News for Friday, January 22, 2010


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Newton Poll - 01/23/2010

To the person who commented on animals not having proper shelter or any shelter at all. Please pick up your phone and contact Newton County Animal Control at 770-786-9514. It is against the law for a pet to be without shelter.

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Safe at home: Men return to county after facing horrors in Haiti

Roger Hall and Butch Lee have been through hell, but their eyes were turned toward heaven all the while.

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Arrest made in car fire

The Newton County Fire Service has made an arson arrest in connection with a vehicle that was allegedly set on fire in September, according to Deputy Chief Tim Smith.

Finances under close county watch

Halfway through the county's fiscal year, "We are holding our own," Administrative Officer John Middleton told commissioners Tuesday night.

Schools may face more cuts

After the release of Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue's proposed budget last week, the Newton County School System is bracing itself for even more cuts for this school year.

ON THE BEAT: CPD: Woman threatens business owner over tire

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at

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Newton Pet of the Week -- 1/20/2010

This little 3-month-old beagle/spaniel mix is ready to become master of all he surveys. His intelligence is apparent in his expression and he's waiting for a new owner to come get him so they can learn about the world together.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- 1/13/2010

This young man apparently followed his nose until he couldn't find his way back home. He was discovered wandering in an undeveloped subdivision and it looks like he may have missed a meal or two.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- 1/6/2010

If it's a sophisticated cat you're looking for, look no further than the Newton County Animal Control Shelter, located at 210 Lower River Road in Covington.

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Musical guests visits Piedmont elementary students

Jeff Johnson, creator of BB Fuzz Fun Zone, performed at Piedmont Academy's elementary assembly by entertaining the students with his musical act.

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Scouts get training

Boy Scout Troup 748 from Prospect United Methodist Church in Covington visited the Newton County Board of Education meeting Tuesday night.

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DeKalb Tech Employee Gets Accreditation

Covington -- The new year brings new accolades to a DeKalb Technical College employee.

Plotting their next move

Martha Lung of Conyers and Brenda Hinkle of Social Circle enthusiastically plot their strategy as they play their hands with the Bridge Club at Newton county Library on Thursday morning.