News for Friday, July 23, 2010


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Newton Poll - 07-24-10

"Does anyone know what they are clearing the land at the old hitting range on the Bypass Road across from Zaxby's for?"Editor's note: According to the city's planning director, Covington Ford has been approved and granted a ground disturbance and grading permit for the site. They have submitted site plans for approval; no building plans have been submitted yet.

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Early stroll to beat the heat

Joe and Betty Ashley get their exercise in early Friday morning before temperatures rise.

Provider cuts costs for jail care

COVINGTON -- The provider of health care services at the Newton County Detention Center is voluntarily reducing costs by more than $100,000 to assist the county in its budget crisis.

City mulls archery hunting for deer

COVINGTON -- A growing number of deer in the city has prompted the Covington City Council to consider an ordinance to allow hunters to use archery equipment to help thin the wildlife population.

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Handel, Scott to speak at Newton GOP

CONYERS -- Gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel and Congressional candidate Austin Scott will be featured speakers Monday at the Newton County Republican Party meeting.

Social Circle council meeting turns hostile

SOCIAL CIRCLE -- A citizen made a pointed request of the Social Circle City Council: Resign.

City Council passes reduced budget

SOCIAL CIRCLE -- With no discussion or comment, the Social Circle City Council approved on Thursday its 2010-11 budget.

Man charged in assault on wife at gas station

COVINGTON -- A Newton County woman was hospitalized following an attack by her husband in the parking lot of a Ga. Highway 81 service station, police said.

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Gardner 50th Anniversary

James A. Gardner and Joelda W. Gardner of Conyers celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 17.