News for Friday, January 28, 2011

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Pages of progress: School wins books in nationwide contest

Students at Fairview Theme School soon will have a lot more reading material.

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Porterdale OKs outside revelry

Patrons in Porterdale can enjoy outside dining and entertainment, but they must go in by 11 p.m., based on a newly passed amendment to the city's ordinances.

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Faith and food: Solid Rock's Wild Game Supper makes a return

He is a celebrity to man and fish alike.

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BOE paid appraised land value

The Newton County School System paid the appraised value for land to build a replacement for Newton High School, documents show.

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Melvin Baker wins R.O. Arnold Award

Dr. Melvin O'Neal Baker is the 2011 recipient of the R.O. Arnold Award.

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Authorities offer reward in robbery

A reward of up to $5,000 is offered for information leading to the arrests and convictions of three masked men who held up a pawn shop at gunpoint Thursday and stole more than 30 firearms.

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Secretary of State shows support for small businesses at meeting

Secretary of State Brian Kemp said he's got firsthand knowledge of how important small business owners are to the state's economy and how tough things are for them right now.

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Kemp shows support for small business at Chamber dinner

Secretary of State Brian Kemp said he's got firsthand knowledge of how important small business owners are to the state's economy and how tough things are for them right now.

Newton Blotter - 01-28-11

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:

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