News for Friday, December 11, 2009

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Newton Poll - 12/12/09

"Why is Newton County attempting to give the Chamber of Commerce a $66,500 raise on their budget, when Newton County says they can't pay their employees for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

Vest fund continues to grow

More than 250 individuals and groups have contributed to the fund established for the purchase of Level III bullet-proof vests for Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies. The fund currently stands at more than $62,000, not including funds recently received from the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Christmas around the world

Kindergartners Jordyn Jones, middle, and Keri Ann White help Laura Dufford make maracas as part of the Mexican Christmas celebration. They used their maracas to play "Feliz Navidad."

Residents riled over drag strip

SOCIAL CIRCLE -- Residents along U.S. Highway 278 in Walton and Newton counties are urging the Social Circle City Council to weigh the opinions of nearby property owners before approving a proposal that would bring a drag strip to the area.

Former NCHB director arrested

COVINGTON -- The former executive director of the Newton County Home Builders Association has been arrested and charged with stealing more than $3,000 through the illegal use of the association's credit card, according to the Covington Police Department.

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Eastside High students to teach theater

COVINGTON -- Parents, if you still need to get some Christmas shopping done or just are looking for a little quiet time, you have a safe and fun place to take your kids for a few hours next week.

City buys 8 homes for NSP

COVINGTON -- Eight town homes in Walker's Bend subdivision off Ga. Highway 81 have been purchased as part of the city of Covington's Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

MLK committee seeks nominations

COVINGTON -- The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee is asking the community for help in finding some deserving people to honor.

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