News for Friday, February 4, 2011


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Coming Sunday

Rockdale Medical Center presents the Red Hot and Healthy Luau and Fashion Show on Feb. 18.Open to the public, the event is designed to promote awareness of the importance of keeping the heart healthy.It features a luncheon and fashion show with "celebrity" participants, ranging from government officials to local business people.

Newton Poll - 02-05-11

"As it was with the Rockdale Citizen Poll for Jan. 29 so it seems to be with your poll for Jan. 29, a repeat of Jan. 22. Maybe enough people in either county can find enough to gripe about this week; so the editors had an easy time of it!"Editor's note: There was an error in posting the Citizen Poll online ... the correct polls are now posted.

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Severe Weather Week begins Monday

COVINGTON -- Newton County residents have already seen their fair share of severe weather this year, but there's always the possibility for more.

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Porterdale PD to form Explorer post

PORTERDALE -- Police Chief Geoff Jacobs and his officers are reaching out to young people through the establishment of a Police Explorers post sponsored by the department.

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Mathews hears from public about NCSS budget cuts

COVINGTON -- Newton County School System administrators got to hear from some members of the public in an open budget forum Thursday night.

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Small fire at East Newton Elementary causes minimum damage

Newton County Fire Service firefighters answered an early morning call from East Newton Elementary School Friday and found a small fire in an adult restroom on the first-grade hallway.

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Sharp middle schooler wins Newton County Spelling Bee

COVINGTON -- Courage Ogie knows he defied a stereotype on Friday morning.The Sharp Learning Center seventh-grader took first place in the Newton County Spelling Bee by correctly spelling the word "designate" for the win.

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Officer demoted, another resigns over fight

CONYERS — The three Conyers Police officers involved in last month's bar fight incident apparently did not actually hit anyone, but behaved in a way that Police Chief Gene Wilson called "an embarrassment" and had an adverse impact on the department's reputation.