News for Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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Local woman donates Christmas tree for governor's mansion

COVINGTON -- Poets and philosophers have observed for centuries variations on the theme of "Mighty oaks from little acorns grow," and JoAnn Sims of Covington has definitely proven the adage true once again.

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BBB: Make budget for Black Fri.

COVINGTON -- With deals on hundreds of items on Black Friday and around the holidays, it's easy for shoppers to get carried away with spending on both themselves and for others.

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Transplant gives woman new breath

COVINGTON -- Jo Ellen Kimball was a healthy 33-year-old with two young sons, a husband and a job as a fourth-grade teacher at East Newton Elementary when she began noticing a persistent cough and shortness of breath.

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A good century: Conyers man celebrates 100th birthday

CONYERS -- As a toddler, William Farmer Wilson traveled in a horse and buggy to go visit his grandparents. By the time he reached retirement age, he had appeared on television and radio educating the public on the latest agricultural news as part of his job with the Cooperative Extension Service.

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Fixin' for a crowd

Chris Green, assistant manager of the Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle, helps out in the kitchen preparing one of dozens of turkeys for Thanksgiving diners.

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Lessons on Thanksgiving

Dat Nguyen, Evan Mam and Wesley Carter donned construction paper head dresses and pillow case tunics as part of their study of the first Thanksgiving.

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Fixin' for a crowd

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Newton Poll - 11-27-10

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 poll@newtoncitizen.com. Please remember that the Citizen Poll is not a forum for comments either for or in opposition to candidates seeking elective office.

Newton Blotter - 11-26-10

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:

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Local woman donates Christmas tree for governor's mansion

COVINGTON — Poets and philosophers have observed for centuries variations on the theme of "Mighty oaks from little acorns grow," and JoAnn Sims of Covington has definitely proven the adage true once again.

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