News for Saturday, July 30, 2011

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New Depot Players present 'Little Shop of Horrors'

Looking for a little camp this summer? No, not the kind you send your child to in the summer time. We're talking the kind found in an over-the-top musical about a man-eating plant.

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New juries reflect county

CONYERS -- Rockdale County court officials said they noticed a difference in the jury pool this month after a moratorium on jury trials was lifted.

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Schools have new policy on restraint

CONYERS -- Employees at Rockdale County Public Schools must follow a new restraint policy this school year, after state officials required local systems to do so.

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Former pastor finds new vocation locating burial spots

COVINGTON -- Len Strozier has been at Westview Cemetery for just 30 minutes and he's already discovered six more secrets.

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Coming Sunday

A three-weekend run of the campy musical 'Little Shop of Horrors," opens on Aug. 4 at Center Street Arts in Olde Town Conyers. Presented by the New Depot Players, "Little Shop of Horrors" is the story of a hapless flower shop worker who is manipulated into feeding a bloodthirsty plant human sacrifices.

Newton Poll - 07-30-11

"Another 'brilliant' statement by the mayor's husband Maurice (there must be something in the water) was that bike riders are not limited nor legally bound to ride in the city of Covington's bike lanes.

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TONY ELDER: God's plan includes following His will for our own good

I watched a movie recently in which God and angels played a significant role. While the film was interesting, it's theology was way out of kilter.

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School threads

Alcovy High School had a very special fashion show Friday morning. It was designed to demonstrate to students how to dress appropriately for school.

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Schools get Ford grant

The Newton County School System has been awarded a grant by the Ford Motor Company Fund that will pay for a team of 10 to 15 teachers and administrators, along with local business and industry leaders, to attend a learning workshop this fall to implement Ford PAS Next Generation Learning at Newton College and Career Academy.

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Porterdale OKs 2 mill tax increase

The City Council approved the third and final reading of an ordinance Thursday night that sets the city's property tax millage rate at 19.892 mills, a 2-mill increase over the previous year.

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GPC names Bailey head coach

Stewart Bailey, a fixture in North Georgia baseball and assistant head coach at Georgia Perimeter College for four seasons, has been named head coach, athletic director Alfred Barney said Friday.

New Depot Players present 'Little Shop of Horrors'

Looking for a little camp this summer? No, not the kind you send your child to in the summer time. We're talking the kind found in an over-the-top musical about a man-eating plant.

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JULIE WELLS: God has blessed us with the joy of parenthood

On any other normal day, seeing a "baby on board" sign usually just makes me smile.

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RECIPE BOX: Microwave Vidalia onions for a quick side dish

I've heard all kinds of tips on how not to cry while cutting an onion -- make sure the onion is cold first; cut the onion at a certain angle; wear sunglasses while cutting the onion.

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ORRIN MORRIS: Orange daylily is a lazy gardeners best friend

Charles Dickens began "A Tale of Two Cities" stating, "It was the best of times; it was the worst of times." That is the way I look at the current situation -- locally, nationally and internationally.

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JOE LaGUARDIA: God is calling us back to the heart of the gospel

Decision time: Do we cut entitlements, raise revenue, or both? That is the major question that Congress is wrestling with in the federal budget crisis of late.

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JEFF BEHRENS: Hopefully Winehouse has peace

When someone dies young, the loss of youth adds to the grief felt by those who knew and loved the one who has died.

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