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Newton Blotter - 11-05-10

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:* Stantavious Nike Price, 31, 690 Navajo Trail, child support default.* Jeremy Scott Adair, 34, 11741 Brown Bridge Road, probation violation, child support default.* Jose Jesus Amaya, 29, 6225 Tara Blvd., Lot B20, Jonesboro, driving without license, open container, improper lane usage.* Ashley Nichole Anglin, 25, 120 White Birch Drive, probation violation.* Khasean Eugene Ayala, 19, 35 Rivercrest Lane, probation violation.* Tamara Nicole Beasley, 22, 205 Shenandoh Drive, probation violation.

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Making the move: Troy University relocates to downtown Covington

Students at Troy University will be attending class in a new location next week.

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City council looking at options for old building

The Oxford City Council is looking into several purchase offers on its old city hall and community center building located on Whatcoat Street.

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CPD says don't lie to police

If your mother ever reminded you, "Liars never prosper," the Covington Police Department is reiterating the warning by saying those who lie to them concerning a crime will go to jail.

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Cops: Child found walking down the road

A 3-year-old child was discovered wandering down the road near the intersection of Crowell Road and Ga. Highway 81 Wednesday about 11 p.m., according to the Porterdale Police Department.

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High achievement

Newton County Superior Court Judge Samuel Ozburn, left, swears in his son David Ozburn as a member of the State Bar of Georgia as David's wife, Ashley, holds the Bible.

IN BRIEF: GBI's child porn unit earns award

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's High Technology Investigations Unit has been presented with the 2010 Award for Excellence in Criminal Investigations from the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Veterans Day job fair set for Wednesday

The Georgia Department of Labor's DeKalb Career Center and the Beulah Baptist Church will co-sponsor a job fair for employers, veterans, and other job seekers in the area.

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Clayton names Academic Affairs head

Morrow -- Dr. Micheal Crafton, who has served as Clayton State University's Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs since Aug. 3, 2009, has accepted that same position on a permanent basis, Clayton State President Dr. Thomas J. "Tim" Hynes, Jr., announced this week.

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AHS to hold yard sale, Fall Festival

Alcovy High School has several events coming up this month.

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NCSS announces 2010 counselor and advocate award winners

The Newton County School System recently announced that Dr. Tina Daniel-Reasey and Jeff Meadors have been named the district's 2010 School Counselor and 2010 Advocate of the Year, respectively.

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Oxford looks to repurpose old city hall building

The Oxford City Council is looking into several purchase offers on its old city hall and community center building located on Whatcoat Street.Oxford College, attorney and former mayor W.D. Ballard and architectural firm Carter Watkins Architects have expressed interest in repurposing the building.See Friday's Newton Citizen for a complete article.

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CPD says don't lie to police

COVINGTON — If your mother ever reminded you, "Liars never prosper," the Covington Police Department is reiterating the warning by saying those who lie to them concerning a crime will go to jail.

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DNR: Never keep wildlife as pets

COVINGTON — While law enforcement unravels the mystery of how a baby could be attacked inside her home by raccoons, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources reminds residents that it is against the law in Georgia to keep any native wildlife species as a pet.

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Residents speak out on animal licensing

COVINGTON — About 20 residents attended the Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday night in a show of opposition for a proposal to require licensing of dogs and cats.

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Officials: Halloween weekend resulted in numerous arrests

COVINGTON — The Halloween weekend saw some partying to excess, requiring law enforcement to become involved.

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