News for Thursday, November 19, 2009


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Cooking can be dangerous without proper precautions

Fire danger doesn't emanate just from turkey fryers. More cooking fires are reported on Thanksgiving Day than any other time of the year, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

Newton Blotter - 11-20-09

* Willie Bagley Jr., 43, 2183 Lee St., open container, criminal trespass, giving false name or address to law enforcement officer.* April Lynn Baker, 24, 338 Morris Drive, Conyers, court sentenced.

City OKs easement for buffers

The City Council has agreed to give Newton County a perpetual easement along the stream buffers at the city's Land Application System to help meet mitigation requirements for the Bear Creek Reservoir.

Salem Road project starts

An intersection improvement project at Salem and Spring roads began Wednesday as part of the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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CFD to celebrate 100th birthday on Sunday

A very special birthday party will take place Sunday afternoon as the men and women of the Covington Fire Department mark a century of service.

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Cousins cheerleaders win championship

The Cousins Middle School competition cheerleading squad recently won the NEWROCK League Cheerleading Championship, as well as the title of Newton County champions for the second year in a row.

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Wal-Mart donates money to Social Circle swim team

Nan Lamperski with Wal-Mart presented Coach David Smith of Social Circle High School with a $1,000 check to benefit the school's swim team.

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Holocaust survivor speaks at Eastside

Holocaust survivor Herbert Kohn recently spoke to students at Eastside High School about his experiences in Germany in the 1930s and 1940s and also about his time in World War II as a member of the United States Army.

Tis the season for college applications

Iowa City, IA --The latest edition of the ACT Parent Newsletter ( is now available online.

Spring Clayton State admissions application deadline approaching

Morrow -- The deadline for prospective Clayton State University students to apply for the spring 2010 semester is fast approaching.