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Two local residents first to purchase battery-powered Nissan Leaf

Lee Walding knows that his new electric car, the Leaf, is lacking somewhat in practicality.

Alcovy to host college readiness program for students, parents

Alcovy High School's Tools for College Success class will host a college studies panel from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, in the school's media center.

Design contract approved for courthouse expansion

Commissioners have approved a contract for the design of the judicial center expansion.

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Porterdale approves 2012 budget

The Porterdale City Council approved a 2012 spending plan Thursday night.

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Two local residents first to purchase battery-powered Nissan Leaf

CONYERS -- Lee Walding knows that his new electric car, the Leaf, is lacking somewhat in practicality.. A full charge on the Leaf's battery takes him about 80 miles, and the mid-sized vehicle costs roughly $40,000. It's not an ideal option for someone looking for an affordable car to

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Broncos, Ravens hold postseason advantages

Win and you are in as a division champion. That's the easy scenario for the Broncos, Cowboys and the Giants next weekend. And while Baltimore already owns at least a wild-card spot, a victory for the Ravens earns them the AFC North and a first-round

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Police: Gunman dressed as Santa

GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Six members of a Texas family apparently opened Christmas presents just before a relative dressed as Santa Claus showed up, opened fire and killed them before killing himself, police said Monday.. Grapevine police spokesman Sgt. Robert Eberling said the shooter showed up in the Santa outfit shortly

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New Ga. law requires safety features on golf carts

Golf cart owners in Georgia will soon have stricter requirements to follow if they plan to drive their carts on roadways.. A new law taking effect Jan. 1 creates a separate classification of personal transportation vehicles for golf carts. It also sets standards for towns and counties

Mead Johnson: No bacteria found in infant formula

Illinois-based Mead Johnson says another batch of tests done on its Enfamil Premium Newborn infant formula found no trace of the bacteria tied to the death of a Missouri baby.

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Back in campaign mode, presidential hopefuls focus

Republicans in search of their party's presidential nomination are returning to campaign mode after a brief Christmas respite, with Rick Santorum planning a hunting trip with conservatives in Iowa and Mitt Romney phoning supporters.

In swing Ohio, Gingrich gaining the "not-Romneys"

For Republicans in a key conservative region of Ohio, Newt Gingrich is picking up support as an alternative to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

Post-Christmas shopping expected to be busy

Experts are predicting one of the biggest shopping days of the year Monday.

Ga. towns aims to fuel trucks with cooking oil mix

The Atlanta suburb of Smyrna plans to fuel some of its city trucks with a mix that includes biodiesel, which is repurposed cooking oil the city plans to collect from dozens of restaurants that fry food.

Delma Harvill

Delma Mae Harvill, age 85, of Conyers, passed away after a long battle with Congestive Heart Disease, on Thursday, December 22, 2011. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 1011, at Rockdale Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Billy Moss & Rev. Steve Powers officiating. Interment will follow at Eastview Cemetery in Conyers. A native of Douglasville, GA, Mrs. Harvill retired from Lithonia Lighting and was a member of Rockdale Baptist Church. She is survived by: sons & daughters-in-law, Mike & Janice Harvill, of Conyers, Mark & Sandy Harvill, of Conyers, Johnny Harvill, of Conyers, Nick & Robin Harvill, of Acworth, Rod & Karen Harvill, of Covington; numerous Grandchildren, Great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brother, Fable Fountain, Gene Fountain, Lance Fountain, Ray Fountain; sister, Faye Lathan; several nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack and her son, Bob. The family will receive friends Monday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered at www.horisawardrockdalechapel.com. Horis A. Ward Funeral Home, Rockdale Chapel, (770) 918-8851.

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Police: Gunman dressed as Santa

GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Six members of a Texas family apparently opened Christmas presents just before a relative dressed as Santa Claus showed up, opened fire and killed them before killing himself, police said Monday.

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