News for Monday, September 5, 2011


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Hightower Trail, wholesale club team up for food drive

The Drive to End Hunger event at BJ's Thursday evening collected between $2,500 to $3,000 worth of food for the Atlanta Community Food Bank that will be distributed in the Conyers area.

ON THE BEAT: Man has history of stealing drugs

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at

Conyers to review new zoning

The Conyers department of planning and inspection services presented changes to the city's zoning plan at the City Council's annual retreat on Aug. 25. The proposed zoning included changes to Townhouse district for single families, Multi-Family Residential zone and Village Design district, and discussions about the Mixed-Use and Opportunity zones.

United Way kicks off campaign

United Way is kicking off its annual fundraising campaign with a decreased goal.

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4 arrested in Covington home invasion, murder

COVINGTON -- Covington Police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have arrested four young suspects in connection with the beating death of 59-year-old Fred Layne Beeler. The West Street resident was attacked in his home late Saturday night and CPD officers found him clinging to life after he