News for Thursday, February 24, 2011


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Coming in East Metro Sunday

Citizen photographer Lee Depkin used his last roll of Kodachrome film, no longer in production, to capture images of sites in Rockdale and Newton counties.

Newton Blotter - 02-25-11

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:* Hadiza Ali, 65, 80 Rosemoore Drive, battery (Family Violence Act).* David Laure Barnes, 53, 35 Hazel St., Porterdale, court sentenced to serve 46 hours.* Quavis Javone Benford, 31, 8104 Sterling Lake Drive, contempt order.* Lederrick O'Neal Blackwell, 23, 375 Cowan Road, possession, manufacturing, distributing, etc. of controlled substance.

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SHINING STARS: NCSS, Kiwanis honor students, teachers

Three Newton County students had stars in their eyes this week.

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Volunteer gets award for service

Mary Arnwine is the recipient of the third annual Pat Patrick Big Heart Award for her many hours of volunteer work and community service.

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Little Mr. and Miss Newton crowned

Four-year-old Will Norton and Emma Dooley, 5, were crowned Little Mr. and Miss Newton County Saturday night.

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3 stolen vehicles located; aggressive driver arrested

The Newton County Sheriff's Office has recovered three stolen automobiles in the last few days.

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SPLOST would expand judicial center

The Newton County Judicial Center was slated to be at full capacity in 2013, but it's already there. A $7 million expansion to be funded through SPLOST revenues will alleviate crowding at the building, which is "bursting at the seams," according to Chairman Kathy Morgan.