News for Friday, June 4, 2010

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Newton Poll - 06/05/2010

Hello Citizen, I would like to thank the Citizen for correcting me last week. I sent an e-mail with a misspelled word. The misspelled word was bonfire. I spelled it bond fire. Pretty much what I said was that we should have a bonfire for rap. We should all thank the Citizen for correcting us. In the e-mail I stated that rap was the lowest, most idiotic, raunchiest form of music known to the human race. I sent that e-mail to the Citizen before the rapper in Griffin was shot and killed, and all the witnesses got on TV news and proved my point. I would like to invite the citizens that support this kind of music to listen to the music of yesterday. Yesterday's music wasn't completely pure, but it left something to the imagination so we could go where we wanted to go with the music. There are so many types of music like country, jazz, rock, gospel, blues, rhythm and blues -- I could go on forever. There's no excuse for listening to rap. So why don't we have a bonfire and invite rap."

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Varner leaves a vast legacy

COVINGTON -- Former Newton County Board of Commissioners Chairman Roy Lee Varner died Thursday at his home at the age of 86 following a recent illness.

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A crafty lesson

Gabrielle Green of the Newton County Library gives cousins Jenna Davis and Ryann Jones a few tips on knitting.

Friends remember Varner's vision, devotion

COVINGTON -- When former County Commission Chairman Roy Varner died Thursday, he left a legacy of dedicated community service that will benefit citizens of Newton County for generations to come.

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Man assaulted by burglars

COVINGTON -- A Newton County man was assaulted when he interrupted two burglars at his Pebble Brooke Court home, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Turner Lake may close on Saturdays

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Recreation Commission will decide later this month whether to close Turner Lake Complex on Saturdays and increase fees for sports programs and use of its facilities.

Arts programmer seeks BOE seat

COVINGTON -- A parent and employee of the Newton County Arts Association wants to make decisions for the better of Newton County students and employees by serving on the Newton County Board of Education.

Ford clemency request denied; execution set

COVINGTON -- The state Board of Pardons and Paroles met Friday to consider a clemency request from attorneys representing condemned Newton County murderer Melbert Ray Ford and it was denied.

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Thompson 60th Anniversary

Frank and Oletha "Pug" Thompson of Conyers celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on April 2.

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Jordan 50th Anniversary

Alton H. Jordan and Sara H. Jordan of Covington celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 24.

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Mewborn 50 Anniversary

Marshall and Lois Mewborn of Milstead will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 14.

Friends remember Varner's vision, devotion

COVINGTON — When former County Commission Chairman Roy Varner died Thursday, he left a legacy of dedicated community service that will benefit citizens of Newton County for generations to come.

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