News for Thursday, July 14, 2011


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Works of art

It's a strange sight, but hopefully one the birds will identify when 7-year-old Ella Morris hangs her bird cage art project in a tree in her backyard.

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Foreclosures constant, prices down

The local inventory of foreclosed properties is holding steady, but prices of homes listed for sale, in foreclosure or not, are dropping.

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BBB: Beware of air conditioning scams

Sweltering temperatures are bringing out scammers purporting to be reputable air conditioning inspection and repair businesses, according to the Better business Bureau serving Metro Atlanta, Athens and Northeast Georgia.

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NCSS deputy superintendent not chosen for Peach

COVINGTON -- Newton County School System's Deputy Superintendent Dennis Carpenter wasn't chosen for the top position at Peach County Schools.

Newton Blotter - 07-15-11

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:

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Coming in East Metro Sunday

The Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, which includes part of Rockdale County, is the focus of a Georgia Outdoors program. Produced by Georgia Public Broadcasting, the program discusses the natural, historical and cultural significance of the area in and around Arabia and Panola mountains. The show airs July 22 and 23 on GBP.

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Chillin' at camp

Camp counselor Kayla Conley assists 5-year-old Bobby Stephens with his homemade memory game that he had personalized with original drawings and initials.

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Porterdale at odds over closed session

PORTERDALE -- City Councilman Robert Foxworth was at odds with some fellow council members Monday night as he sought to make a point about what he believed to have been illegal action on the part of other council members at the previous meeting in June.