News for Tuesday, October 12, 2010


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Chairman, commissioner recognized

Newton County Board of Commissioners Chairman Kathy Morgan and District 3 Commissioner Nancy Schulz, center, were recently recognized by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia for completing the organization's Certified Commissioners Advanced Program.

Police seeking stabber

COVINGTON -- Newton County Sheriff's Office investigators are seeking a suspect in connection with a stabbing that occurred Thursday.

Octoberfest kicks off Thursday

COVINGTON -- There's a lot going on in downtown Covington this October.

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Rescheduled mammogram meant early detection for Covington woman

CONYERS -- A missed mammogram appointment was turned around for the better in Lura Whitaker's fight against breast cancer.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- Oct. 12, 2010

Newton Your Next Best Friend

Yellow River Jam set for Saturday

PORTERDALE -- Porterdale will be jammin' this weekend. The fourth annual Yellow River Jam takes place from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Porterdale Depot in the downtown district.The free event will feature musical entertainment, more than 20 arts and crafts and food vendors and activities such as pony rides, a clown, face painting and a moonwalk for kids.See Wednesday's Newton Citizen for a complete article.

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Scary stuff

Newton County Fire Service Fire Safety Educator Lt. Cydnie Taylor, standing, prepares Jamie Moore's second-grade class and Amy Hampton's first-grade class at Providence Christian School on Byrd Road in Oxford to find their way out of a smoke-filled bedroom. The scene was simulated in the fire service's educational trailer, which is used at schools, churches and civic organizations throughout Newton County to educate youngsters about the dangers of fire. Last week was Fire Prevention Week nationwide, but Taylor said Newton County does its part to sponsor education events throughout the year. To learn how to book an event, go to or call Taylor at 678-625-5025.

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Cruising for Careers: Car show to benefit RCA student programs

CONYERS — Rockdale Career Academy hopes to bring more notoriety to its student programs with a communitywide activity.