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Clubs donates bikes, helmets to kids

The Oxford Lions Club recently presented Flint Hill Elementary School students, who showed the greatest improvement based on their teachers’ assessments, with bicycles; the Pilot Club of Covington donated helmets to the students.

'The Artist' earns best-picture, lead-actor Oscars

"The Artist" won five Academy Awards on Sunday including best picture, becoming the first silent film to triumph at Hollywood's highest honors since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago.

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Griffin-McEwen Engagement

Jimmy and Sandra Griffin announce the engagement of their daughter, Holli Griffin, to Mike McEwen, son of Alan and Elvina McEwen, all of Conyers.

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Morton-Aiken Engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Anderson Morton Jr. of Bryon announce the engagement of their daughter, Leah Marie Morton of Macon, to Timothy Greer Aiken Jr. of Macon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Greer Aiken Sr. of Covington.

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Coming Sunday

Local experts weigh in on the best ways to eliminate mosquitoes from your yard and protect yourself against these bloodthirsty insects.

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'Bee' the music: Music festival buzzes into Olde Town Conyers

Matthew Wilcox remembers that the inaugural Lemon Bee Festival -- which took place five years ago in the Olde Town Pavilion -- was a rather modest event that included no bands and maybe 100 partygoers.

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Wiggins-Welsh Engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Wiggins of Conyers announce the engagement of their daughter Kathleen Mela Wiggins of Roswell, to David Norman Welsh Jr. of Roswell, son of Ms. Ann Welsh of Minnetonka, Minn., and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Norton of Monroe.

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Savage-Tyner Engagement

Dennis and Rita Savage of Conyers announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Savage of Nashville, Tenn., to Will Tyner of Nashville, son of Bill and Mary Tyner of Cumming.

Newton Blotter - 08-12-11

* Nicholas Dean Aljets, 24, 2788 S. Ola Road, Locust Grove, theft by receiving stolen property.* Michael Lee Ashley, 38, 10103 Allen Drive, disorderly conduct.* Clinton Daniel Atkinson, 26, 6131 Newton Drive, probation violation.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- August 10, 2011

Newton Your Next Best Friend

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