News for Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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Historic wings: Oldest flying DC-3 lands in Covington

COVINGTON -- Flagship Detroit, the oldest flying DC-3 airplane in the world, is at Covington Municipal Airport this week and will be available for tours on Saturday.

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Walkers, bikers may see benefit from grants

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved Tuesday night requests to apply for two grants that could benefit walkers and cyclists.

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Architects present drawings for NHS replacement

COVINGTON -- Newton County Board of Education members got their first look at what a replacement school for Newton High School could look like.

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Man points gun at clerk, flees store

COVINGTON -- A would-be robber pulled a gun on a clerk at the Dollar General store at 7118 U.S. Highway 278 on Tuesday night, but apparently got cold feet and fled the store without taking the money.

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Suspects still being sought in gas station fires

COVINGTON -- Investigators are still seeking the identity of the person or people responsible for two fires involving Pure service stations recently.

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Oxford man charged in motorcycle death

COVINGTON -- An Oxford man has been charged with second degree vehicular homicide and failure to yield while turning left in connection with the Nov. 8 death of motorcyclist Terrance Michael Collins, 39, also of Oxford.

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Smokeout brings tobacco awareness

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Departments are encouraging residents using tobacco products to stop using and become aware of the many support methods and resources available to help them become smoke free during this year's Great American Smokeout, scheduled for today.

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CPD seeks armed robbery suspect

Officers with the Covington Police Department are looking for a man who attempted to rob the Dollar General store at 7118 U.S. Highway 278 at gunpoint around 9:45 Tuesday night. He is described as a black male, medium complexion, approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall, with a slim build, twists in his hair and wearing a black coat, white shirt and blue jeans. He left in a newer model SUV with silver vents on the front fender. See Thursday's Newton Citizen for the full story.

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