News for Friday, July 8, 2011


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Conyers officer arrested in Porterdale suspended without pay

A Conyers Police Department officer who was charged in Porterdale with DUI and subsequently pleaded guilty to reckless driving was suspended by the department for 80 hours without pay.

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Group hosts homebuyer workshop

Educational workshops for first-time homebuyers or those looking to invest again after a foreclosure have proven popular among Newton and Rockdale County residents and are continuing under the sponsorship of Family Community Housing Association Inc.

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Veal-DeRoche Engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Mark D. Veal of Rockdale announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Carol Veal, to Daniel Joseph DeRoche, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. DeRoche of Gainesville.

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Scarborough-Zenko Engagement

Elaine Dawn Goodman of Monticello announces the engagement of her daughter, Samantha Nicole Scarborough, to James Edward Zenko of Conyers.

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Anders-Cuffie Engagement

Mrs. Flora Willams Anders and Mr. Darrell Anders of Conyers announce the engagement of their daughter, Syeeta Danielle Anders, to John Alexander Cuffie, son of Mr. and Mrs. John and Gwendolyn Cuffie of Oxford.

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Ombudsman picks Newton sites

COVINGTON -- The two Newton County sites for the privatized alternative education program for students have been finalized.

Newton Blotter - 07-08-11

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:* Angus Aberdeen, 21, 86 Kirkland Road, contempt of court.* Quintarus Antonio Aikens, 26, 10160 Allen Drive, probation violation.* Jesse Floyd Anderson, 24, 3019 Union Road, Stockbridge, theft by taking.* Franklin Demane Barrington, 21, 34 Alcovy Station, aggravated assault (Family Violence Act), battery (Family Violence Act).

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Weekend family fights keep CPD busy

COVINGTON — Covington police officers were kept busy over the Fourth of July holiday weekend primarily with a series of family fights.

Newton Phone Poll - 07-09-11

The Newton Citizen Poll is a compilation of opinions submitted by readers. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Citizen newspapers. If you agree or disagree with something you read here, you may respond by e-mailing Please remember that the Citizen Poll is not a forum for comments either for or in opposition to candidates seeking elective office.

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Library system cuts undecided

COVINGTON — The director and Board of Trustees of the Newton County Library System are still contemplating how to reduce expenses following budget cuts by both the state and local governments.