News for Thursday, September 9, 2010


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Newton Blotter - 09-10-10

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:* Brent Lee Abbott, 24, 45 Ivy, sentence to served 24 hours.* James Gerald Aikens II, 20, 10 East Palmetto St., Porterdale, criminal damage to property in the second degree (Family Violence Act).* Darius Jermal Armour, 18, 2625 Rock Chapel Road, Lithonia, court sentence revoked 60 days in Newton County Jail.* Latonya Meshawn Avery, 18, 10152 Jefferson Village, contempt of court.

Tease photo

Say cheese!

Livingston Elementary School fifth-grader Jamarien Baker was all smiles for Lifetouch photographer Lindsey Ayers, who was taking school pictures on Thursday morning.

City votes to terminate Dixie Jet contract

COVINGTON -- The Covington City Council voted Wednesday to terminate the contract with Dixie Jet Services, the fixed base operator at the Covington Municipal Airport, a move that will cost more than $325,000 and bring all airport operations under the control of the city.

Board accepts grants

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office has received a $43,053 grant that will be used to purchase equipment for the Sheriff's Office.

NCSS to use more technology

COVINGTON -- Newton County students are getting more opportunities to use technology during the school day -- and it's not because they'll be allowed to text on their cell phones during class now.

Council to address parking

COVINGTON -- The drafting of an ordinance to address parking of commercial vehicles in residential areas within the city of Covington is continuing.