News for Thursday, April 29, 2010

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Newton Blotter - 04/30/2010

* Dominic Andrews Armstead, 27, Lakeview Drive, failure to appear.* Kevin Lee Banks, 23, 15 Belmont Cove, probation violation, child support default calculated through 2/28/2010 $2,589.50.* James Quintette Blocker, 43, 10 Chimney Court, child support default.* Vickie Lynn Brown, 44, 10128 Highway 36, bench warrant.

May, Moffett qualify for PSC District 2 seat

COVINGTON -- State Sen. John Douglas, R-Social Circle, will face competition in his bid for the Public Service Commission.

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Accident closes I-20 during rush hour

COVINGTON -- Commuters learned Thursday morning that too much morning coffee is not a good thing.

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Special Olympics celebrates four decades in Ga.

COVINGTON -- For nearly 40 years, Newton County Special Olympics has been helping children with intellectual and physical disabilities gain self-confidence and accomplish goals they never thought possible.

BOE OKs student calendar

COVINGTON -- After months of research, surveys, discussions and waiting, the Newton County Board of Education has approved a student calendar for the 2010-11 school year.

Fleming vying for Senate seat

COVINGTON -- Former Newton County Commissioner Ester Fleming said his experience in local politics will help him better serve the residents of the 17th State Senate District should he prevail in the November election.

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