News for Thursday, March 18, 2010


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Newton Blotter - 03/19/2010

* John Hugh Baggett III, 24, 45 Secret Gardens, Social Circle, burglary, theft by taking, obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers.* David Larue Barnes, 53, 35 Hazel St., Porterdale, failure to yield to emergency vehicle, habitual violators (2nd).* Derrick James Brown, 27, 7156 Durren Circle, probation violation.

2010-11 school calendar still uncertain

COVINGTON -- Officials at the Newton County School System still haven't decided when students will attend classes next school year.

Graduation tests start on Monday

COVINGTON -- Newton County high school students will take a series of tests next week that determine if they will graduate from high school.

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Covington airport subject of aviators' complaints

COVINGTON — Aviators have complained that the fixed base operator at Covington Municipal Airport is not providing adequate fuel for their planes and has not been maintaining required hours of operation.

ON THE BEAT: Man down in the mouth at dental bill

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at