News for Thursday, August 19, 2010

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Newton Blotter - 08-20-10

* Donald Tishun Aikens, 33, 5758 Highway 85, Riverdale, probation hold.* Harold Glenn Akens, 47, 15 Mulberry St., Porterdale, public drunkenness.* Bryant O'Neal Bailey, 21, 42 Lakeview Drive, Conyers, forgery in the second degree, giving false name or address to law enforcement officer.* John Duane Bearden, 36, 180 Danielle Drive, Oxford, probation violation.* Demond Geunta Bradley, 29, 5 Bouldercrest-Apt. C, Atlanta, probation violation.

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Hundreds show up for 'Footloose' casting call

COVINGTON -- Hundreds of hopefuls turned out for an open casting call for the remake of the movie "Footloose" Thursday at DeKalb Technical College. The casting director got just what he asked for -- people of all ages, sizes, races and backgrounds showed up, from young women glammed up in short skirts and high heels to middle-aged men in business suits to elderly couples dressed in their finest church clothes.

City mulls taking over Main Street

COVINGTON -- The City Council informally agreed Monday night to approach Newton County about bringing the Main Street Covington program totally under the city's control.

Woman charged in traffic fatality

COVINGTON -- A Newton County woman has been charged in connection with a fatal car crash that occurred just over a year ago.

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Peachtree Academy opens on schedule

COVINGTON -- The Conyers-based Peachtree Academy private school proved doubters wrong this week by opening its new Newton County campus on time -- and with only a few pieces of its main building remaining unfinished.

Hundreds show up for 'Footloose' casting call

COVINGTON — Hundreds of hopefuls turned out for an open casting call for the remake of the movie "Footloose" Thursday at DeKalb Technical College. The casting director got just what he asked for — people of all ages, sizes, races and backgrounds showed up, from young women glammed up in short skirts and high heels to middle-aged men in business suits to elderly couples dressed in their finest church clothes.

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