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Newton Blotter - 08-27-10

* Deborah Lynn Abbott, 36, 1289 Norton Road, Conyers, failure to appear.* Laura Melody Aventurato, 47, 105 Wildcat Creek Drive, improper lane usage, no seat belts, open container, DUI, probation violation.* Emmett Lee Banker, 48, 602 Davis St., Monroe, parole violation.* Wade Thomas Bell, 53, 15151 Alcovy Road, theft by taking, probation violation.* Anrecus Demond Bradley, 30, 70 Flatrock Road, Oxford, probation violation.* Amanda Hope Carder, 24, 2060 Christian Circle, possession, manufacturing, distributing, etc. of controlled substance.

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BB&T robbed: Robbery may be linked to others

Covington Police Department officers and other area law enforcement personnel are searching for a suspect or suspects involved in the lunchtime armed robbery of BB&T bank.

NCSS not expecting 'Race' funds

The Newton County School System isn't expecting to receive any federal money from a nationwide education reform effort. Gov. Sonny Perdue announced this week that Georgia was selected as a winner by the U.S. Department of Education for the second round of "Race to the Top" grants. The state is projected to receive $400 million over four years to implement its plan to improve education.

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Oxford opens new City Hall

After weeks of delays and many more months of construction, the city of Oxford's new City Hall finally opened on Thursday.

Burglars steal $10K from Scottish Tobacco

The Scottish Tobacco store on U.S. Highway 278, next to Paco's Mexican restaurant, was burglarized during the early morning hours Wednesday and approximately $10,000 in cash and merchandise were taken, according to the Covington Police Department.

NCSS not expecting 'Race' funds

COVINGTON — The Newton County School System isn't expecting to receive any federal money from a nationwide education reform effort.

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BB&T robbed: Robbery may be linked to others

COVINGTON — Covington Police Department officers and other area law enforcement personnel are searching for a suspect or suspects involved in the lunchtime armed robbery of BB&T bank.

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