News for Monday, January 31, 2011

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Decorative arts

Oxford resident Isabel Moore works with a backdrop of colorful paints as she prepares a piece of ceramic for painting at the senior center at the Turner Lake Complex on Monday morning.

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SPLOST will benefit parks, Miracle Field

COVINGTON -- Local parks in need of improvement and a baseball field for special-needs children will get a total $2.5 million boost if voters approve SPLOST 2011.

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Newton ends year with 11.9% unemployment

COVINGTON -- Newton County ended 2010 with an unemployment rate of 11.9 percent. The rate is lower than it was a year ago, but still higher than the state and national averages.

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Man charged with DUI, finds himself in strange surroundings at jail

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at barbara.knowles@newtoncitizen.com.

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Atkins Foundation plans Walk With Angels benefit March 5

CONYERS -- The Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation is asking the community to walk 8 miles to raise funds and increase understanding of the journey faced by those fighting cancer.

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Oxford Lions Club delivers toys to DFACS

Oxford Lions Club member Richard Henderson prepares toys for delivery to the Department of Family and Children Services.

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Covington Elkadettes and Elks support local school children

The Covington Elkadettes and Elks ordered and distributed approximately 3,000 dictionaries for third-graders in Newton County Elementary Schools.

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Military News - 02-02-11

News on the following: Xavier A. Carter, Randy P. Bray, Shacura K. Wright, Amanda L. DePue, Stacey E. Wilburn

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Newton school board to decide on new school name in March

COVINGTON -- Parents, students and staff moving to the new elementary school on Airport Road next school year won't know until at least March what the school will be named.

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Newton ends 2010 with 11.9 percent unemployment rate

Newton County ended 2010 with an unemployment rate of 11.9 percent.

Military News - 02-01-11

News on the following: Ivan Turyshin and Zachary John Bowers

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Military News - 01-31-11

News on the following: Daniel W. Thompson, Tianna S. Sims, Kip A. Ramsey, Eunice A. Jackson, Andrew G. Benjamin

Newton Poll - 01-29-11

"I think our Newton County Fire Department personnel do an outstanding job. It hurts me to hear our that county firefighters are quitting because they are paid a sub-standard salary compared to other departments, and state and federal employees. They can go to work for the city of Covington and be make better pay starting off, and be making twice as much as a Newton County employee is in a few years."

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Board to decide on school name in March

COVINGTON — Parents, students and staff moving to the new elementary school on Airport Road next school year won't know until at least March what the school will be named.

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