News for Friday, November 26, 2010


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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 Please remember that the Citizen Poll is not a forum for comments either for or in opposition to candidates seeking elective office."We recently moved into Newton County. On the way out of our neighborhood, on Summer Lane, there is often a large trailer parked on the street. It obstructs the view and is an accident waiting to happen. Most communities have zoning ordinances that prohibit such practices."

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Serious shoppers: Black Friday deal hunters report fun, family time

The hardcore shoppers didn't even go to bed Thursday night. There was no need, given that area stores were opening at 3 and 4 a.m. and, in the case of Old Navy, at midnight for Black Friday.

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Runoff vote this Tuesday

Voters are reminded to go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 30, for a couple of runoff elections. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at all voting precincts. Voters need to bring a form of identification, such as a driver's license, in order to vote.

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Christmas Toy Run set for Dec. 4

Local motorcyclists will take to the streets next Saturday in an effort to bring some holiday cheer to area children while raising food donations for the community's less fortunate.

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BBB offers advice for Cyber Monday

Although store managers are expecting decent-sized crowds this weekend for holiday shopping, many more retail chains are expecting customers to shop from the comforts of their own homes.

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Snapping Shoals workers save lives

Two Snapping Shoals EMC employees were recently honored for going above and beyond the call of duty.

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Police chase of robbery suspects ends in crash

Police arrested two men Wednesday night and are looking for a third after an armed robbery that led to a two-county police chase. Capt. Scott Freeman with the Conyers Police Department told the Citizen on Friday that police responded to an armed robbery at 1543 Ga. Highway 138 at La Taquiera early Wednesday night.

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Holiday production

Promoting the upcoming "O Come Y'all to Covington" production is, from left, Covington First United Methodist Church Pastor Doug Gilreath, writer and producer of the musical Mack McKibben, entertainer Andy Offutt Irwin and musician Scott Langsburg.