News for Saturday, August 30, 2008


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Newton Citizen Poll 8/30/2008

The Newton Citizen Poll is a compilation of opinions submitted by readers. This week's Citizen Poll was an open line.

Drug raid nabs 5

CONYERS - A man who operated a barber shop from his Newton County home was arrested Thursday, along with his son and three other people, for selling cocaine.

Community Calendar 8/30/2008


Police to crack down on travelers

Motorists are being given fair warning by both state and local law enforcement officials that the Labor Day holiday travel period will be closely monitored for speeders, impaired drivers and those violating child safety seat and seat belt laws.

Porterdale faces budget shortfall Council considers employee furloughs

PORTERDALE - Like local governments all across the state, a tightening economy has officials here faced with making some tough decisions in order to stay within their budget.

Bill Shipp - Barnes hits back

Former Gov. Roy Barnes may have thrown more red meat on the table against Republicans than all the national Democrats put together at the Denver convention.

Government Meetings 8/30/2008


Utilities the focus of Covington town hall meeting

COVINGTON - Utility rates were the topic on most folks' minds at the town hall meeting hosted Thursday afternoon by the city of Covington at the Turner Lake Complex. Specifically, people wanted to know how and when rates would be lowered.

Go, Dawgs, Go

Darrell Huckaby - McCain announcement upstages Democrats

The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray. There I was Friday afternoon, reading to file my column poking good-natured fun at the Denver antics of the Democratic Party. You gotta admit, y'all - it was pretty funny; the way Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden and Bill Clinton and others, who spent the better part of a year trying to convince the world that Barack Obama isn't experienced enough to be the commander in chief or the leader of the free world were now telling everyone that he was the only person for the job.