News for Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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Soaking up springtime

Two Georgia Perimeter students, Nicole Baehiller (left) of Covington and Elyse Worthy of Conyers, weren't too disappointed when one of their Tuesday afternoon classes was cancelled.

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A soldier's long journey ends in a calling to the ministry

CONYERS -- Caught up during the heady days of late '60s as the Vietnam War raged and anti-war sentiments spread across the country, Bud Onstad began his journey of service as a U.S. Army Ranger that eventually led to him become a Lutheran priest.

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Eighth-grade writing tests up, below state

COVINGTON -- More Newton County middle school students are passing the state-administered writing test but most schools are continuing to score slightly below state averages.

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Fountain announces bid for city council

It looks like there will be some competition in City Council elections this November.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- Mar. 23, 2011

Newton Your Next Best Friend

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Covington to fund fireworks

The Covington City Council agreed Monday night to fund fireworks and a downtown celebration for the Fourth of July.

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Tattoo parlor error angers shop owner

City of Covington elected officials corrected an error in the zoning law Monday to allow tattoo parlors within city limits, but one local businessman said it was too little, too late.

A soldier's long journey ends in a calling to the ministry

CONYERS — Caught up during the heady days of late '60s as the Vietnam War raged and anti-war sentiments spread across the country, Bud Onstad began his journey of service as a U.S. Army Ranger that eventually led to him become a Lutheran priest.

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