new professional association of attorneys, looks to reach out to residents and build trust in the local legal system through community outreach and education efforts.. Alcovy Judicial Circuit Judge Horace Johnson swore in Phinia Aten Friday as the society's first president. Conyers attorneys

Even in times of sickness, He will carry you through

I feel like I've repeated "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me," a thousand times lately.. Just when I think I am ready to sit down on the floor and absolutely cry like a baby, since I've been experiencing mornings sickness and sometimes all day sickness

Grease fire damages Oak Hill Road home

Unattended grease on the stove is the cause of a house fire on Oak Hill Road Wednesday.

Riots in London a result of losing sight of God

I don't know whether you have been following the tragic news coming out of England regarding the riots that are sweeping London and other cities.. British Prime Minister David Cameron called the violence the result of a "slow moral collapse" and English historian and journalist Max Hastings writes in the

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Oxford welcomes record class

Oxford College is welcoming its largest class ever this year.

YMCA offers babysitter certification

Covington YMCA is offering a certification course for babysitters.

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David Keener drops out of Social Circle mayor's race

Social Circle mayoral candidate David Keener has dropped out of the race, citing "negative campaigning."

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Telly watching

Staff Photos by Erin Evans. filming1_ee.jpg. "The Vampire Diaries" cast and crew were set up between the Old Courthouse and BB&T on the Square Thursday afternoon, drawing quite a few onlookers.. filming2_ee.jpg. Melbourne Australia residents Rebecca Windebank (left) and Melissa Lunn are spending part of their vacation

City to eliminate hang tags

Covington won't use hang tags to notify utility customers of pending cut-offs anymore, and there are changes in store for the motorized carts ordinance.

Prisoner's DNA matches evidence collected in 2009 rape

An arrest has been made in connection with the 2009 rape of a 16-year-old girl.

CPD nabs two men in copper-stealing incident

Covington Police officers arresedt two men, charging them with theft by taking, in connection with the theft of copper wire from a city of Covington facility.

NCSO arrests 3 suspects in molestation of 13-year-old

NCSO has arrested three suspects in connction with the molestation of a 13-year-old girl; a couple was robbed at gunpoint at their home by three men in the early morning hours Wednesday.

Alternative ed sites unlikely for approval

Students in the Ombudsman alternative education program in Newton County might have to remain at the old Sharp Learning Center building longer than they originally thought.

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Internet gaming crackdown

District Attorney Laya Zon and Covington Police Department Capt. Philip Bradford wemt to the Covington Business Center and ordered that they close their doors due to internet gaming activities taking place at the establishment.

New chief restructuring fire dept.

Changes are in store for the Covington Fire Department under the leadership of new Chief John J. McNeil.

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Help' gets high marks from Film Fans

Film Fans review "The Help."