News for Thursday, April 7, 2011


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Newton Blotter - 04-08-11

* Jeremy Scott Adair, 35, 11741 Brown Bridge Road, probation violation.* Richard Lee Autry, 22, 60 Spring Court, Newborn, possession of methamphetamine, hunting from a public road, hunting deer at night, burglary.* Latonya Meshawn Avery, 19, 6112 Pine Glen Circle, contempt of court, probation violation.* James Lee Bell, 45, 95 Kellogg St., Mansfield, contempt of court, probation violation.* William Dan Bowen Jr., 28, 15 Haynes Creek Circle, Oxford, theft by shoplifting.* Carl Donnell Boyd Jr., 20, 90 Cape Fox Circle, Aiken, SC, court sentenced.

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A place of his own

Perry Goss, left, and his brother-in-law Leslie Bishop remove the door of a two-room playhouse they have built to fulfill the wish of a 7-year-old Americus boy.

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City to apply for 3rd round of NSP funds

Commissioners agreed Tuesday night to allow the city of Covington to apply for $1.085 million in Neighborhood Stabilization Program funding allocated to the county.

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CPD cop arrested

The Covington Police Department issued a statement Thursday night involving the arrest of one of their detectives. Charges were brought by the Newton County Sheriff's Office and involve a domestic violence incident on Wednesday night.

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Alcovy selects Top 10 students

Alcovy High School has announced its Top 10 for the Class of 2011.

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RCSO seeks help to ID man found dead in woods

The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office is asking the public's help in identifying a man found dead in the woods last December.

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Women honored during history month

Newton County Senior Services hosted the 2011 Pearls of Wisdom Luncheon recently in honor Women's History Month.

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Two arrested in car arson

The Covington Fire Department has completed their investigation and two suspects have been arrested in connection with a January arson incident.

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DTC, Troy to hold college fair

Two local post-secondary institutions will team up this month up to present a special event for students.

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County could lose road money

The county is in jeopardy of losing state funding for resurfacing of 14 roads, Chairman Kathy Morgan told commissioners Tuesday night.

Oxford to hold accepted student events in April

Accepted students to Oxford College and their parents are invited to attend one of the Spring for Oxford events...

Georgia Virtual School Registration Now Open

ATLANTA -- Registration for Georgia Virtual School, the online grades six through 12 program offered by the Georgia Department of Education, is now open to all public school students for the Summer 2011, Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 semesters.

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.

Clayton State graduate studies next open house soon

MORROW -- The Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies will hold its next monthly Graduate Open House on Tuesday.

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Eastside academic team wins state championship

Eastside High School's Academic Team recently won the State Championship...

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GPC visits with Alcovy students

GPC's early college dual enrollment team recently worked with students in grades nine through 11 at Alcovy High School's annual Elective Fair.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- Apr. 06, 2011

Newton Your Next Best Friend

Newton Poll - 04-09-11

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.

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Arrest made in January vehicle arson

COVINGTON — The Covington Fire Department has completed their investigation and two suspects have been arrested in connection with a January arson incident.