News for Friday, September 3, 2010


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Newton Poll - 09/04/2010

"In reference to the person concerned about his/her credit score being of interest to potential employers: Credit scores tell a lot about a person. If you don't care enough to keep your own finances in check, you might be the sort of person who would be willing to take what I have worked hard for in order to get yourself out of the hole you have dug for yourself. Most creditors will accept nominal payments if you cannot pay the full amount. My mantra is 'If you can't pay for it, save until you can.' Money is not the root of all evil ... credit is."

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Rootin' for the Dawgs!

Wal-Mart employee Joan Pollar organizes one of the many aisles filled with UGA items that the store has for sale in preparation for the upcoming football season. In addition to clothes and home items, the store also sells body stickers, koozies and even socks and shoes with UGA symbols on them.

5 invade home in early a.m.

COVINGTON -- Residents of a Windridge Drive home were startled awake in the early morning hours Thursday by five masked people who had forcibly entered their home to rob them, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Sams says resigning was tough

COVINGTON -- Former Newton High School Principal Roderick Sams said he didn't take the decision of resigning earlier this week lightly.

City pays $40,000 for plan, training

COVINGTON -- The cost for the city of Covington to establish a strategic plan and for leadership training for staff and officials totals more than $40,000 thus far.

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Dead oak trees to be removed in Porterdale

PORTERDALE -- About a dozen oak trees along the Ga. Highway 81 right of way in Porterdale will have to come down due to disease, Public Works Director Robert Witcher told the City Council last week.

Mayors give updates on railroad, other issues

OXFORD -- Local mayors met Friday at Oxford City Hall to update each other on various projects and issues facing their governments.