News for Friday, January 21, 2011

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Barbara Manning

Barbara Manning of Covington, GA went to be with the Lord, Thursday January 20, 2011 at her residence surrounded by her family at the age of 71. She was born ...

Newton Poll - 01-22-2011

"I hope that everyone will educate themselves about who they are voting for in all future elections in Newton County. At current the Board of Commissioners in Newton County is made of a group of self-serving individuals. They spend money on ridiculous projects as if it's no big deal. It's obvious we need a whole new group in when elections roll around. If you don't agree you are keeping your eyes and ears closed to the facts. Mort Ewing is probably the worst commissioner to ever serve, but he apparently has those in his district fooled as he keeps getting reelected for some unknown reason."

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Coming in Sunday's Citizen:

Lisa Cook of Conyers is determined to keep hammering away at cures for cancer by participating, for the 18th time, in the Rockdale County Relay for Life, a fund raiser for the American Cancer Society. Read the complete story in Sunday's Citizen.

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Girl Scout cookies make yearly return

COVINGTON -- It's everybody's favorite time of year -- Girl Scout cookie sales are in full swing.

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50 pounds of pot confiscated from grow house

COVINGTON -- The Covington/Newton County Special Investigations Unit shut down an active, indoor "grow" house late Thursday afternoon, confiscating 50 pounds of fresh marijuana plants.

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Blessed dreams: Church keeps youth program thriving after 30 years

COVINGTON -- Bethlehem Baptist Church has strong ties to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Social Circle praises employees for storm work

SOCIAL CIRCLE -- Social Circle public works and public safety employees received a pat on the back from city officials for their efforts in keeping local roads and bridges clear during last week's snow and ice storm.

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Country Strong: Hannah Thomas blazes ahead in music career

Newton County resident Hannah Thomas turns 21 this year, but there's a good chance 2011 will be memorable for so much more.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Fried apple pie is Southern comfort food

Nothing says Southern comfort food like a fried apple pie, especially if it is homemade.

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RICH: Watching the wonder of nature

One morning when I went for a run, the good Lord blessed me with such a joy, though simple that it was.

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BOOK REVIEW: 'Willow' offers a gentle look at making friends with a sourpuss

But what if someone is a grouch? What if no other kid wants to befriend the grump? In the new book "Willow and the Snow Day Dance" by Denise Brennan-Nelson, illustrated by Cyd Moore, you'll see what happens when you make friends with a sourpuss.

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2011 WCR Officers Sworn in

The Metro East Chapter of the Women's Council of Realtors recently swore in its officers.

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Holt pays for driveway clearing

COVINGTON -- State Rep. Doug Holt, R-Social Circle, has paid for the cost of county public works to clear his driveway during the recent ice storm.

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Covington reducing PCA on electric bills

COVINGTON -- City of Covington electricity customers will see a lower power cost adjustment on their utility bills beginning next month. That could translate to lower bills for some, depending on usage.

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Coming Sunday in East Metro:

Covington's own singer/songwriter Hannah Thomas will embark on an East Coast tour next month, with stops in New York, Boston and Philadelphia, to support her new country music album. Read her story in Sunday's Citizen.

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Watson-Laney Engagement

Fred and Bonny Watson of Conyers announce the engagement of their daughter, Bethany Sarah Watson of London, England, to Philip Lowman Laney of London, England, son of Ross and Elaine Laney of Cocking, West Sussex, England.

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Jeremiah Mote arrival

Jeremiah Mote was born on Dec. 16 at Newton Medical Center, weighing 9 pounds, 4 ounces and measuring 20 inches long.

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Dooley-Johnson Engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Dooley of Conyers announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashlie Marie Dooley, to Heath Scott Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Johnson of Covington.

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Caitlynn Mote Birthday

Caitlynn Mote will celebrate her fourth birthday on Jan. 24.

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Coming in Sunday's Citizen:

Some of Lisa Cook's friends and family have survived cancer. Others have succumbed to the disease.

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Newton nudges out rival

Even though he's shorter, Newton's Derrick Henry (15), at 6 feet, 2 inches, was able to take the shot over a much taller Rockdale player Deshaun Sunderhaus (34), who's 6 feet, 9 inches, in Wednesday's matchup of top-10 schools.

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