News for Thursday, April 14, 2011


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Coming in East Metro Sunday

Local educator, Citizen columnist and humorist Darrell Huckaby and his wife Lisa Huckaby have just published a book of some of their favorite recipes, "Second Helpings: The Southern Eatin' Cookbook."From Southern fried chicken to pizza casserole, the book is filled with dishes that anyone can make with basic ingredients found in the household.See the East Metro Sunday page for book signing times, dates and locations.

Newton Blotter - 04-15-11

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:* Kamesha Kayata Neal, 18, 8151 Taylor St., DUI, driving without a license, improper lane usage.* Shawn Thomas O'Keefe, 27, 85 Church St., Apt. B, DUI, improper lane usage, open container.

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Next stop: New buses

COVINGTON -- The Newton County School System is planning to purchase a few new buses with some special state funding.

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Suspect nabbed in Game Star armed robbery

COVINGTON -- Detectives with the Covington Police Department have identified a suspect in the armed robbery of the U.S. Highway 278 location of Game Star in March.

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Week set aside to honor 911 workers

COVINGTON -- The Covington-Newton County 911 Communications Center is celebrating National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. The week of April 10-16 has been set aside to honor telecommunications professionals who aid in providing 911 emergency assistance to citizens across the U.S.

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Local Earth Day celebration planned for children April 23

COVINGTON -- It's never too early to start learning about taking care of Mother Earth.

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Newton economic stress decreases

Newton is no longer one of the most economically stressed counties in the nation, according to the Associated Press Economic Stress Index.

Register now for June ACT

IOWA CITY, IOWA -- Registration is now open for the June 11, 2011 ACT, an achievement test and college entrance exam.

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School raises money for Relay for Life

East Newton Elementary Students are digging deep in their pockets for their bus driver Peggy Fuller, who drives bus 21-19.

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JROTC students participate in awards ceremony

The annual awards ceremony for JROTC cadets on the east side of Atlanta was held on March 24 at the Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge No. 6.

Newton Poll - 04-16-11

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 Please remember that the Citizen Poll is not a forum for comments either for or in opposition to candidates seeking elective office.