News for Friday, February 26, 2010

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Newton Poll - 02/27/2010

"The city of Oxford, Ga., is already listed on a couple of computer Web sites as being a Georgia speed trap. Yesterday, I was about 50 feet behind a car headed north on Ga. 81 when a city of Oxford patrol car heading in the opposite direction turned on his blue light specials and whipped around to stop the car ahead of me. I was doing exactly 35 mph and the guy ahead of me couldn't have been doing more than 2 mph more than I was -- yet -- our over aggressive police force saw fit to pull the driver over. I guess word has gone out to help finance Oxford's new City Hall any way possible. Bummer!"

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Don't try this at home

Pre-K student Jonathan Morris shows his classmates how it's done as he demonstrates break dancing during the pre-K Healthy Hearts Dance at South Salem Elementary School on Friday. The dance was originally scheduled for Feb. 12, but was snowed out and was held this week instead. The students have been discussing the health benefits of good nutrition and exercise during February.

Census forms in mail

COVINGTON -- Questionnaires for the 2010 Census are being mailed out across the nation, and the local Complete Count Committee is asking all Newton County residents to respond.

City gets grant for Pace St.

COVINGTON -- The city of Covington has been allocated $160,000 in stimulus money from the Atlanta Regional Commission to produce preliminary engineering documents on improvements to the Pace Street Corridor.

Judge seeks grant for teen drug treatment

COVINGTON -- Juvenile Court Judge Sheri Roberts has successfully petitioned the Board of Commissioners for permission to apply for a grant to expand treatment services for juvenile offenders with substance abuse problems.

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Studying their options

Georgia Perimeter College student Julie Downes, a sophomore from Covington, meets with representative Lynette Reid about the education program at Georgia State University. Representatives from area colleges and universities visited GPC's Newton Campus recently to meet with students and discuss college transfer options after they complete their studies at GPC.

Restaurants raise funds for Haiti

CONYERS -- Residents in Rockdale County and surrounding areas can help the people of Haiti by visiting one of several restaurants participating in a special dining out event next month.

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Don't try this at home

Pre-K student Jonathan Morris shows his classmates how it's done as he demonstrates break dancing during the pre-K Healthy Hearts Dance at South Salem Elementary School on Friday. The dance was originally scheduled for Feb. 12, but was snowed out and was held this week instead. The students have been discussing the health benefits of good nutrition and exercise during February.

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