News for Saturday, October 23, 2010


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Newton Poll - 10/23/10

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."Hello Newton County! Taxpaying citizen here. Just wondering why it is one must pass a drug screen to get a job but not to receive state benefits? Wouldn't that save so much money? Or create more benefits for those who really need/deserve it? I mean really ... if one can buy drugs, then they can certainly buy their own food, clothing and insurance. Just saying ... "

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Boutique offers free supplies for cancer patients

One of Kay Goff's first Hope Boutique clients kept a rolled up dish towel in her bra to conceal her missing breast, removed due to cancer. After Goff fitted her with a bra and a prosthetic breast, the woman dropped to her knees in front of the mirror.

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Covington to be featured on town tour

COVINGTON -- Downtown Covington has been selected as a destination on the 2011 Heart and Soul Bus Tour, an initiative of the Georgia Cities Foundation.

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Man arrested after shoplifting steak dinner from store

A man was arrested for shoplifting at Kroger on Ga. 20 after he was seen leaving the store without paying for several items. A loss prevention officer saw him stuffing a tenderloin steak, a ribeye steak, a bottle of A1 steak sauce and steak seasoning down his pants.

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Fun at Olde Town Fall Festival

Olde Town Conyers was buzzing with activity Saturday with the annual Fall Festival as organizers reported one of the best showings in years. The weather was perfect and everybody enjoyed a beautiful fall day for the event.