News for Thursday, December 30, 2010


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Bowers 63rd Anniversary

Tommy and Sue Bowers of Conyers celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on Dec. 24.

Newton Blotter -12-31-10

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:* Jerry Wayne Allen, 60, 9 Birch St., Porterdale, court sentenced-serve 200 days Newton County Jail.* Frank Charles Amato, 50, 100 Edgefield Lane, child molestation; aggravated molestation, sexual battery.* Bryan Keith Anderson, 36, 1031 Adrian Circle, Conyers, theft by receiving stolen property.

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Going green

Both Rockdale and Newton residents should have no problem being "healthy, wealthy and wise" in 2011 as stores have large supplies of collard greens on hand for New Year's Day feasts.

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FFA students selling beef

You have the chance to purchase locally produced beef and support local students.

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Opry returns with new name

The Newborn Opry closed its doors a few weeks ago, but now a new version of the show is getting ready to open.

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YMCA to host open house for potential members

If a healthier you is part of your New Year's resolutions for 2011, the Covington YMCA is offering a plan to help you with your goals.

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School board sets budget calendar for new year

Officials at Rockdale County Public Schools soon will start preparing the budget for the 2011-12 school year.

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Cops: Men hold workers at gunpoint in Bojangles robbery

The Covington Police Department reported that Bojangles restaurant on U.S. Highway 278 was robbed at gunpoint on Dec. 23.

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Car crashes shut down Interstate 20

A chain reaction of rear-ended vehicles was the ultimate cause of two accidents that left five vehicles piled up on Interstate 20 Thursday afternoon and brought traffic to a standstill.

Newton Poll - 01-01-11

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