News for Saturday, January 1, 2011


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Alaska in August

While visiting Alaska in August, Citizen photographer Lee Depkin captured this image of a tour ship drifting close to the face of Aialik Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park.

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Medical Center adjusting to new tax, laws

CONYERS -- Rockdale Medical Center is adjusting to a new tax imposed in 2010, while at the same time waiting to see what the new federal health care law will mean in 2011.

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Prayer meal set for Jan. 7

COVINGTON -- Jackie Gingrich Cushman will be the guest speaker at the 2011 Newton County Legislative Prayer Breakfast, an event held annually prior to the start of the Georgia legislative session.

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Time to apply for school aid

CONYERS -- Students planning to go to college next year can start applying for financial aid soon.

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A year of crime and downright bizarre

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. This version is comprised of some of the best episodes during 2010. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at