News for Monday, November 29, 2010


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2 Covington residents killed in Jasper County crash

Thirteen- year-old Nigel Griffith, a Cousin's Middle School student, and 39-year-old Alice Goolsby, both of Covington, were killed in a fatal crash Wednesday night in Jasper County, according to the Georgia State Patrol. Two Monticello teens were also hospitalized. See Tuesday's Newton Citizen for details.

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Season for song: Community Band Christmas concert set for Monday

For 18 years, the Newton County Community Band has been marking the holiday season with an annual Christmas concert to get everyone in a festive spirit.

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Parades set for this weekend

It wouldn't be Christmas without a parade, and this weekend there will be two in town.

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Porterdale prepares for vote on budget

The Porterdale City Council is expected to hold the first and second readings of the town's proposed 2011 budget at the Dec. 6 council meeting, with the third and final reading to take place sometime in mid-December.

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Blue Willow staff determined to carry on: Restaurateur Louis Van Dyke dies suddenly Thursday

The landmark Blue Willow Inn Restaurant will remain open, serving customers who often travel great distances to partake of the classically Southern cuisine, and continue the legacy of its founder, Louis Van Dyke, who died last week.

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The Oaks to host annual fundraiser

COVINGTON -- To call the Andy Bowman's 16th annual Christmas fundraiser a tournament doesn't do it justice. It is more of an event.

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Mom, son die in Thanksgiving eve crash

A mother and son died in a Thanksgiving eve crash Wednesday in Jasper County, according to the Georgia State Patrol.