News for Saturday, January 8, 2011

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RICH: The sweet sound of a screen door

There is something about the banging of a screen door -- soft, sweet and low -- that warms the innards of my being.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Broccoli salad is a 'short and sweet' side dish

Cooking isn't Lori McClane's favorite activity, but when it comes to fixing broccoli salad, she doesn't even bat an eye. She knows how to prepare it without even looking at the recipe.

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BOOK REVIEW: Authors share frugal tips in 'How to Shop For Free'

Every year, you say you're going to do it, but you never do.

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Snow, ice possible this week

COVINGTON -- Weather forecasters are predicting wintry weather possibly starting tonight and carrying into Monday and Tuesday, which has area students -- and even some teachers -- hoping for the first snow day of the school year this week.

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Monastery offers variety of retreats for 2011

Vietnam veteran Andy Farris has gained a lot from attending retreats at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit.List of this year's monastery retreats

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Legislators hold town hall meeting

CONYERS -- Members of the Rockdale County delegation to the Georgia General Assembly got an earful from residents Saturday during a town hall meeting as a preview to the start of the 2011 legislature session next week.

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Conyers vies for status as retirement community

CONYERS -- City officials want to pursue a certification that possibly could put Conyers on the map as Georgia's first certified retirement community.

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CPD, NCSO warns of snow, ice dangers

COVINGTON -- Preparation is the hot word in Newton County this weekend as prognosticators are warning that ice and snow is headed our way.

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FFA cleanup part of 'Day of Service'

COVINGTON — More than 100 volunteers, including Secretary of State Brian Kemp, are gathering at the FFA-FCCLA Center today to plant trees and clean up the grounds to commemorate the upcoming inauguration of Gov.-elect Nathan Deal.

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CFD captain certified as CPD officer

COVINGTON — A unique blending of the Covington Fire Department and the Covington Police Department has taken place with the certification of CFD Capt. Tony Smith as a CPD officer.

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One shot in Conyers traffic incident

CONYERS — Police were on the lookout for the driver of one car who is believed to have shot the driver of another car Friday afternoon during a confrontation at a traffic incident on Dogwood Drive. One man was wounded in the shooting.

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Wolverine Gym in Cousins Community Center now open

COVINGTON — For the better part of a decade, sentimental sports enthusiasts have been dreaming of restoring the old Cousins gym to its former glory. This week, that dream became a reality.

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Energy audit can help homeowners save

CONYERS — Fixing a cold draft felt under a door or adjusting the temperature on a water heater could mean a big payback for homeowners in their electric bills.

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