News for Friday, December 10, 2010

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Newton Poll - 12-11-10

The Newton Citizen Poll is a compilation of opinions submitted by readers. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Citizen newspapers. If you agree or disagree with something you read here, you may respond by e-mailing poll@newtoncitizen.com."I have a question for the county commissioners. Where has the SPLOST gone that was collected for the civic center and grand hotel here in Covington. Who is accountable for the money from SPLOST if it was not used on the items that were voted on by the voters. Now that we seem to be losing jobs, houses, and everything else we worked for, the commissioners want a new wish list. We really need an agricultural center with all the difficult times we are going through. I'm sure that someone who has just lost his job or home would really like to see a new home built for a bunch of cows. Sounds like the commissioners house is already full of manure already! Why not use the already collected monies from the civic center to build a new barn where the civic center was to be. Vote No for the next SPLOST vote, and let's hold politicians accountable."

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United Way fundraising short $100K

COVINGTON -- The local United Way is ending this year's fundraising campaign $100,000 short of its $475,000 goal, said Director Doris Strickland.

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Deer killing suspect faces drug charges

COVINGTON -- The Oxford man who allegedly mutilated a deer and then sent his cousin graphic photos has even more problems with Newton County authorities.

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Actress appearing on local talk show

COVINGTON -- Ellia English is a hometown girl who made good. Born in Covington, she made it all the way to Hollywood and has appeared in a dozen movies and many more television shows and plays.

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Porterdale looks at cuts to 2011 budget

PORTERDALE -- The Porterdale City Council heard the first and second readings of the 2011 proposed budget ordinance Monday night, though some work is yet to be done on the spending plan.

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Chicago man dies in one-car crash

COVINGTON -- A Chicago man was found dead early Friday morning after being involved in a traffic crash on Covington Bypass sometime during the early morning hours, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

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DOT delays traffic shift

A planned traffic shift at Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, also known as Covington Bypass, south of U.S. Highway 278 to just south of the Lochridge Boulevard/Wheat Street intersection on Ga. Highway 142, has been delayed due to weather, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

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Experts offer advice on getting new pet for Christmas

COVINGTON -- Imagine this scene: A young child peers under the tree on Christmas morning and is greeted with the cool nose and wet kiss of a tail-wagging puppy.

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Man killed by deputy shot twice

CONYERS -- The man shot to death Thursday by a Rockdale County Sheriff's Office deputy suffered at least two gunshot wounds, according to records released today.

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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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Piedmont students graduate from CHAMPS

All Piedmont Academy fifth graders recently graduated from the CHAMPS program -- Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety.

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Cousins cheerleaders win championship

The Cousins Middle School competition cheerleading squad recently took first place at the NewRock League Championship.

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Traffic fatality this morning on Bypass Road

COVINGTON -- A Chicago man was found dead early Friday morning after being involved in a traffic crash on Covington Bypass sometime during the early morning hours, according to the Georgia State Patrol."The call was received at 7:16 this morning, but the crash occurred sometime after 2:20 a.m. That was the last call on his cell," said GSP spokesman Gordy Wright Friday afternoon.The victim was identified as Abraham Sprowal, 40, of Chicago.Troopers say the driver was northbound on Covington Bypass near the Yellow River Bridge, between Lower River Road and Flat Shoals Road. "He left the road in a curve, struck an embankment and overturned," Wright said.The victim was not wearing his seat belt and toxicology tests will be conducted to determine if alcohol was a factor in the crash.

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Third-grader charged for carrying knife

COVINGTON — A third-grade Oak Hill Elementary School student has been arrested and charged in connection with having a knife at school and threatening to harm another student, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

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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