News for Thursday, December 17, 2009

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Registration is now open for the Feb. 6, 2010 ACT, an achievement test. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register before Jan. 5, 2010.

Newton Police Blotter - 12/18/09

* Chad Ashley Allen, 31, 796 Little Fawn Trail, Conyers, murder, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, possession of firearm or knife while trying to commit crimes, possession of arms by convicted felons, kidnapping, concealing death of another person.* Keri Marie Bradford, 21, 2521 Bethel Road, court sentenced to work release.* Jerome Jamain Cherry, 17, 10111 Settlers Grove Road, aggravated battery.

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Can't they read?

These feathered friends were recently seen at Turner Lake blissfully ignoring the signs and doing what comes naturally. The geese are enjoying the water, while the ducks appear to be waiting their turn on the bank.

City to get funds for flooding

COVINGTON -- The city of Covington has been approved for approximately $22,000 in disaster relief funding stemming from late September's flooding, Transportation Manager Billy Skinner said.

NCFS warns of holiday fire danger

COVINGTON -- Newton County Fire Service is offering a few fire prevention tips in the hopes of keeping someone's holiday from going up in flames.

Woman reports robbery on Ga. 81

COVINGTON -- Someone has no problem with taking advantage of a person at their most vulnerable point. A woman reported to the Newton County Sheriff's Office that she had stopped along Ga. Highway 81 near Cowan Road on Wednesday night because she was ill and had to throw up. In the process, she said she was robbed at gunpoint.

Two Newton teachers hurt in incidents with students

COVINGTON -- Two Newton High School teachers have reported assaults involving students recently, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

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Heralding the good news

The children's classes at Covington First United Methodist Church performed their annual live children's nativity Wednesday night. Church members and other guests filled the front lawn of the church to hear the children sing Christmas songs and tell the story of the birth of Jesus.

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Can't they read?

These feathered friends were recently seen at Turner Lake blissfully ignoring the signs and doing what comes naturally. The geese are enjoying the water, while the ducks appear to be waiting their turn on the bank.

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