News for Friday, March 19, 2010


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Newton Poll - 03/20/2010

"Regarding Charter Cable TV -- One of our smaller TVs had a stroke and died -- so I bought a small HD Flat Screen TV. Even though I only have Charter's stripped down version bare basics cable, this new HDTV picks up a good dozen more channels than our other two older TVs that are not HD. I'm receiving channels on this set that would be premium on the other two. If you have a High Definition set -- it's a good idea to 'scan' your channels occasionally to see what all might be available to you now. You might be pleasantly surprised -- as I was."

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Horse park provides revenue engine for Conyers

CONYERS -- Horses are a natural sight on the rolling hills, trails and arenas at the Georgia International Horse Park, but the 1,400-acre property has a wider appeal.

7th-grader fares well at state Bee

ATLANTA -- Indian Creek Middle School seventh-grader Caitlin Smith didn't win the 2010 Georgia Spelling Bee at Georgia State University in Atlanta on Friday, but she knows she did well.

City works on strategic plan

COVINGTON -- The Covington City Council and city department heads are laying the groundwork for a strategic plan intended to guide employees, supervisors and officials toward a common vision for the next three years.

Petition begun to de-annex Social Circle

SOCIAL CIRCLE -- The calendar was a crucial factor in the decision of a group of residents to start a petition drive to de-annex a portion of Social Circle from Newton County.

Two Newton County teens graduate from Youth Challenge

Tevon J. Guerra and Dana L. Hatcher of Covington are among 214 cadets graduating from the Georgia National Guard's Youth Challenge Academy at Fort Gordon this year.

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NCSS superintendent participates in warehouse opening

Area superintendents recently celebrated the opening of a new cooperative purchasing warehouse for Griffin Regional Educational Services Agency.

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Republicans speak to Piedmont Students

Three Jasper County Republican Party leaders recently visited Piedmont Academy and presented each student in grades five through 12 a booklet.

Mitcham to continue academic, athletic career

Piedmont Academy senior Austin Mitcham's football career is not over yet.Mitcham, an Oxford resident, will play for Belhaven University in Jackson, Miss., a program that competes at the NAIA level. A ceremony was held recently at Piedmont for Mitcham, his family, coaches, teammates and fellow students.

Mainstay Academy looks for funding support

Mainstay Academy is part of the Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Supports that serves students with severe emotional behavior disabilities.

Sprite program offers chance for school playground makeover

ATLANTA -- You've heard of a home makeover and a wardrobe makeover. But have you heard of a playground makeover?

Republicans to hold rally at Veterans Park

CONYERS — Sen. Johnny Isakson will kick off a rally involving 27 Republican candidates at the Georgia Veteran's Memorial Park next month.