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Newton Blotter - 03/05/2010

* Lamonica Danelle Akins, 24, 177 Cotton Drive, Jackson, contempt of court.* Darius Jermal Armour, 18, 2625 Rock Chapel Road, Lithonia, court sentenced.* Huey Harrison Avery III, 52, 2616 Country Tree, Conyers, probation violation.

Vest fund growing

More than 250 individuals and groups have contributed to the fund established for the purchase of Level III bulletproof vests for Newton.

Newton ineligible for state funding

COVINGTON -- Newton County and its municipalities are ineligible to receive state administered funding after the county missed this week's deadline to have a complete service delivery strategy verified by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

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Nutritious pit stop: NASCAR driver pays visit to plant

COVINGTON -- Workers at Covington's General Mills plant had a special visitor Thursday.

Cuts put 4-H in jeopardy

COVINGTON -- Many students in Georgia look forward to their fifth-grade year, when they can begin to participate in 4-H.

Council speaks on trail grant opposition

COVINGTON -- City Council members in opposition to pursuing a grant to construct a trail system along the right of way of a rail line remained silent despite repeated requests from Mayor Kim Carter to explain themselves Monday night. But now, they're offering an explanation of their position on the issue.

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