News for Friday, May 21, 2010

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Newton Poll - 05/22/2010

It is sad to see a school brag about achieving a 78 percent passing rate in math by having it on their entry sign. From what I remember, a 78 percent is a C."

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Top two Tigers: Alcovy names valedictorian, salutatorian

COVINGTON --The top two graduates at Alcovy High School have been involved in some friendly competition for the last few years.

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Time frame set for Ford execution

COVINGTON -- Newton County Superior Court Judge Samuel Ozburn has ordered that the execution for convicted murderer Melbert Ray Ford go forward between the dates of June 9 and June 16. The execution is now set to take place at 7 p.m. on June 9, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.

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Little fellow packs a big punch

Its youngest student ever was able to obtain the level of junior black belt recently at the U.M.A.S. Karate Studios recently. Six-year-old Kobi Worthington attained the rank, which is designed for students 12 and under.

Recycled phones to benefit charity

COVINGTON -- If you've got an old cell phone lying around that isn't any use, the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce will help you dispose of it and you can help a good cause at the same time.

YMCA announces variety of summer programs

COVINGTON -- The Covington Family YMCA will offer 10 weeks of fun scheduled to begin on June 1 and continuing through Aug. 6.

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Twins charged in mom's killing

CONYERS -- The twin teenage daughters of a woman found stabbed to death in her home earlier this year have been charged with the murder of their mother and will be tried as adults.

Twins charged in mom's killing

CONYERS — The twin teenage daughters of a woman found stabbed to death in her home earlier this year have been charged with the murder of their mother and will be tried as adults.

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