News for Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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Celebrating the daffodil

The Giwayen Mata African Drum Troupe performed on Wednesday afternoon at Georgia Perimeter College.

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City to change airport name

COVINGTON -- City officials informally agreed Monday night to change the name of Covington Municipal Airport.

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Education foundation awards first grants

COVINGTON -- Several Newton County teachers will be able to complete special projects this year.

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County could get four roundabouts

County commissioners gave their support of a proposal from the Georgia Department of Transportation to construct roundabouts at four intersections.

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NCSO: Covington man arrested in 'Innocent Justice' sweep

COVINGTON -- Search warrants were served across the state Tuesday in a coordinated effort by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and other law enforcement agencies to round up those involved in the child porn trade.

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SIU serves search warrant; makes 2 drug arrests

COVINGTON -- The Covington/Newton County Special Investigations Unit recently made two drug-related arrests at a residence at 230 Oak Hill Drive.

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Lakemper gets life without parole

COVINGTON — A jury of 10 women and two men fixed punishment for convicted murderer Cobey Wade Lakemper as life without the possibility of parole.

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NCSO: Covington man arrested in 'Innocent Justice' sweep

COVINGTON — Search warrants were served across the state Tuesday in a coordinated effort by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and other law enforcement agencies to round up those involved in the child porn trade.

Newton Blotter - 04-08-11

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:

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Music bridged cultures for serviceman

CONYERS — Robert "Bob" Astalos fell in love with music at the impressionable age of 7 listening to the Big Band sounds of Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller. The clarinet and saxophone were his weapons of choice.

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