News for Friday, August 27, 2010


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Newton Poll - 08-28-10

"To the person or persons that sprayed my nice white wall in Porterdale. Maybe one day you will get the favor in return. It is a shame that people like you can do this and never get in trouble. Maybe when you get older and have to work hard to make your place look good, then you will think about what you did on Aug. 20, 2010, to my wall. Also thanks to my neighbor for reporting it to the police."

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SIU closes in on alleged drug dealers

COVINGTON — The Covington/Newton County Special Investigations Unit has made several arrests involving illegal narcotics in response to community tips that drugs are being sold in residential neighborhoods, according to SIU Commander Philip Bradford.

Cities, county receive money to plant trees

COVINGTON — Newton County and the cities of Covington and Oxford have received a combined $14,300 to plant trees at various locations.

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FBI seeks help in hunt for bank robber

COVINGTON — The Atlanta Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking public assistance in locating the person responsible for the armed robbery of the BB&T branch bank in Covington Thursday afternoon.

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Prep teams back on the prowl

Sophomore Alcovy High School cheerleader Gabby Evans welcomes Prowler, the AHS tiger mascot, at Friday night's inaugural game for the 2010 football season at the newly refurbished Sharp Stadium. The tiger mascot had gone four seasons without a name, but on Friday it was announced to the AHS student body that he had been dubbed Prowler. The AHS Tigers faced guest Eastside Eagles, whose fans had filled the guest section by 7:30 p.m. At halftime when this photo was snapped, AHS was behind 14 points, but it didn't dampen fans' spirits. For the full game story, see today's Sports Section, page 10A.

Spat erupts at Porterdale council session

PORTERDALE — A conflict that had been simmering for weeks finally boiled over at the Porterdale City Council work session Thursday night when a resident accused Councilmember Robert Foxworth of making decisions based on emotion rather than in the best interest of the city and its residents.