News for Friday, July 30, 2010


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Newton Poll - 07-31-10

To all you people traveling Hazelbrand Road! The three-way stop at Cochran Road means 'stop.' I live off Cochran and am afraid each time to pull out due to limited vision. The cars traveling west are speeding and run this stop sign time and time again, male and female. Just asking for help and a solution before there is a major accident here involving some of my family and friends. This could be a steady income for our Newton County Sheriff's Department. If I see you again I will turn in your tag number!"

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Tuba hot to handle

Members of the Eastside High School marching band had plenty to sweat about this past week as they practiced their music and moves on the sweltering field at the school. Junior tuba player Elijah Clark learns one of the songs that will be used in this season's football halftime shows.

BOC mulls liquor by the drink

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session at 7 p.m. Monday at the Newton County Historic Courthouse to discuss by-the-drink sales of alcoholic beverages.

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Woman dies in Ga. 138 crash

COVINGTON -- A Covington woman died as a result of a head-on collision with a Freightliner truck Tuesday afternoon, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

New nonprofit to benefit Newton Co. schools

COVINGTON -- A new nonprofit organization has been formed to benefit Newton County public schools.The Newton Education Foundation is preparing to launch its fundraising campaign, called ReImagine Newton, this fall. The foundation's mission is to create a private fund to support public education.

Police say woman lied about rape

CONYERS -- A Newton County woman has been charged after police determined that she fabricated a story that she had been kidnapped from a parking lot and raped by four men.

ON THE BEAT: Couple goes on theft spree at Wal-Mart before authorities step in

A young couple was spotted by a Wal-Mart loss prevention officer in the sporting goods department, apparently looking for cameras and for store personnel. When they were sure no one was looking, they proceeded to put merchandise in the female's purse. They then made for the health and beauty department, where they concealed even more items.

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Anderson 50th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Howard L. Anderson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 5.