News for Thursday, February 14, 2013


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DOT to hold open house on U.S. 278 project

The GA DOT will hold an informational meeting on upcoming projects in Newton County on Feb. 21.

Letter: Thanks to two local heroes

Every child needs heroes. My son had two -- Sheriff Guy Norman and Judge Sidney Nation.. Many years ago my son, who had ADHD and was later diagnosed with autism, started getting into minor troubles. One of the times he got into trouble, the therapist

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Darrell Huckaby: Time to retire some annoying verbal habits

It is way past time to put a few worn out words and phrases to rest.

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Doug Holt: House sees flurry of new bills

The House again saw only a handful of bills during our third week, but that situation won't last long.

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Jack Simpson: A lot has happened in 35 years in Rockdale

A lot has changed in 35 years.

GSP: Fatal crash Thursday morning in Newton County

A fatal crash occurred Thursday morning near the intersection of Flat Shoals and Bypass roads, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

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Home inspection-pest control business honored by UGA

Inspect-All Services, based in Conyers, was honored in January by the University of Georgia Alumni Association during its 2013 Bulldog 100: Fastest Growing Bulldog Businesses celebration in Atlanta.

New film studio holds opening event

East Mountain Studios, a film production studio at 2030 East Park Drive in Conyers, will hold a soft opening on Feb. 20, which includes a ribbon-cutting at 5 p.m. followed by a mix and mingle from 6 to 8 p.m.

Georgia Piedmont offers forklift class

Forklift Driving Skills, Safety and Operations, a 16-hour course, will be held at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, 8100 Bob Williams Parkway in Covington from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 21 and 22.

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Dry cleaners opens drop-off location in Newborn

As a child, Don Thomaston spent many a day with his uncle at his Monticello business, which sold dry cleaning equipment.

Wall Street Conyers opens renovated office

Wall Street Office Condominiums for Sale or Lease has opened its newly renovated Leasing and Sales Office at 2365 Wall St., Suite 210, in Conyers. Managed by EpiCity, Wall Street Conyers offers small business spaces from 800 to 15,000 rentable square feet.

Wildlife Banquet features gun raffle, auctions

The FFA-FCCLA Center's 9th Annual Wildlife Camp Banquet takes place March 9.

SPLOST could purchase safety equipment, help property taxes

The education SPLOST would provide funds for property tax relief, school security and technology, student transportation and school maintenance.

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Learning the ropes: Students shadow hospital workers

The Newton County School System and Newton Medical Center teamed up on Tuesday to hold a Healthcare Job Shadow Day.

Vets can get housing aid

Veterans may be eligible for financial assistance for home rehabilitation.

School Crime Report for Feb. 15, 2013

School Crime Report for Feb. 15, 2013.

Several events lead up to Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival

Several events precede the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in March.

Newton County Jail Blotter for Feb. 15, 2013

The Newton County Jail Blotter for Feb. 15, 2013.