News for Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Newton Blotter - 11-12-10

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:* Demartreze Lee Allen, 17, 145 South McDonough St., Jonesboro, probation violation.* Timothy O'Neal Barkley, 39, 10152 Blackwell St., obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers, probation violation, loitering or prowling, failure to appear.* Brandi Leigh Barnard, 33, 120 Knights Circle, possession of arms by convicted felons & first offenders probation.* Jeani Lee Barnes, 34, 35 Hazel St., Porterdale, possession of Schedule II (Oxycodone).

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'Feeling of pride': Veterans honored at ceremony

COVINGTON -- Veterans, their families and supporters gathered Thursday at the Covington Square on a beautiful, cloudless autumn day to honor all those who have served in the U.S. military.

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County hears city SPLOST wish lists

COVINGTON -- Local mayors presented more than $20 million in requests to be funded through the 2011 special purpose local option sales tax to county commissioners Wednesday evening.

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NCSS plans elementary rezoning

COVINGTON -- About 30 percent of the Newton County School System's 9,500 elementary school students are expected to be affected by next school year's rezoning plans.

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Porterdale OKs trails plan

PORTERDALE -- A resolution endorsing a plan for a regional network of bicycling and walking trails was approved by the Porterdale City Council last week.

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Field prep

Eastside High School football parent volunteers painted the field at Homer Sharp Stadium on Thursday afternoon in preparation for tonight's playoff game against Westside-Macon High School.

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$100,000 up for grabs with playground sweepstakes

ATLANTA -- What's a school playground without a slide, monkey bars or swing set? How old is the physical education equipment at the schools in your community?

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Applications available for Snapping Shoals scholarships

Applications are now available for the 2011 Snapping Shoals EMC J.E. Robinson Memorial Scholarships, the All-Around Student Scholarships, the Washington Youth Tour and the Walter Harrison Scholarship.

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Newton cheer team takes championship

The 2010 Division III Cheer-Off Champions are the Newton County Recreation Department's Seminoles.

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Gators go undefeated

The Newton County Recreation Comission's Gators, the 5- and 6-year-old training league, had an undefeated season this year;

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Election gives GOP new hope

CONYERS — For Rockdale County Republicans, Tuesday's general election showed they had strong, local candidates and an ability to mobilize volunteers as needed during the 2010 campaign.

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Clayton State approved for exemption from Regents' Test

Morrow — Clayton State University has been notified by the University System of Georgia that Clayton State has been approved for exemption from the Regents' Test, effective immediately.

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'Feeling of pride': Veterans honored at ceremony

COVINGTON — Veterans, their families and supporters gathered Thursday at the Covington Square on a beautiful, cloudless autumn day to honor all those who have served in the U.S. military.

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