News for Thursday, May 27, 2010


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Newton Blotter - 05/28/2010

* Kristofer Ty Armistead, 20, 6137 Collins St., probation violation.* Joshua Lee Basham, 19, 75 East Dollar Circle, failure to appear, probation violation.* Tawaski Terell Battle, 35, 125 Sure Drive, Sparta, probation violation.* Anna Elizabeth Baxter, 26, P. O. Box 280, Newborn, possession of Schedule I & II (meth.).

Man arrested after alleged threats at auto store

COVINGTON -- The Covington Police Department arrested a 73-year-old man after he allegedly threatened to shoot an employee of an auto parts store, according to a CPD incident report.

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Ready to graduate

Eastside High School students and staff members spent Thursday afternoon practicing for Saturday's graduation ceremony at Church in the Now in Conyers. Pictured are school Principal Dennis Roddenberry with senior Ishaiah Maxwell as she rehearses receiving her diploma.

Concert kicks off weekend festivities

CONYERS — An outdoor concert Saturday at Granite Mountain Harley Davidson kicks off the summer while raising funds for breast cancer patients and family support with four bands, vendors and artists.

Animal Control looking for good home

COVINGTON — As the county's population has increased, so has the pet population, and now the director of Newton County Animal Control is hoping commissioners and the voters will see fit to approve a new animal shelter.

Theme school will wait

COVINGTON — Parents of the now-dissolved Clements parent-involvement theme school will have to wait at least another month before they will know if another theme school will be developed, which likely won't happen until at least the 2011-12 school year.

Drivers asked to slow down this holiday

CONYERS — Between the long weekend in celebration of Memorial Day and high school graduations, the roads in Rockdale and Newton counties are likely to be very crowded.