News for Thursday, September 23, 2010


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Newton Blotter - 09-24-10

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:* Brandon Scott Allen, 21, 253 Georgia Ave., Winder, probation violation.* Samuel Reshrod Anderson, 20, 4620 Bristol Drive, Conyers, probation violation.* John Hugh Baggett III, 25, 45 Secret Gardens, Social Circle, bond revoked.* Ashley Iman Bates, 17, 70 Sable Circle, theft by shoplifting.* Jenny Renee Burton, 32, 102 Jack Neely Road, battery (Family Violence Act).* Lorenzo Carr Jr., 38, 100 Lakeview Trail, parole violation, false imprisonment, battery (Family Violence Act), cruelty to children.

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Heritage Hills Annivesary Couples

Four couples, all members of Heritage Hills Baptist Church in Conyers, recently celebrated their anniversaries together on Sept. 3.

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Specialized space: Crews to start building Newton career academy

COVINGTON -- Soon, construction of the building for the Newton College & Career Academy will be under way.

Pretrial hearings begin in Andrew Nichols murder case

COVINGTON -- Security was increased at the Newton County Judicial Center on Thursday when pretrial motions and hearings were under way for four defendants charged in connection with the December murder of Andrew Nichols.

County OKs resurfacing, light bids

COVINGTON -- County commissioners approved Tuesday night bids for two road projects that are being funded with federal stimulus dollars.

Porterdale looks to divide tax due dates

PORTERDALE -- The City Council unanimously approved the first and second readings of an ordinance Monday night that would provide for two billing installments for city property tax bills.

RCA students to assist with child seat check

CONYERS -- Even the best parents might not have their children's safety seats installed correctly in their vehicles. And this weekend, you can get your work double checked for free.

Burn ban will be lifted Oct. 1

COVINGTON -- A burn ban imposed since spring will be lifted for 54 Georgia counties, including Rockdale and Newton, on Oct. 1.

Rotary to showcase old cars

COVINGTON -- The Rotary Club of Covington will showcase cars from yesteryear at its 18th annual Cars of the Past Covington Car Show from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3.