News for Monday, June 20, 2011

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Kicking up their heels

Participants in the Social Circle Theater camp will showcase their talents in a performance Friday, singing songs from various Broadway musicals.

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Kennel Club speaks up on pit bull ban

PORTERDALE -- Representatives of the Conyers Kennel Club urged City Council members last week to target irresponsible dog owners rather than a specific breed of dog.

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Oxford to host 2035 meeting

OXFORD -- Oxford City Hall will be the setting of the Northeast Georgia Regional Planning Commission meeting for a new 2035 plan for the region.

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Newborn water rates going up

NEWBORN -- The town of Newborn is increasing water rates due to rising costs of wholesale water purchases from Newton County.

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Salem Road Walmart to open early 2012

COVINGTON -- Walmart at Salem and Brown Bridge roads is scheduled to open in spring of 2012, according to a spokesman.

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Rockdale employees fall victim to debit card fraud

CONYERS -- At least six county employees who are customers of Georgia United Credit Union were victims of fraud in the past couple of weeks, although a credit union official said the situation was not isolated to Georgia United.

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Oxford to host 2035 planning meeting

OXFORD -- Oxford City Hall will be the setting of the Northeast Georgia Regional Planning Commission meeting for a new 2035 plan for the region.

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No tax increase for county residents

Commissioners reached a unanimous consensus Monday night to keep the millage rate at 10.91. The board gave favor to a compromised budget presented by Chairman Kathy Morgan, in lieu of adopting the rollback rate or proposals by Commissioners Tim Fleming and Nancy Schulz. Keep checking www.newtoncitizen.com for updates.

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