News for Thursday, June 10, 2010


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Brown 50th Anniversary

Bobby and Mattie Brown of Conyers celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 7.

Newton Blotter - 06/11/2010

* Lorie Lee Reid, 32, 124 Helen Road, obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers.* Stephen Block Sawyer, 30, 140 Sockwell Road, Oxford, public drunkenness, battery.* Danielle Nicole Sheffield, 20, 1375 Jersey Social Circle, DUI/Alcohol (Under 21).* Jason Lee Shrouder, 22, 3104 Ponderosa Drive, simple battery, cruelty to children.

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Things are looking up

Anthony Gipson of Otis Elevator Company worked Thursday to check the wiring while installing an elevator inside the new Oxford City Hall building on West Clark Street. He has been working on and installing elevators for the past 13 years.

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Authorities: Woman fails in bank heist

A would-be bank robber walked away empty-handed after attempting to hold up the United Bank in Newton Plaza on Thursday morning, according to the Covington Police Department.

BOE OKs site work for facility

The Newton County School System is on its way to starting the Newton College and Career Academy.

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NCSO needs help finding three suspects

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is asking for the assistance of residents in locating three burglary suspects.

Local church to offer free movie nights through end of the year

Covington First United Methodist Church is reaching out to the community by offering free Screen on the Green movie viewings monthly through the end of the year.

State CRCT scores improve from last year

Following Wednesday's release of state-level results from the spring Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, or CRCT, local school systems across Georgia are hoping for good results when the scores are released later this summer.