News for Thursday, December 2, 2010


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Cronic 50th Wedding Annivesary

Donald and Annette Cronic celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 23 with family at a champagne reception held at their home in Covington, where they have lived for almost 40 years.

Newton Blotter - 12-03-10

he following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:* Jerry Wayne Allen, 60, 9 Birch St., Porterdale, failure to appear after giving cash bond an admission of guilt.* Rodney Leon Baines, 31, 2323 Butler Bridge Road, affixing tint to windows or windshields, mandatory suspension of license; notice of suspension, possession, manufacturing, distributing, etc. of controlled substance, possession of Schedule I with intent (MDMA).* Rachael Nicole Barnwell, 31, 2961 Valley Court, Conyers, probation violation.* Oral Eddison Beckford, 48, 15 Maxie Court, cruelty to children 3rd degree, simple assault (Family Violence Act).* Derrick Nashaun Belcher, 31, 212 East Richardson St., Oxford, probation violation.* Edward George Bogues, 59, 600 Pebble Blvd., driving while license suspended, improper lane usage, DUI third offense.

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Elementary parents invited to rezoning meetings

COVINGTON -- Newton County elementary school parents and other community members concerned about rezoning have at least two more opportunities to voice their concerns or ask questions.

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Animal control officers battle everything from lost pets to escaped livestock

COVINGTON -- It may not be the Land of Oz with lions and tigers and bears, but Newton County has been home to emus and kinkajous and zebras.

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Rec dept. laying off 7 people

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Recreation Commission has laid off seven part-time employees due to an inability to meet increased operations costs.

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Cooking oil goes missing

COVINGTON -- A new kind of crime wave has hit Covington, leaving Covington Police officers somewhat perplexed. Eleven restaurants are missing their used cooking oil.

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Covington man pleads guilty in death of 6-year-old

COVINGTON -- A Covington man charged with the 2009 death of a 6-year-old pedestrian in Clarkston will serve 30 days in jail according to a plea agreement reached with the DeKalb County District Attorney's Office.

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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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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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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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Newton certified as work-ready community

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

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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.