News for Tuesday, July 19, 2011

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Social Circle native Dally throws hat in mayoral race

The field in the race to be the next mayor of Social Circle is becoming more crowded now that a third person has declared his intention to run.

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City seeking grant for new terminal

The city will apply for a $500,000 grant to help fund construction of a new terminal building at Covington Municipal Airport.

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City Manager Horton to retire next year

City Manager Steve Horton announced he plans to retire in about a year at Monday night's City Council meeting.

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Block Party set for this weekend

Students needing supplies for the upcoming school year can get a little help by attending the 2011 Back 2 School Block Party this weekend.

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17-year-old pleads guilty to murder

Markus Isiah Seymore pleaded guilty to murder, kidnapping and armed robbery charges Tuesday morning in Rockdale County Superior Court, moments before his trial was to begin. He was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.

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Abracadabra ...

Magician Bill Packard was at Porter Memorial Library on Tuesday for the last special program of the summer. He talked to the audience about stories from all around the world while doing magic tricks. Here, 7-year-old Jefferion Williams, a first-grader at Rocky Plains Elementary School, can't believe his eyes when Packard makes several foam balls disappear. Packard will visit the Covington Library branch at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. today with the same show. Also at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 29, there will be a party to celebrate Harry Potter's birthday at the Covington branch. The public is invited to attend dressed as their favorite muggle or wizard.

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Horrors of Vietnam drive vet to help

CONYERS — Joe May attempted to move on after serving in the Army in Vietnam by helping fellow veterans readjust to civilian life. He said the horrors of war are always with him and the best medicine he has found is helping others.

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