News for Friday, April 2, 2010


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Newton Poll - 04/03/2010

"Train tracks and bike trails. All the articles I read say that these train tracks are abandoned or unused. Who owns the tracks? Why are they not using the tracks? I have not seen a train, or anything else, on these tracks since 1993. If the tracks are indeed abandoned, tell the owners to use it or lose it. Do not pay out tax dollars to buy this rail line. Just condemn the rail line. Newton County has done this before with other property they wanted. After the county acquires the rail line, then a bid could be posted for a recycling company to remove the rails and pay the county for the scrap metal and ties. This money would be placed a fund to be used for the proposed bike path. In the meantime, if people really like to ride their bikes, they should check out a place call Stanton Springs. I hear that there isn't anything else going on there."

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Bunny baskets

Members of the Agape Youth Outreach Ministry in Oxford were working furiously Friday afternoon to help the Easter Bunny out with baskets which were to be distributed free to more than 500 youngsters Friday night at Under the Stars on Moore Street.

YMCA hosts 9th Cheerios Challenge

COVINGTON -- The Covington Family YMCA is hosting the ninth annual Cheerios Challenge on April 17.

Fundraiser planned for foster kids

COVINGTON -- Sometimes it's the little luxuries that make all the difference in quality of life.

NCSS works to develop Web training

COVINGTON -- Some Newton County teachers soon will be able to sit in front of their computer screens to earn professional learning hours.

Newborn gets new Web site

NEWBORN -- The town of Newborn has a new Web site that merges the past and the present.

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Driver flees I-20 wreck

CONYERS -- Traffic stalled on Interstate 20 on Friday at lunchtime as law enforcement and emergency responders cleared a three-vehicle wreck and searched for an apparent hit-and-run suspect.

ON THE BEAT: Woman upset over dress, wedding

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.

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Lions Club available for events

COVINGTON -- The Covington Lions Club wants to remind the public their recently renovated club house/pavilion is available for rent.

Energy assistance funds available

DECATUR -- The Partnership for Community Action has announced the receipt of additional funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.