News for Thursday, February 10, 2011


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Coming in East Metro Sunday

The Heart N Soul Band is working hard to build a name for itself.The band plays country colored with rock, jazz and blues.The Heart and Soul Band plays the first Friday of every month at the Celtic Tavern in Olde Town Conyers, and Feb. 18 and 19 at the Captain's Table, also in Conyers.

Newton Blotter - 02-11-11

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:* Kyle Daniel Anderson, 20, 373 Wax Wing Drive, Monticello, house for Jasper County.* Azel Lee Bailey II, 29, 1795 Richard Road, Conyers, bench warrant.* Quinton O'Brien Bandy, 19, 45 Tall Oak Trail, possession of marijuana less than one ounce.

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Winter reminder

When daylight came Thursday morning, residents had to look quick to see the beautiful overnight snowfall. Temperatures hovered just above freezing, keeping the roadways clear, but allowing the damp snow to hang heavy on the trees and grass.

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Civil Rights activist to speak at library

COVINGTON -- As a child of about 8 years old, Dorothy Piedrahita sat on the front row when Martin Luther King Jr. gave an impassioned speech at Holt Street Baptist Church at the start of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

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NCSS compiles budget survey results

COVINGTON -- Newton County School System administrators are looking over data from the recently closed stakeholder survey regarding possible major budget reductions.

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NCFS wants to reduce incidents of child arsons

COVINGTON -- There were 15 incidents in Newton County last year of children deliberately setting fires, according to Lt. Cydnie Taylor with the Newton County Fire Service. As fire safety educator for the NCFS, her mission is to reduce those numbers and she urges parents to be vigilant in helping her educate children about the dangers of fire.

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NCSS announced literacy days winners

The Newton County School System recently announced the winners of the 2010-11 district Literacy Days Recitation, Drama and Ready Writing Competition.

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Oxford city clerk to retire

OXFORD -- There will be a shuffle in leadership over the next few months for the City of Oxford.

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Newton County Schools open today

Newton County schools are open and will begin on time today, according to Newton County School System Superintendent Gary Mathews.

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Walls of wonder: Library hosting works from disabled artists

CONYERS — There will be no limit to the creativity found at today's opening of the 26th annual Georgia Artists with Disabilities exhibition at Nancy Guinn Memorial Library.

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Atlanta St. Patrick's Parade committee announces essay contest

In Atlanta the annual St. Patrick's Celebration was first held in 1858 by the Hibernian Benevolent Society of Atlanta.