News for Friday, August 20, 2010


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Newton Poll - 08-21-10

"Hello Newton County! This is Pork Chop here. I'm writing in to tell you what really ticks me off, the small opening in the hot sauce bottle. Now everyone who knows Pork Chop understand how much I love hot sauce. What I don't love is the small opening in the bottle. My right arm is nearly thrown out of place trying to shake the sauce out of the bottle. Well, thanks for reading what ticks off Pork Chop, and stay tuned next week for what ticks off Pork Chop."

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Trading spaces: Dealership to get new showroom, sales facility

It's been a long process, but Covington Ford Mercury is set to begin construction of a new showroom and sales facility on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

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City hires new airport engineer

It seems Vincent Passariello is perfectly suited to be the city of Covington's new airport engineer.

NCSS continues planning for career academy

Site work and planning continue for the Newton College & Career Academy that is being built on the Newton High School campus.

Construction on Fairview park expected to start in late September

Fairview Community Park will soon be a reality. Construction is expected to get under way in the fall for the public park that will be built in the Fairview Estates subdivision off Fairview Road.

ON THE BEAT: NCSO: Night of drinking leads to broken window at house

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. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at

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White 70th Anniversary

Amos Carl White and Helen Phillips White, former residents of Conyers who now live in Jonesboro, celebrated their 70th anniversary on Aug. 10.

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Moon 70th Anniversary

Charles Moon and Catherine Moon of Conyers celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on July 20.