News for Wednesday, March 30, 2011


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Power Aide: Ex-Georgia Power mover and shaker now operates planning center

Editor's Note: This is the final installment in a series celebrating National Women's History Month, focusing on local women who have affected the community in a positive way and made their mark on history.

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Jury to mull mental state of defendant

Everybody agrees Cobey Lakemper is guilty. Even Cobey Lakemper. The main question now before the jury is whether he was mentally ill at the time he robbed and shot a Comfort Inn motel clerk in August 2005.

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Documentary to feature local organic farm

The public is invited to attend a free screening of a new documentary called GROW! featuring Burge Organic Farm and to join in a discussion about agriculture on Thursday, April 7, at Burge Plantation in Mansfield.

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Newton students earn 5 first-place wins in science competition

The Newton County School System is celebrating five first-place winners and several other honors in science.