News for Thursday, September 30, 2010


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Newton Blotter - 10/01/10

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:* Thurman Lewis Aikens, 43, 45 Springlake Terrace, probation violation, child support default.* Jenelle Angelina Anderson, 25, 6132 Ruth St., battery (Family Violence Act), cruelty to children.* Ashley Nichole Anglin, 25, 120 White Birch Drive, probation violation.* Joel Godwin Baker, 18, Lithonia, probation violation.* Dennis Allen Barnes, 43, 253 Sidney Lanier Drive, Oxford, probation violation.

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Community wages fight on cancer

CONYERS -- Pink will edge out fall colors this month as local businesses, volunteers and others bring attention to the fight for breast cancer cure and prevention during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

$100 million in SPLOST requests

COVINGTON -- The county is wading through more than $100 million in requests for the 2011 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax -- and those are just the projects that have a cost estimate attached.

New city hall proposal ruffles council feathers

COVINGTON -- Not all City Council members are pleased that the city of Covington's SPLOST wish list submitted to the county included a $3 million city hall.

Social Circle to host job fair in historic district Oct. 8

COVINGTON -- They call it "Georgia's greatest little town," and to prove it, folks in Social Circle say they are planning a big event for Oct. 8.

BOE candidate to meet voters

COVINGTON -- Residents are invited to join Shakila Henderson-Baker, a candidate for the District 3 Board of Education seat, on the first three Mondays in October between 6 and 7 p.m. for Coffee & Conversation at the Washington Street Community Center.

Learning Center schedules play

COVINGTON -- The Learning Center is offering families the chance to spend a couple of hours of quality time together while enjoying a live theater experience that will tickle the funny bones of young and old alike.

OUR VIEW: Blushing to help save lives

Notice something different about the Citizen today?October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Citizen hopes to do its part to help raise awareness by publishing today's newspaper on pink newsprint and asking our readers to "Read Pink." To help in the awareness campaign, a portion of the proceeds from today's paper will be donated to three local organizations that support breast cancer research, treatment and prevention -- the Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation, Newton Medical Auxiliary/Hope Boutique and LifePoint Community Foundation/Rockdale Medical Center.

National park foundation unveils North Cascades electronic field trip

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, is inviting schools across the country to experience the effects of climate change firsthand through an exploration of Washington state's North Cascades National Park in an innovative new Electronic Field Trip on Wednesday, Oct. 13.

Sixteen George Walton Academy Students Earn AP Scholar Awards

Sixteen students at George Walton Academy have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.

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Local completes basic training

WEST POINT, N.Y. - Cadet Zachary John Bowers, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bowers of Covington, completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy.

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Piedmont student wins prize from school

Piedmont kindergarten student Chase Tillman's name was pulled earlier this week to win a razor scooter as being a student who had turned in a booklet from School Mall. Tillman, the son of Steve and Renee Tillman of Monticello, was so excited he won a prize. Proceeds from the program will help benefit the school's aquarium and outdoor fish pond. He is pictured with Headmaster Tony Tanner and his mom.

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Covington's early childhood class

Recently, 5 year old Hunter Hawkins and 4 year old Lake Hawkins enjoyed play time in the Montesorri School of Covington's early childhood class.

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Covington's early childhood class

Recently, 5 year old Hunter Hawkins and 4 year old Lake Hawkins enjoyed play time in the Montesorri School of Covington's early childhood class.