News for Thursday, February 4, 2010

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Newton Blotter - 02/05/2010

* Tyler James Moore, 17, 1078 Magnet Road, possession of marijuana.* Richard Lloyd Mosher, 43, 1131 Norton Road, Conyers, public drunk.* Mary Jane Nolley, 45, 190 Willow Shoals Drive, false report of a crime, false statements, insurance fraud, criminal damage to property, arson in the first degree.* Beverly Anderson Petty, 38, 310 Barshay Drive, financial transaction card fraud.* Robert Everett Petty, 38, 310 Barshay Drive, forgery of financial transaction.

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Judicial review: Mock trial competition to simulate court experience

COVINGTON -- Dozens of high school students and area attorneys will take over the Newton County Judicial Center this weekend, but nobody is in trouble.Groups of students from Newton County's three high schools, as well as three high schools from Fayette County, will contend against one another in the county's first regional mock trial competition on Saturday.

Bridgestone asking for tax refund

COVINGTON -- County commissioners delayed a decision Tuesday night on whether to refund more than $108,000 in taxes to a local business.

Widening of Ga. 142 gets under way

COVINGTON -- Work has begun on the widening of Ga. Highway 142, a project that will take more than two years to complete.

Fox's tenure as city manager concludes today

PORTERDALE -- Today will be the last day on the job for City Manager Tom Fox, who has accepted the position of public safety director for Social Circle.

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Barnes tells Newton High students to remember past

COVINGTON -- Newton High School kicked off its Black History Month celebration Thursday with one of the school's most notable visitors to date.

Fox's tenure as city manager concludes today

PORTERDALE — Today will be the last day on the job for City Manager Tom Fox, who has accepted the position of public safety director for Social Circle.

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