News for Friday, August 5, 2011

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Coming Sunday

Father Luke Kot, a monk at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit, turned 100 this week. He is the last surviving member of the group of 20 monks who founded the monastery in 1944.

Newton Poll - 08-6-11

"Florida is the first state that is now going to require drug testing for welfare! Some people are crying this is unconstitutional. How is this unconstitutional? It's completely legal that every other working person had to pass a drug test in order to have a J-O-B that supports those on welfare!"

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Wrapped with care

Mary Clemons makes 30 turkey and cheese sandwiches Friday for lunch at the Newton County Senior Center at Turner Lake.

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Motorsports complexes outlawed in Newton

The Newton County Board of Commissioners has amended the zoning ordinance to specifically exclude tracks for motorsports from allowed uses under commercial outdoor recreation facilities.

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Covington Taco Bell employee, customer go to jail after confrontation

COVINGTON -- Things got a little out of control at the drive-thru window at Taco Bell restaurant Thursday evening when an employee slugged a customer who allegedly hurled racial epitaphs at her. Both women went to jail.

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Covington Council to hammer out sign ordinance

The city will hold a work session on a proposed sign ordinance at 6 p.m. Thursday at City Hall.

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Schools use caution on hot days

COVINGTON -- Temperatures spiked again just in time for students to return to school this week, and now school officials are trying to make sure they are safe while in their hands during the day.

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Norris-D'Ostroph Engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Norris of Conyers announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Brooke Norris of Conyers, to James Clark D'Ostroph of Columbus, Ga., son of Mr. and Mrs. Dylan Fiut of Macon and Mr. and Mrs. Richard D'Ostroph of Columbus.

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Smith 50th Anniversary

Gordon and Sarah Smith of Conyers celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 30 at their home surrounded by family and friends.

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Gibbs-Alread Engagement

Lawrence and Marian Gibbs of New Orleans, La., announce the engagement of their daughter, Hillary Elyse Gibbs of Athens, to Jonathan Edward Alread of Athens, son of John and Rebecca Alread of Conyers.

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