News for Friday, October 29, 2010


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Newton Poll - 10/30/10

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."Thank you President Obama and everyone who voted him in office. Due to Obamacare and increased regulations on health insurance, not only are our premiums going up by 40 percent but we also have been told we must change our doctors who we have had for 20 years. In addition, our health savings account can no longer be used to pay for all medical costs. And I thought we lived in a free country where consumers could choose what was best for their family."

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Looking the part

Director Deana Graham of Covington First Presbyterian Church's Early Learning Center leads the costume parade Friday morning as students, siblings and parents joined in the fun of participating in the Halloween celebration.

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Shelter behind on payments

Representatives with the Covington Housing Authority plan to meet with the board of directors of Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter toward the end of the year to renegotiate the terms of their lease.

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NCSO: Boy brings pellet gun to school

An Oak Hill Elementary School fourth-grader has been referred to law enforcement and could be suspended from school after bringing an air soft pellet gun to school on Thursday morning.

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Officials continue to hear SPLOST requests

County commissioners have a lot of work ahead of them as they set about deciding which projects should be on the 2011 SPLOST ballot, and little time to do it.

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Meth bust closes school, Olde Town

CONYERS -- Conyers Police discovered a truck carrying methamphetamine and a large amount of materials used to make the drug Friday morning during a routine traffic stop in front of Pine Street Elementary School and closed down portions of Olde Town Conyers.

Fourth grader found with pellet gun at school

An Oak Hill Elementary School fourth grader has been referred to law enforcement and could be suspended from school after bringing an air soft pellet gun to school on Thursday morning. About 8:30 a.m. Thursday, School administrators removed the student from class after another student reported seeing the pellet gun, according to Sherri Davis Viniard, director of Public Relations for the Newton County School System, who commented on the incident Thursday evening.

Anniversary Gifts By Year

What do you get for a couple celebrating their 1st anniversary? 12th anniversary? 25th anniversary? 60th anniversary?Find the answers here.

Anniversary Facts & Trivia

In early times a man would present his wife with a silver wreath on their 25th anniversary and a golden one on the 50th anniversary. Hence arose silver and golden wedding anniversaries.

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Dispain 50th Anniversary

Hollis and Evelyn Dispain recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.