News for Friday, January 8, 2010

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Newton Poll - 01/09/2010

"The first comment printed in this week's poll makes a blanket statement without a comment on its content. The statement was not identified as the subject of the week so I can only assume it was approved by the paper. Since when is the local poll a place to put an unsubstantiated comment by the president?

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Braving the weather

This poor little flower appears to have lost the battle against what passed for an "accumulation" of snow at Leafstone apartment complex Friday morning.

Victim of fire had trouble walking

COVINGTON -- The woman who died in an early morning fire at her home in Trotters Walk subdivision Thursday has been identified as Laverne Goodwin of 125 Trotters Walk, according to Newton County Fire Service.

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City finance hire banned from banking

COVINGTON -- The city of Covington's new finance coordinator was banned from banking by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 2006.

Cops make 2 lb. marijuana bust

COVINGTON -- The Covington/Newton County Special Investigations Unit and the Newton County Sheriff's Office Crime Suppression Unit executed a search warrant Friday morning that netted two arrests and the seizure of more than 2 pounds of marijuana.

State fines K.C.'s; now in compliance

COVINGTON -- Bright from the Start of the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning has released its findings from an investigation into K.C.'s 24 Hr. Child Care Center stemming from a May 2009 incident involving a 2-year-old who wandered into traffic outside the facility.

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Piedmont graduates Champs

All Piedmont Academy fifth graders graduated from the CHAMPS -- Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety -- program last month.

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DeKalb Technical College President Robin Hoffman addresses GED graduates during their December graduation

Clarkston -- DeKalb Technical College ended 2009 on a celebratory note.In the month of December, several groups of students marked accomplishments in their academic life by graduating.

Juried art show, interactive video highlight GPC exhibits

ATLANTA - Georgia State University and the University of Venice were recently awarded $1 million from the U.S. Department of Education and the European Union to offer a transatlantic dual degree program for undergraduates in international economics and modern languages.

GSU to offer transatlantic degrees in international economics and modern languages

ATLANTA - Georgia State University and the University of Venice were recently awarded $1 million from the U.S. Department of Education and the European Union to offer a transatlantic dual degree program for undergraduates in international economics and modern languages.

Clayton State graduate studies to hold open house

The Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies will celebrate the new year on Tuesday, Jan. 12 by holding its first informational open house of 2010.

Newton Sex Offender List - 1/7/2010

The following is a list of registered sex offenders living in Newton County as of Jan. 7, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

NCSS remain open for now - 01/07/2010

COVINGTON — Wintry weather headed toward North Georgia hasn't forced the closing of Newton County schools yet.

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