News for Friday, September 17, 2010

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Newton Poll - 09-18-10

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 poll@newtoncitizen.com. Please remember that the Citizen Poll is not a forum for comments either for or in opposition to candidates seeking elective office."Here's a novel idea. If the Lincoln Navigator is now part of the city of Covington's fleet of vehicles, why don't they put a city logo on it? Shouldn't all their vehicles be easily identified?""No Pork Chop, you are not providing 'comical relief.'"

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Crowning moment

Newton High School crowned its 2010 king and queen Friday night during the game against Northview High School at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Mathews seeks new principal evaluation

Newton County School System Superintendent Gary Mathews wants the school board to approve a new plan that is meant to increase student achievement and more effective teaching by implementing a new principal evaluation.

Early voting begins Monday

Early voting for the November general election begins Monday at the Board of Elections office located in the Newton County Administration Building at 1113 Usher St., Suite 103.

NCSO/DEA take back medicines

If you've ever wondered what you're supposed to do with old prescription medications you are no longer taking, the Newton County Sheriffs Office has a solution for you.

NCSO: Man robbed of cash, clothing

A 58-year-old man was robbed of his cash and his pants Monday night, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

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Jury finds man guilty in dice game murder

A Newton County Superior Court jury found 20-year-old Jamaal Pridgett guilty this week on all 16 felony counts against him in connection with a murder and shooting that took place at a dice game nearly two years ago.

One suspect pleads guilty in robbery

One of the men accused of killing a Newton County woman while fleeing the scene of an armed robbery and eluding authorities has pleaded guilty to all associated charges except for murder.

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DTC Students Join Local Bank in PB&J Food Drive

DeKalb Technical College's Emergency Medical Systems class recently collected food for Newton County food banks, when they raised more than 1,000 pounds of peanut butter and jelly in two weeks. Pictured are Thomas Kephart, Community Executive-Bank of North Georgia, center left, and Vince Johnson, DeKalb Tech EMS Instructor, center right, with other EMS students.

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Dooley visits Piedmont students, staff

Prior to Piedmont Academy's football game Friday against the Briarwood Buccaneers in Warrenton, fans from both schools had the opportunity to attend a book signing with former University of Georgia football coach and athletic director Vince Dooley, who was invited to Briarwood by a parent of the school. Coach Dooley is the author and co-author to several books including his latest, "Vince Dooley's Garden: A Horticultural Journey of a Football Coach." Dooley also flipped the coin for the team captains; Piedmont won the toss but deferred to the second half, when they won the game 62-32. Pictured are Samantha Ramsdell, Mary Ashlynn Dennis, Nina Blackshear, Justin Wilson, Dylan Collins, Coach Rhett Farmer, Coach Dooley, Jakey Dunagan and Willy Roberts.

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DTC Students Join Local Bank in PB&J Food Drive

DeKalb Technical College's Emergency Medical Systems class recently collected food for Newton County food banks, when they raised more than 1,000 pounds of peanut butter and jelly in two weeks. Pictured are Thomas Kephart, Community Executive-Bank of North Georgia, center left, and Vince Johnson, DeKalb Tech EMS Instructor, center right, with other EMS students.

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