News for Saturday, October 19, 2013

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Fatality, hit-and-run crashes reported in Newton County Saturday morning

20-year-old Covington man killed in one-vehicle crash

A Covington man killed in one-vehicle crash Saturday morning and Conyers man injured in hit-and-run

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Thousands participate in Saturday's Great Bull Run at Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers

Thousands participate in Saturday’s Great Bull Run at Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers

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Alcovy High School reality wreck shows danger of texting while driving

It’s one thing to read in the newspaper about an accident that occurred because someone was texting. It’s another to watch one classmate lie bleeding on the pavement and another being zipped into a body bag.

Expo to aid Newton County seniors

There are plenty of resources out there for senior citizens, but many may not know where to go to get help. That’s why Newton County Senior Services is hosting a Grandparent Fest and Senior Expo for all county residents age 55 and older on Oct. 25.

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Salem UMC hosts its annual pumpkin patch

Salem UMC’s pumpkin patch is now open through Oct. 31

Newton teen detained in alleged ice pick threat

A 16-year-old Newton County boy has been detained in a juvenile facility for allegedly threatening a man with an ice pick.

GBI hands case of former Newton County resident and disqualified mayoral candidate Olivia Ware to the Secretary of State.

GBI hands over case of former Newton County resident

GBI hands case of former Newton County resident and disqualified Conyers mayoral candidate Olivia Ware to Secretary of State

The Great Bull Run receives permits from Dept. of Ag

The Great Bull Run has obtained the proper permits from the state Department of Agriculture, clearing the way for Saturday’s event at the Georgia International Horse Park.

Newton County arrests for week of Oct. 9 to Oct. 15

Arrests in Newton County for week of Oct. 9 to Oct. 15, 2013

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Thousands participate in Saturday's Great Bull Run at Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers

Thousands participate in Saturday’s Great Bull Run at Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers

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Alcovy High School reality wreck shows danger of texting while driving

It’s one thing to read in the newspaper about an accident that occurred because someone was texting. It’s another to watch one classmate lie bleeding on the pavement and another being zipped into a body bag.

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Salem UMC hosts its annual pumpkin patch

Salem UMC’s pumpkin patch is now open through Oct. 31

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Exhibit at Porter library localizes Holocaust

M. Alexis Scott remembers her father, W.A. Scott III, talking about his experiences as a photographer during World War II and showing her his dramatic pictures.

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Veterans share strong views at Rockdale rally

As the partial federal government shutdown dragged on, about 100 area veterans, family members and supporters gathered Sunday morning at Veterans Memorial Park in Rockdale County for a peaceful rally against the closing of war memorials in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere.

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KRAUTHAMMER: Redskins and reason

Let’s recognize that there are many people of good will for whom “Washington Redskins” contains sentimental and historical attachment — and not an ounce of intended animus.

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Eastside crowns its queen

Jasmine Green, escorted by her father Robert Green, smiles in disbelief after she is named Eastside High School Homecoming Queen.

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Chimney Champ: Waller helps raise $40K for park

It’s only fitting that a crow’s call should provide the soundtrack as David Waller recounts his years dedicated to wildlife conservation.

City of Conyers updates alcohol ordinance

The city of Conyers revised its alcohol ordinance this week to reflect some updated regulations from the state Department of Revenue.

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Conyers author publishes first crime novel, 'Express Malice'

Conyers author Kathryn Hill publishes first novel, “Express Malice.”

Diversity of languages spoken in Newton County schools

Newton County schools are growing more diverse, based on the number of different languages spoken by students.

Autry: Rockdale SAT scores improving, but there's still room for improvement

The average SAT score for Rockdale County students has increased by 29 points since the 2010-2011 school year, but Superintendent Rich Autry told Board of Education members there is still much work to be done.

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Thousands participate in Saturday's Great Bull Run at Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers

Thousands participate in Saturday’s Great Bull Run at Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers

Tech trounces Syracuse for biggest win since joining ACC

Turns out all Georgia Tech needed to snap its funk was a visit south from one of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s newest members.

Club meetings for Oct. 20, 2013

Club meetings for Oct. 20, 2013

Fatality, hit-and-run crashes reported in Newton County Saturday morning

20-year-old Covington man killed in one-vehicle crash

A Covington man killed in one-vehicle crash Saturday morning and Conyers man injured in hit-and-run

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Struggling offense sputters enough to give Eastside 28-12 homecoming win

A few big plays was the difference in Eastside’s 28-12 win over Lumpkin County at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.

Tigers blank Morrow 29-0

The Tigers had everything working their way in their 29-0 win over Morrow at Tara Stadium on Thursday.

Community Calendar for Oct. 20, 2013

The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties.

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