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Newton Poll - 11-06-10

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."I found the comment in the 10-30 Citizen Poll thanking voters for 'Obamacare' interesting since the supposed new insurance conditions this person is facing couldn't be true. Not due to the new health care laws, anyhow. Funny, it came in the edition of the paper just before the mid-term elections. Coincidence? I think not. Oh, by the way, you're welcome. Health care reform is why I voted for Obama. If he will go farther with it, I'll probably vote for him again!"

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Young hunter

Getting up at 5 a.m. on a recent Saturday was no problem for 11-year-old Caroline Davis, who was headed to the deer stand with her dad.

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Ms. Senior Newton County pageant

Freddie Hixson was recently crowned Ms. Senior Newton County during the 2010 Ms. Senior Newton County Pageant.

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Historical ties: Oxford asks BOE to keep Palmer Stone in city of origin

The Oxford City Council is hoping to keep the name Palmer Stone in the community of its origin.

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Council OKs first reading of ordinances

The Covington City Council approved the first reading of several ordinances at its Monday night meeting, including one that regulates the buying and selling of gems and precious metals.

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Porterdale OKs Veterans Day as paid holiday

City employees in Porterdale will have Thursday off as a paid holiday following a vote by the City Council on Monday night.

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NCSO receives $300K grant to hire 2 deputies

The Newton County Sheriff's Office has received a more than $300,000 grant to hire two additional deputies, Sheriff Ezell Brown announced this week.

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Expert: Turn clocks back, check smoke alarms

If it seems like it's too dark when you wake up in the morning, daylight will come earlier next week. This Sunday at 2 a.m. will signal the end of daylight saving time and residents are reminded to move their clocks back one hour, thus returning to Eastern Standard Time.

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Oxford asks NCSS for 'Palmer Stone'

OXFORD -- The Oxford City Council is hoping to keep the name Palmer Stone in the community of its origin. The council members have developed a resolution asking the Newton County Board of Education to allow the name Palmer Stone to remain associated with the location of the elementary school in Oxford. The school board plans to discuss at its 7 p.m. work session Tuesday moving the name "Palmer Stone Elementary School" to the new elementary school being built on Airport Road near Ga. Highway 142. See Saturday's Newton Citizen for a complete article.

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