News for Saturday, February 5, 2011


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Rockdale Medical offers heart health lunch, fashion show

At 47, Anita Smith ate well, exercised, kept up with physicals and watched her weight.

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Clinic kicks off Mercy Heart Angels campaign

CONYERS -- Mercy Heart Health Clinic will celebrate its one-year anniversary this month by kicking off its first major fundraising drive.

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Covington using solar power for water, electricity

COVINGTON -- The sun's energy is now being used to heat water at Covington City Hall, thanks to a solar water heating system recently installed and largely funded through stimulus dollars.

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Bill would alter BOE makeup

CONYERS -- A proposed bill in the Georgia General Assembly to require single-member districts for school boards in counties with homestead and school sales tax programs could have a significant impact on the Rockdale County Board of Education.

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Body found in burned pickup truck

CONYERS -- Rockdale County firefighters discovered a man's body Saturday in the back of a burned-out truck off of Turner Road.

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Severe Weather Week begins Monday

COVINGTON — Newton County residents have already seen their fair share of severe weather this year, but there's always the possibility for more.

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Porterdale PD to form Explorer post

PORTERDALE — Police Chief Geoff Jacobs and his officers are reaching out to young people through the establishment of a Police Explorers post sponsored by the department.