News for Friday, December 25, 2009

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Newton Poll - 12/26/09

"To the person who wrote about the Newton County high band in the Christmas parade, for your information there is rules for groups that are in the parade. One such rule is no dirty dancing, and I am not a Bible thumper or a religious prude. A Christmas parade is no place for such action, as for the Newton High Band that sort of display should be expected from that school and it is my hope that the parade committee will not allow them to perform in future parades, unless they are willing to abide by the rules, like everyone else and that has nothing to so with religion."

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Looking back: Councilman ends career after 16 years

John Howard doesn't do well with words like "accomplishment," "success" or even "thank you."

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Student to perform at the Fox

One 11-year-old from Newton County is doing something that many adult actors may never do in their lifetime -- perform at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

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Role of a lifetime: Sixth-grader to perform in 'Annie' at Fox Theatre

One 11-year-old from Newton County is doing something that many adult actors may never do in their lifetime -- perform at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

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Conyers residents win lottery

Christmas came early for two Conyers residents who both won big with Georgia Lottery games recently.

Program to offer tree recycling

The annual Bring One for the Chipper Christmas tree recycling event will take place at Home Depot in Conyers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 9.

Police: Woman allegedly stabs man in stomach

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at barbara.knowles@newtoncitizen.com.

Mayor and council set annual retreat

CONYERS — Economic development, community development and possibly the city's sign ordinance, along with other "percolating" issues, will be discussed during the upcoming Conyers City Council retreat next month.

Christmas dreams come true

Staff Photos: Erin Evans

Clements' progress honored

COVINGTON — State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox recently honored a Newton County middle school at the State Department of Education for improving low-performance scores.

Bard gives nonprofit office a makeover

COVINGTON — Some generous folks at Bard Medical Division recently made Christmas very merry for volunteers and staff members at Prevent Child Abuse Newton.

Assisted living zoning denied

CONYERS — Developers of the proposed assisted living center on Salem Road backed out of the development, which prompted the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners to deny rezoning of the property.

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