News for Thursday, November 26, 2009

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Newton Blotter - 11/27/09

* Donald Anderson, 47, 764 Madison Road, Eatonton, probation violation.* Gerica Bernard Anderson, 36, 2592 Golfview, probation violation.* Phillip Andrew Banks Jr., 21, 200 Park Place Drive, probation violation.

Crash ties up traffic

Georgia State Patrol Post 46 in Monroe reported a crash Wednesday night at Interstate 20 and U.S. 278 in Newton County that tied up traffic for more than three hours.

Air compressor stolen from home

COVINGTON -- The Grinch has apparently arrived early this year, according to a Brown Bridge Road resident.

Man arrested, charged twice with huffing, DUI

CONYERS -- A Covington man managed last week to be arrested by both the Conyers Police Department and Rockdale Sheriff's Office within a 24-hour period on charges of intentionally inhaling model glue fumes and driving while under the influence of "multiple substances."

Electronics top wish lists

COVINGTON -- Toys and electronics are at the top of wish lists this holiday shopping season.

Debate continues over NSP

COVINGTON -- A public hearing on the expansion of the county's Neighborhood Stabilization Program drew supporters and opponents Tuesday night.

Local leaders urge census participation

CONYERS -- It's census time again, and census organizers want the public to know that the headcount is extremely influential in the future of Rockdale County.

Schools donate to agencies over holidays

COVINGTON -- At this time of year, going to school doesn't only involve taking tests and getting homework assignments -- it also is a time to think about others.