News for Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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Annie Ricks

Annie C. Ricks of Covington, GA died Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at her residence. She was born on December 3, 1925 in Cedartown, GA to Oscar and Etta Mae Welchel ...

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Seasonal sounds

Salvation Army bellringer Jesse Barton braved the cold this week in front of the Covington Kmart, reminding residents to give to the less fortunate during the Christmas season.

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Covington settles with FBO

COVINGTON -- The city of Covington will pay airport FBO Dixie Jet Service Inc. a $600,000 settlement to terminate its contract early.

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Manhole covers go missing

COVINGTON -- Newton County is being hit hard by a series of unusual thefts that are creating a safety hazard for unsuspecting residents.

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Oxford OKs $4.4 million '11 budget

COVINGTON -- The city of Oxford has passed its 2011 budget, which is nearly $2 million less than last year.The Oxford City Council unanimously approved a $4.4 million budget during its monthly meeting on Monday night.

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County commits $100,000 more to trail

COVINGTON -- County commissioners committed an additional $100,000 to the Library to Eastside Trail project Tuesday night, contingent on receipt of more grant money.

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Relay for Life queens take part in parade

The Newton County Miss Sweetheart Relay Queens represented the Newton County Relay for Life in the 2010 Covington Christmas Parade on Dec. 4.

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Let us know about Christmas light displays

Do you have a Christmas display you'd like to share with others?If so, send your address to the Newton Citizen and we'll publish it so those who like to tour the town in search of Christmas lights can find you. E-mail barbara.knowles@newtoncitizen.com or call 770-787-7303.

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Watch out for something worse than potholes in road

Newton County is being hit hard by a series of unusual thefts that are creating a safety hazard for unsuspecting citizens. According to Deputy Director of Newton County Emergency/Risk Management Jody Nolan manhole covers and storm grates are being prised up and stolen from roadways at an alarming rate. And the problem doesn't stop there. The openings that are left exposed when the covers are taken is large enough for an automobile tire to go into, or worse, an unsuspecting person could fall into one. Authorities ask that if citizens see suspicious activity to call 911 immediately or call 678-625-5007 to leave an anonymous tip or go to www.newtonsheriffga.org and click on "anonymous tips." For full story, see Thursday's Newton Citizen.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- Dec. 08, 2010

Newton Your Next Best Friend

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Oxford OKs $4.4 million '11 budget

COVINGTON — The city of Oxford has passed its 2011 budget, which is nearly $2 million less than last year.

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