News for Thursday, June 16, 2011

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Coming Sunday

If you're still looking for ways to fill your child's summer, the FFA Wildlife Camp still has slots available.A week-long residential experience, the camp offers children ages 10 to 15 the opportunity to earn their Georgia Hunter Safety Certification. Youth will learn how to use firearms and fish, as well as become familiar with primitive camping, wildlife education and conservation, deer stand safety and outdoor cooking.

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Bond 50th Wedding Anniversary

Cary Bond and Jean Bond of Rockdale celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 9.

Newton Blotter - 06-17-11

* Keith Leo Anderson, 24, 311 Emory Street, Oxford, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct. * Rachael Nicole Barnwell, 31, 2961 Valley Court, Conyers, probation violation. * Faith Acton Bratlie, 19, 1751 New St., Conyers, forgery in the second degree.* Lee Alvin Brooks, 44, homeless, parole violation.

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Market fresh

Customer Patty Garlend picks out a choice basket of tomatoes at Covington Produce on U.S. Highway 278 Thursday afternoon.

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Judge ponders verdict in Mt. Zion Baptist Church case

COVINGTON -- Closing arguments have been filed in the case involving members of Mt. Zion Baptist Church who accuse a fellow member of improperly giving away the church's property and assets.

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SKC gets $350K for expansion

COVINGTON -- The SKC expansion in Covington is getting a $350,000 boost from the OneGeorgia Authority.

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Libertarians speak against millage hike

COVINGTON -- The East Metro Atlanta Libertarian Party based in Newton is speaking out against a proposed millage increase.

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Turns out bank robbery was 'a joke'

COVINGTON -- Covington Police went on high alert when they received word a man was attempting to rob United Bank on Wednesday morning, but when all was said and done, it was determined the would-be robber was engaging in a dangerous game of "just playing around."

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Turner wants to look at returning funds to employees

COVINGTON -- Although final figures aren't available yet, some members of the Newton County Board of Education already are thinking about what they could do with additional expected funds for next school year.

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Coming in East Metro Sunday

Local audiences can enjoy a performance of "Beauty and the Beast" by the Atlanta Center for Puppetry Arts which will be shown on DVD for free at the Art Factory in Olde Town Conyers on June 25.

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Turns out bank robbery was 'a joke'

COVINGTON — Covington Police went on high alert when they received word a man was attempting to rob United Bank on Wednesday morning, but when all was said and done, it was determined the would-be robber was engaging in a dangerous game of "just playing around."

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