News for Friday, September 10, 2010


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Newton Poll - 09-11-10

"Hello there Newton County! Pork Chop here. You know what ticks me off? The two infants in last week's Citizen Poll complaining about Pork Chop. What's wrong -- are we teething? Mommy took the passy, shut up! I'm just providing comical relief for everyone, so now I will continue to write just to tick you off."

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It was a perfect September afternoon to dedicate the 53-acre Denny Dobbs Park, located off Ga. Highway 212, across from Oak Hill Elementary School. Here, the man of the hour Denny Dobbs, left, chats with Newton County Commissioner Mort Ewing and Georgia House Rep. Bob Lane, R-Statesboro, who was the guest speaker for the event.

Porterdale police chief resigns

Police Chief Wayne Digby said Friday afternoon he has tendered his resignation to the City Council, effective Oct. 15, citing issues with an employment contract offered by the city.

Councilman complaint goes to GBI

A complaint filed by a Porterdale resident against a City Council member has been turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Nancy Naya filed a complaint with the Newton County Sheriff's Office Aug. 30 claiming that Councilman Robert Foxworth threatened her at the Aug. 26 City Council work session. Naya referred in her complaint to newspaper accounts of the incident.

Tethering animals law upgraded

Newton County's animal control ordinance has been updated to include regulations on the manner in which dogs may be tethered.