News for Thursday, September 16, 2010

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Newton Blotter - 09-17-10

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:* John Liss Allen, 41, 35 Pickett Bridge road, battery (Family Violence Act), probation violation.* Charles Alonzo Banks, 45, 148 Longstreet Circle, Oxford, transported to Pulaski Prison Pulaski refused inmate time to short.* Derrick Lashon Brown, 34, 10 Crestfield Circle, improper lane usage, obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers, fleeing or attempting to elude police officer, reckless conduct causing harm to or endanger the safety, tampering with evidence, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, traffic in cocaine, illegal drug or marijuana, reckless driving, aggravated assault on police officer, penalty for abandonment of dangerous drugs, poisons, or controlled substances.

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Hydrilla horrors: Invasive plant causes bird deaths at lake

There's a problem at Lake Varner. A big one.

Chamber seeks input on alcohol

The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is conducting a survey to determine whether its membership is supportive of liquor by the drink sales in unincorporated Newton County.

NCSO: Juvenile shot when he attacked adult

A 15-year-old juvenile is hospitalized after being shot by an adult Tuesday about 5 p.m., but the juvenile is the one facing charges, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

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Social Circle kicks off inaugural Junior Ambassador Program

The first members of the Better Hometown Junior Ambassador Program were introduced to the Social Circle City Council on Tuesday, kicking off the inaugural program.

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Three-car crash

Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies were going from one traffic emergency to another about 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Emory University launches mobile suite

Emory University has launched Emory Mobile, a collection of smart phone apps that gives device-toting students, staff, faculty and visitors the ability to navigate the Atlanta or Oxford campuses, browse event calendars, get the latest news, find contact information for people at Emory, identify a place to eat on campus and more.

GSU's College of Education to promote service learning in schools and communities

ATLANTA - Faculty from all six departments in Georgia State University's College of Education will be working together over the next three years to increase service learning throughout metro Atlanta.

Register now for October ACT

IOWA CITY, IOWA -- Registration is now open for the October 23, 2010 ACT achievement test.

Covington Lions awards scholarships

Earlier this year, Covington Lions presented Newton County high school students scholarships.

GSU's College of Education to promote service learning in schools and communities

ATLANTA – Faculty from all six departments in Georgia State University's College of Education will be working together over the next three years to increase service learning throughout metro Atlanta.

Newton Sex Offenders - 09-16-10

The following is a list of registered sex offenders living in Newton County as of September 14 according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office. For more information, go to the NCSO Web site at www.newtonsheriffga.org.Lee Atchison, 107 West Clark St., OxfordDarrell Ayers, 620 Riverfield LaneJames Bagley, 1608 Cornish Mountain RoadAnthony Baisden, Newton County Sheriff's OfficeFred Bates, 464 Bates Road

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