News for Thursday, February 11, 2010

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Newton County schools, BOE office closed today

All Newton County schools and the Board of Education office will be closed today due to inclement weather, according to a message on the Newton County School System Web site. For more information, visit www.newtoncountyschools.org.

Newton Blotter - 02/12/2010

* Oscar Alfredo Aburto, 24, 8129 Lakeview Drive, probation violation.* Michael Bernard Beshea, 36, 175 Avonlea Drive, probation violation.* Justin Matthew Brookshire, 27, 520 Idlewood Drive, court sentence to work release.* Torris Broughton, 52, 602 Hill St., Monroe, probation violation.

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Eye on the sky: County, city brace for possible snow

With a 100 percent chance of snow predicted today, local public works departments, law enforcement and the school system are keeping an eye on the sky and preparing to take care of the ground if ice should create problems.

EPD: Water pollutant elevated

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division notified Newton County on Jan. 20 that a contaminant in the drinking water supply exceeds allowed levels.

City of Oxford prepares for Arbor Day

The city of Oxford's Arbor Day celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at George Street Park. Everyone is invited to attend.

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Firefighter honored for bravery with award

One of Newton County's finest firefighters was honored for bravery at a brief ceremony among his peers Thursday afternoon.

Schools to close for winter break

Students and staff members in the Newton County School System have already had one extended break from school this winter when schools closed for holiday break in December and early January, but next week they will take their official winter break.

County braces for blanket of snow

With a 100 percent chance of snow predicted for today, local public works departments, law enforcement and the school system are keeping an eye on the sky and preparing to take care of the ground if ice should create problems.

NCSO, PPD make drug arrests

Acting on a tip, Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a 31-year-old mother Monday and charged her with violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act.

Commissioners attend legislative conference

Newton County Commission Chairman Kathy Morgan and Commissioners Nancy Schulz and Tim Fleming joined their counterparts and other county officials from across the state at the annual Legislative Conference coordinated by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG).

Newton Poll - 02/13/2010

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.

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