News for Thursday, February 3, 2011

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If a loved one died tomorrow, would you know exactly what kind of funeral he wants and where to find important documents such as a will or insurance papers?Conyers resident Terrie Ferrell has written a primer detailing what every adult should have in order in case of his death. She hopes the book will inspire people to prepare their last wishes and lessen the emotional burden on loved ones left behind.

Newton Blotter - 02-04-11

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:* Albert Lee Belcher Jr., 25, 15 Otelia Lane, probation violation.* Iesha Shy-Cole Bozeman, 19, 75 Gum Creek Landing, battery (Family Violence Act), cruelty to children 3rd degree (Family Violence Act).* William Edwin Branham, 24, Covington, probation violation, bench warrant.

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SPLOST will fund new northern fire station

COVINGTON -- Fire Chief Mike Satterfield is explaining the need for a new fire station in north Newton when the call comes in.

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Bridgestone won't get tax refund

COVINGTON -- Newton County will not refund more than $100,000 in taxes to Bridgestone Sports USA.

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2 more arrested in connection with robbery

COVINGTON -- Newton County Sheriff's Office investigators have made two additional arrests in connection with an armed robbery Monday evening on Sunflower Lane.

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Slow going for early voting

Early voting for the March 15 special election featuring the SPLOST referendum has been under way since Tuesday, but only a handful of ballots have been cast, according to workers at the Newton County Board of Elections office

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Newton school board sets meeting schedule

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Board of Education recently adopted its 2011 meeting schedule.

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GWA to hold winter musical

Students from George Walton Academy will present its winter musical soon.

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Snapping Shoals EMC accepting applications

Snapping Shoals EMC is accepting applications from area high school sophomores and juniors to compete for an all-expense-paid spot on the2011 Washington Youth Tour.

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Piedmont students attend tech fair

Several students from Piedmont Academy recently participated in the 2011 Oconee RESA Technology Fair held at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville.

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Bridgestone won't get tax refund

COVINGTON — Newton County will not refund more than $100,000 in taxes to Bridgestone Sports USA.

BBB: Don't pay for free advice on scholarships for college

Millions of people depend on grants and scholarships to pay for college.

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