News for Thursday, April 28, 2011


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Newton Blotter - 04-29-11

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:* Stephen Christopher Adams, 48, 3222 Henderson Mill Road, Atlanta, child support default calculated through 02/28/2011 ($2,299.20).* Antuwon Allen, 30, 240 Childs Drive, Atlanta, probation violation.* Aaron K. Amancio, 18, 188 Fieldstone Lane, possession & use of drug related objects, possession of marijuana-misdemeanor.

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Taking back unwanted drugs

Covington Police Department Lt. Al Miller tosses several bottles of outdated prescriptions into the bin which will be used Saturday to collect unwanted prescription drugs from citizens.

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Chamber offering free paper shredding

COVINGTON -- Residents who want to dispose of documents in a safe way can do so at the fourth annual Shred Day sponsored by the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce and Newton Federal Bank.

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Church heads targeted in lawsuit

COVINGTON -- Control of Mount Zion Baptist Church has been a long-running battle in the church's history, based on testimony heard this week during a bench trial before Newton County Superior Court Judge Samuel Ozburn.

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NCSS: No budget surprises coming

COVINGTON -- Officials at the Newton County School System aren't expecting any surprises this week when state budget allocations for next school year are released.

DTC tech programs get accreditation

Clarkston -- The air conditioning technology, commercial refrigeration and building automation systems training programs at DeKalb Technical College in Clarkston,...

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Students awarded laptops

On April 19 seven Newton County high school students were awarded laptop computers for winning the state High School High Tech Computer Competition.

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AHS senior awarded scholarship

Alcovy High School senior Arie Smith recently was named as one of the 1,000 students for the Gates Millennium Scholars for the GMS Class of 2011.

U.S. Department of Education announces Green Ribbon Program to advance sustainable schools

The U.S. Department of Education announced recently the creation of the Green Ribbon Schools program, which will recognize schools that have taken great strides in greening their curricula, buildings, school grounds and overall building operations.

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Storm pounds Newborn

NEWBORN -- A severe storm pounded the town of Newborn early Thursday morning, damaging homes, downing trees and blocking access to the town. Photo slide show inside