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Newton Blotter - 02/26/2010

* Jason David Allen, 35, 185 St. Andrews Court, Social Circle, court sentenced to work release.* Jesse Gunter Anderson, 50, 1190 Kirkland Road, theft of services.* Joel Godwin Baker, 17, hotel, Conyers, probation violation.* Angela Denise Ballard, 48, 2163 Highway 81 North, Oxford, forgery in the first degree.

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Dealership gives $900 to NCSO

Owner Wendell Crowe of Covington Ford recently presented Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown with a check for $900 to be used to purchase Level III bullet proof vests for NCSO deputies. Looking on are Covington Ford employees as well as Deputy Wesley Atha, left, and Deputy James Trent, both of whom were recently injured in a shooting that inspired Atha's family to begin the fund for the new vests.

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Let's play ball

Newton senior Chuck Edwards (32) and junior Devon Mann (24) practice layups as the team prepares for its Class AAAAA playoff game today. The Rams will play Jenkins (Savannah) with a 7 p.m. tip-off.

NCSS asks for input on calendar

The Newton County School System is seeking input from parents as it looks at four calendar options for the 2010-11 school year. They're asking that parents log on to the school system Web site at www.newtoncountyschools.org and take the survey offered.

NCFS: Roof catches on fire from chimney

The Newton County Fire Service responded to a call for help at a residence at 3306 Covington Highway Thursday morning.

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Snapping Shoals honored for tree protection

Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corporation is the first EMC in the state to receive the Tree Line USA recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation for its leadership in caring for trees while meeting service objectives, according to a press release issued this week.

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Concert to raise funds for new field

COVINGTON -- Miracle League of Newton County is partnering with the National Miracle League in Conyers to host the fifth annual Southern Gospel Benefit Concert, a chance to listen to some inspirational music while helping out a good cause.

High school seniors invited to college assistance event

CONYERS -- Area high school seniors and their parents can get assistance with college financial aid this weekend.

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Let's play ball

Newton senior Chuck Edwards (32) and junior Devon Mann (24) practice layups as the team prepares for its Class AAAAA playoff game today. The Rams will play Jenkins (Savannah) with a 7 p.m. tip-off.

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