News for Friday, July 1, 2011


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Cicada killers look more fierce than they are

COVINGTON -- Folks are reporting that they're seeing some varmints in Newton County that they've never seen before, but authorities say there's no need for concern.

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Twins celebrate 40 years of music at Camp Meeting

COVINGTON -- For twin sisters Becky Ramsey and Alice Walker, Salem Campground is home.

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The 183rd Salem Camp Meeting set to begin Friday

COVINGTON -- What congregants refer to as the "sweet, sweet spirit of Salem" is something you can't understand until you've experienced it.

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2 arrested in sexual assaults

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office made two arrests this week in connection with two separate reports of sexual assault.

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Bakers to be grand marshals

OXFORD -- Lifelong Newton County residents Melvin and Gussie Baker finally will get to participate in something they've been onlookers of for many years.

Newton Phone Poll - 07-02-11

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Chamber hears Oden on T-SPLOST

CONYERS — Chamber officials here are like a lot of local residents who are taking in all the information concerning the proposed 1 percent regional sales tax for transportation projects before making a stand on the issue.