News for Friday, April 15, 2011

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Newton Poll - 04-16-11

I was calling about Darrell Huckaby's column in last Wednesday's paper. I couldn't agree with him more. I think he was right on the money. I think that it is pathetic that people running around boasting about what a nice guy he was after he done what he done. Just a cop killer. That's it. I couldn't agree with him more."

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Lifelong love of art: At 88, artist still has passion for her craft

COVINGTON -- Polly Forbes remembers well how she used to craft figures out of clay on the tobacco farm where she grew up. She was born with a passion and talent for art, it seems.

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Two teens charged in arson

COVINGTON -- Arson investigators with the Covington Fire Department have charged two teens in connection with an intentionally set blaze in a wooded area across the street from the Challenge Charter Academy on Geiger Street on Wednesday.

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Immigration reform heads to Deal's desk

COVINGTON -- Georgia lawmakers are cracking down on illegal immigrants, passing a bill similar to the controversial Arizona measure on Thursday, the last day of the legislative session.

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Former Georgia Sen. Douglas leads mock hearing

While state legislators sat in the Georgia Capitol arguing about pending legislation that would affect Georgians, students at Georgia Perimeter College in Covington were doing the same.

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NCSO Explorer Post #2010 earns excellence award

Members of the Newton County Sheriff's Office pose for a photo with NCSO Sheriff Ezell Brown (far left) and Post Leader Investigator Mark Joyner (far right). The group recently won the 2010 National Exploring Excellence Award, meeting eight out of 11 objectives necessary to earn the award. Those objectives included accomplishing scenarios that demonstrated vehicle pullovers, handcuffing techniques, fingerprinting, community service projects and community-oriented policing events. "It's a great accomplishment for these young men and women to achieve this award in such a short time," said Brown, adding that the post had been active just over a year. Brown said he wants to thank the community for donations made to the post, and especially General Mills which contributed $2,000 toward uniforms and equipment for the members.

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Immigration reform heads to Deal's desk

COVINGTON — Georgia lawmakers are cracking down on illegal immigrants, passing a bill similar to the controversial Arizona measure on Thursday, the last day of the legislative session.

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Coming Sunday

Newton County taxidermist Ray Knight recently mounted the head and shoulders of a roughly 3,000-pound longhorn steer with a rack 6 1/2 feet wide.

GPC wins big at Phi Theta Kappa ceremonies

Georgia Perimeter College enjoyed an impressive showing during two Phi Theta Kappa award ceremonies in March. Winners included a Conyers student attending the GPC Newton campus.

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