News for Friday, November 12, 2010


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Newton Poll - 11-13-10

The Newton Citizen Poll is a compilation of opinions submitted by readers. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Citizen newspapers. If you agree or disagree with something you read here, you may respond by e-mailing Please remember that the Citizen Poll is not a forum for comments either for or in opposition to candidates seeking elective office."My husband and I were appalled to read that a 3-year-old child was found walking down the road late Wednesday night! Then when reading the article further we saw that the child was returned to the home when DFCS was called by Porterdale police ... Citizens of Newton County! What are we allowing to happen to our children if DFCS returns children to the home before a complete investigation is conducted. This child deserves more from Newton County. It sickens me to think that the next possible headline is 3-year-old child hit by car on Crowell Road. Think about it."

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East meets West

Crowds of families, students and fans came out to Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday night to cheer on the Eastside High School Eagles in the first round of Class AAA playoffs.

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Modular rooms out for 2011

COVINGTON -- The Newton County School System intends to eliminate the need for modular classrooms -- at least for the next school year -- with its new rezoning plan.

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Mt. Tabor Bridge still a hazard

COVINGTON -- More than a year after being damaged by floodwaters, Mt. Tabor Road Bridge remains closed to large vehicles, including fire trucks and school buses.

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Roundabout opening delayed

COVINGTON -- The roundabout at Turner Lake Road and Clark Street was set to open next week, but that has been delayed because light fixtures that were ordered in August have yet to arrive, according city of Covington Transportation Manager Billy Skinner.

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Courthouse lighting to be Thurs.

COVINGTON -- The thermometer may say summer's still lingering, but the calendar says it's time for the holidays.

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Baby home, recovering from raccoon attack

COVINGTON -- The 9-month-old baby who was mauled by raccoons last week is now recovering from her wounds at home, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.