News for Thursday, June 2, 2011


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Coming in East Metro Sunday

The New Depot Players' production of "Doubt: A Parable" opens June 9. Set in a Catholic school in 1964, it's the story of a nun who suspects a priest of inappropriate behavior with a male student. The 2004 drama won both a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award.

Newton Blotter - 06-03-11

Candice Patrice Anderson, 32, 696 Hill St., Apt. 2, Forest Park, failure to appear after giving cash bond an admission of guilt.* Toyous Raneard Avery, 36, 265 Overlook Pass, child support default.* Wade Thomas Bell, 54, homeless, probation violation.* Rashad Ahmad Bogan, 19, 411 Wesley Club Drive, Decatur, no tail lights, escape, theft by taking, obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers, bench warrant/contempt of court, no driver's license on person.

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Beating the heat: Experts urge caution in hot weather

Looks like it's going to be one of those long, hot Southern summers. Spring hasn't even made her exit yet, but temperatures are stubbornly stuck in the mid-90s, and there's no relief in sight, according to area meteorologists.

Children, elderly, pets at most risk from heat

While heat exhaustion and heat stroke can affect anyone, children, the elderly and animals are particularly susceptible.

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NCSS office hours change for summer

The students are gone, the grades are calculated and the classrooms are packed away -- it's summer for the Newton County School System.

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GPC's Ezell named NJCAA All-American

Georgia Perimeter College pitcher Christina Ezell on Wednesday received All-America honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association.

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Authorities searching for robber

Federal, state and local authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying the man who robbed the Pinnacle Bank in Social Circle on Thursday morning about 9:45.

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Officials ID man who died in home

The man who died from stab wounds in his home at Pineridge Mobile Home Park on Tuesday night has been identified as 41-year-old Manuel Castillo, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.