News for Friday, May 17, 2013


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Newton Citizen Poll for May 19, 2013

The Newton Citizen Poll for May 19, 2013.

Area Students -- College

Area Students -- College new for May

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Griffin-Murphy Engagement

Ed and Mary Griffin of Conyers announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Ann Griffin, to Brent Drennan Murphy, son of Phil and Carole Murphy of La Vergne, Tenn.

RCPS hopes to keep special programs; More furlough days possible

RCPS officials gave an update to the board's financial committee during a special called meeting Thursday.

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National EMS celebrates two decades of accreditation

National EMS Inc. recently received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services for its compliance with national standards of excellence and was recognized as one of only eight EMS providers in the country maintaining continuous accreditation for 20 years.

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Hen House presents art show in Olde Town

The streets of Olde Town Conyers will come alive with outsider art, street performers and plenty of food and libations on June 1 when the Hen House 'Tiques and Uniques presents Old Town Conyers Art Fandango, an art show free and open to the public.

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Newton leaders graduate from economic development academy

A group of Newton County leaders recently graduated from the Georgia Academy for Economic Development's 2013 Region 5 Multi-Day Training Program.

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JOE LAGUARDIA: We can show our devotion to God in many ways

Like so many churches in the South, our church still has a time of invitation after the sermon every Sunday.

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Local gospel choir welcomes nationally known Louisiana pastor

What began as one small concert performed for friends and family of three churches in Newton County has transformed into a significant gospel music performance group.

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JAMES BEHRENS: God has not abandoned us, He shines through our service to each other

Many of the first readings at our Masses these weeks are taken from the Acts of the Apostles.

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TONY ELDER: Christ should be our most important focus

If you had driven by our church one morning recently, you might have seen the unusual sight of myself and another member of our congregation perched on the roof of our building.

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JOHN PEARRELL: Those who consider themselves the body of Christ need to act more like it

The Church is an interesting thing. Normally when we think of church we think of a place, and sadly when we think of church, our impressions of it are not that good.

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ORRIN MORRIS: Greenbrier vines a metaphor for our own entangled lives

Is there a fundamental difference between humans and animals? Or is life for both merely a struggle to survive from birth through maturity, then death?

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Progressive music festival celebrates eighth year at Olde Town Pavilion

The Lemon Bee Festival is rapidly becoming a signature springtime event in Olde Town Conyers.

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RONDA RICH: No happy ending for Peggy Sue's story

When Peggy Sue went away, just fell off the face of the earth with no warning or even a holler, we all wondered where she had gone.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Sweetly gentle 'Patron Saint of Lost Dogs' perfect for pet lovers

The package was wrapped so nicely.. The paper was festive, the colors zesty with frou-frou ribbon and a shiny bow on top.