News for Friday, May 28, 2010


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Newton Poll - 05/29/2010

"There is a simple solution to the school situation where all the teachers and school workers can keep their jobs. Start charging all people who have kids in school school tax. Don't just put the burden on people who try to have a home. There are more kids in school who come from rental properties and they are getting a free ride. Set an amount per child and see how much revenue there would be. This might help (stop) some people having so many children and cut back on welfare."

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Young patriot

Averie Childers, granddaughter of Jerry and Mary Jo Childers of Oxford, is dressed for the occasion as she places a flag on the grave of her great uncle Ralph Wyatt at Lawnwood Cemetery in honor of Memorial Day.

Morgan named vice chair with committee

Newton County Board of Commissioners Chairman Kathy Morgan has been named vice chair of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia General County Government Policy Committee.

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We did it!

Members of the Newton High School class of 2010, Adrian Marshall, right, a future Georgia Southern student, and Jeremy Lewis, who plans to attend Georgia Perimeter College, congratulate each other as the prepare to receive their diplomas.

Chamber to host forum to look back at Legislature

COVINGTON -- The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a post-legislative forum for citizens to learn about the hot topics during this year's recently ended Georgia General Assembly session.

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Family survives van crash into creek

COVINGTON -- A head-on collision between a van and a pickup truck early Friday afternoon resulted in the van going off a bridge and into a creek, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Schools on shortened summer schedule

COVINGTON -- Students in the Newton County School System have completed their classes for the regular school year and soon the system will be operating under a shortened summer schedule.

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Veteran gets ride of a lifetime

CONYERS -- A one-day trip to Washington, D.C., may not seem like much of a visit, but for Conyers resident and World War II veteran Ray Powell time stood still.

Prosecution moves ahead in traffic death

CONYERS -- A man facing felony murder charges is scheduled to appear in Rockdale Superior Court next week, despite the fact that he is still at large.