News for Friday, June 17, 2011

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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.After the show, participants will be given all the supplies they need to make their own puppets.The event is presented by the Center for Puppetry Arts and the Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts.

Newton Poll 06-18-11

"To the person that called me bubba, just wanted to let you know I made a typing error in my statement, one line should have read 'the point I was trying to make is that it has not eased up the traffic flow during rush times.' Also traffic is still backed up to Kmart during rush hour. If I make a mistake, I will be the first to admit it, but I will be willing to bet our county officials would not. Just wait a few years when traffic has increased in Newton County, they will be removing the traffic circle and spending more of your taxes. By the way, the traffic circles in Europe sometimes have more that one lane."

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No consensus on budget; Commissioners will miss July 1 deadline

COVINGTON -- Commissioners have yet to reach a consensus on the fiscal year 2012 budget following a two-and-a-half-hour work session Thursday night.

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Like father, like son

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then 8-year-old Brayden Downs is making no secret of the fact that he wants to be just like dear old dad Randy Downs.

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Porterdale faces grim financials

PORTERDALE -- Less-than-expected revenue collections and a shrinking tax digest have Porterdale officials facing the same difficult decision as many other governments -- raise taxes, cut services or both.

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Schools to maintain math curriculum

COVINGTON -- The Newton County School System is expected to maintain its current math curriculum for high school students next year, although systems around the state were given permission to revert to an older version of the program.

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GEMA urges residents to use caution during summer storms

COVINGTON -- Lightning never strikes twice in the same place, the saying goes, but sometimes, once is all it takes.

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NCSS to maintain current high school math

COVINGTON -- The Newton County School System is expected to maintain its current math curriculum for high school students next year, although systems around the state were given permission to revert to an older version of the program.

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Hidden Treasures: Antiques and Uniques sells items that span the decades

CONYERS - Teri Hartbarger explained that starting Sadie's Antiques and Uniques in the former Tattersall's book store building in Olde Town Conyers was a dream come true that came out of the nightmare of losing a home and job.

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