News for Friday, February 18, 2011

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Newton Poll - 02-19-11

he 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 poll@newtoncitizen.com. Please remember that the Citizen Poll is not a forum for comments either for or in opposition to candidates seeking elective office."Another Whoops happened, me thinks. The Rockdale Citizen Phone Poll for 02-12-11 was posted today but the latest Newton Citizen phone poll still remains at 02-05-11. Whazz-up?"Editor's note: The oversight has been corrected.

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A chili night

Covington Lions Club member Betty Standard, above, shops for the ingredients to be used for the club's 10th annual Chili Supper.

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Board to meet for budget cuts

The Newton County Board of Education will meet with school system officials Friday for a daylong planning meeting to discuss budget reductions of up to $9 million for next school year.

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Planted trees honor locals for Arbor Day

Three mighty oaks whose community influence continues to bear fruit were remembered Friday during the Arbor Day celebration hosted by the city of Covington, Newton County and the Covington Tree Preservation Board at Turner Lake Complex.

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Farmers' market coming to Porterdale

The city of Porterdale will soon have its very own farmers' market.

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Signs posted illegally

Covington was papered with signs by an unknown culprit during the last day or two urging residents to "Google Skydiving in Georgia."

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Officials investigating cause of brush fires that shut down I-20

Officials have not determined what caused the brush fires that shut down part of Interstate 20 during rush hour traffic Thursday evening.

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NCFS continues battling brush fires

Brush fires have been in the news this week, and Newton County has experienced its share, according to the Newton County Fire Service.

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Farmers' market coming to Porterdale

PORTERDALE — The city of Porterdale will soon have its very own farmers' market.

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