News for Saturday, August 4, 2012


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County gets $21M Bear Creek loan

The county has received a $21 million loan to construct Bear Creek Reservoir.

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Newton students return to schools

Newton County students returned to schools Friday.

Suspect sought in alleged assault

The Conyers Police Department is seeking an aggravated assault suspect.

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Musical "Quilters" drawn from the journals of pioneer women

Nominated for six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, "Quilters" will make its Social Circle Theater debut this month featuring an expanded cast directed by Tyson White, a former resident of Conyers who now lives in Social Circle.. Show times are Aug. 9-11 and 16-18, with performances Thursdays and Fridays at

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Conyers teen competes in national texting competition

Ava Gude of Conyers, 17, will compete in a national texting competition in New York City.