News for Friday, June 18, 2010


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Newton Poll - 06/19/2010

"As an unemployed teacher I would like to know the qualifications that are required to be the Main Street director. The $62,000 salary would be a welcome pay increase. Not having anyone (such as the mayor and City Council) that knows what your job is or if you are actually doing it would relieve a lot of pressure. Last but not least, how much vacation times comes with this position?"

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Breaking out the books: Library gears up for summer programs

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Library is welcoming children of all ages to come to the library for some reading and a little fun over the next couple of months.

Gang invades home armed with guns, bats

COVINGTON -- A group of masked men invaded a private residence at the Silos of Ellington on Wednesday night, terrorizing several people in the home, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Library to be closed on Mondays

COVINGTON -- Newton County Library will be closed on Mondays effective July 1, Director Greg Heid announced this week.

Family reported missing from Factory Shoals

COVINGTON -- A Griffin couple and their three children have been reported missing and were last seen at Factory Shoals Park early this week, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

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Local named DCA Board chairman

COVINGTON -- The Georgia Department of Community Affairs Board recently elected Frank Turner Jr. of Covington as its new chairman.

Creation Museum shuts doors; artifacts to be auctioned

SOCIAL CIRCLE -- One of the anchors of the Blue Willow Village in Social Circle will soon go on the auction block.

Newton Blotter - 06/182010

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department: