News for Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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Planners recommend annexation

The Covington Planning Commission recommended approval Tuesday night of the annexation and rezoning of more than 150 acres near Covington Municipal Airport, despite the protestations of nearby residents. The property is owned by the Newton County Industrial Development Authority, which hopes to market it to attract industry to the area.

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BOE tables Palmer Stone name change

It will be at least another month before the Newton County Board of Education decides if its new elementary school will be called Palmer Stone Elementary School or some other name.

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Newton woman arrested in Feb. fatal crash

A 23-year-old Newton County woman has been arrested and charged in connection with the February traffic death of a man.

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Newton resident named Rockdale Teacher of the Year

The Rockdale County teacher who said she has her students stretch beyond limits was recognized for her own above average work Tuesday night.

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Bike ride set to help out RCSO deputy

The public will have a chance to help a public servant this weekend -- a Rockdale County Sheriff's deputy in need.

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One of the Greatest: Oxford WWII veteran recounts his memories of the war

Grady Spradley is one of a dying generation. A veteran of World War II, he was drafted by the U.S. Army at the age of 19 in 1944. Men like Spradley are the strong, silent type. They don't usually feel the need to share all they've seen and endured.

residents oppose rezoning of property near airport

The Covington Planning Commission recommended approval Tuesday night of the annexation and rezoning of more than 150 acres near the Covington Municipal Airport, despite the protestations of nearby residents. The property is owned by the Industrial Development Authority, which hopes to market it to attract industry to the area. See Thursday's Citizen for the full story.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- Nov. 10, 2010

Newton Your Next Best Friend

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Residents protest adult store

CONYERS — A group of residents alleged Tuesday that a local adult entertainment store is in violation of county zoning laws and called on the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners to investigate.

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