News for Wednesday, December 1, 2010

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No one injured in Wednesday's Green Acres fire

Firefighters from the Covington Fire Department were called to 6280 Green Acres Drive around 7 a.m. Wednesday and found a fire in the den area of the residence. A grandmother and two children were home asleep, but, thanks to smoke alarms, were able to escape safely. Also, firefighters were able to save Christmas presents. For the full story, see Thursday's Newton Citizen.

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Newton High band needs $6,000 to play Sugar Bowl

COVINGTON -- The Newton High School band is getting ready for the biggest performance in its existence, but it needs a little help to get there.

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Family able to escape house fire

COVINGTON -- A Green Acres Drive home caught fire around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, but firefighters were able to contain the flames to one room, according to the Covington Fire Department.

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Officers earn Award of Valor from Rotarians

COVINGTON -- The Covington Rotary Club recently honored two Covington law enforcement officers with the club's Award of Valor for their heroic actions in saving the life of a fellow officer.

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Christmas lights don't have to be costly

COVINGTON -- It's possible to decorate with lights for the holidays without spending a fortune, according to city of Covington Utilities Director Bill Meecham.

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Newton certified as work-ready community

COVINGTON -- Newton County is helping students become more work ready.

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Chevrolet to celebrate Georgia high school students who earned perfect attendance

Conyers -- According to the Education Board of Georgia, high school students who have logged 98 percent or better attendance records during the 2010-11 school year will learn that the payoff could be extra special when Chevrolet hands over the keys to a brand new Cruze as a reward.

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Waldorf College offers scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa students

Forest City, Iowa - Waldorf College is reaching out to assist transfer students who are members of the prestigious, collegiate Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society by offering a $2,000 scholarship.

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Clayton State graduate studies to hold open house

Morrow -- The Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies next open house will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14 in room 101 of the University's Harry S. Downs Center on the main campus in Morrow.

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Emory Libraries join HathiTrust digital library

ATLANTA -- Emory University Libraries have become a sustaining member of HathiTrust, a partnership of academic and research libraries collaborating in a digital archive initiative to dramatically increase access to research resources.

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Eastside presents acting festival

Eastside's advanced acting class has compiled their favorite monologues and 10-minute plays they worked on this semester in class, and they will perform them in an acting festival this week.

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Mansfield celebrates books

Mansfield Elementary School students, parents and staff recently took to the streets for a book parade to celebrate learning. Students held posters and banners about books, and the Newton County Fire Department also visited the school. Newton County School System Superintendent Gary Mathews served as the parade's grand marshal.

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Christmas lights don't have to be costly

COVINGTON — It's possible to decorate with lights for the holidays without spending a fortune, according to city of Covington Utilities Director Bill Meecham.

Newton Blotter - 12-03-10

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:

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Waldorf College offers scholarship for Phi Thera Kappa students

Forest City, Iowa – Waldorf College is reaching out to assist transfer students who are members of the prestigious, collegiate Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society by offering a $2,000 scholarship.

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