News for Thursday, July 22, 2010


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Newton Blotter - 07-23-10

* Thadeus Lamar Anderson, 47, 880 Hall St., Atlanta, burglary.* Ricky Larod Bailey, 22, Stone Mountain, obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers, giving false name or address to law enforcement officer.* Christopher Jerome Ballard, 23, 1223 North 9th St., Griffin, probation violation.* Jovante Romelle Battle, 18, 65 Mountainside Lane, simple battery (Family Violence Act).* Michael Scharrell Battle, 21, 431 Kirkland Road, Apt. 3232, bench warrant.* Damien Nakiel Baynes, 31, 700 Springhill Drive, giving false name or address to law enforcement officer, forgery in the first degree, driving while license suspended or revoked.

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Ga. jailers gather here for intense training

COVINGTON -- Newton County tax dollars are not at work when it comes to the training received Thursday by Newton County Sheriff's Office detention officers and representatives from 25 other Georgia sheriff's offices.

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Troy Univ. to move downtown

COVINGTON -- Troy University will soon make a move to downtown Covington.

Council calls special session on airport fixed-base operator

COVINGTON -- The Covington City Council will meet next week to discuss any future arrangement with Dixie Jet Services Inc., the fixed base operator at Covington Municipal Airport.

Parents must register students at their schools

COVINGTON -- Students have a couple of more weeks before they have to start the new school year in the Newton County School System, and parents who need to register their children for school can do so now.

Affordable back-to-school medical services available

COVINGTON — Some parents need to get their children vaccinated before school starts back, and they have options in the area.