News for Friday, June 24, 2011

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Andrew and Christina Norman recently established an heirloom vegetable farm in Newton County. Noring Farms specializes in heirloom tomatoes but at this time of year also has carrots, beets, radishes, squash, cucumbers and corn, as well as free range eggs and jellies and jams.

Newton Phone Poll - 06-25-11

According to the Southern Co. publicist, we are paying the millions of dollars in financing fees to build new nuclear plants. To me, this is illegal, but, since our Georgia Legislature made up a law that said we must pay, it would take a legal mind to prove it. However, it would be unfair and illegal if only Georgians were required to pay.

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'Y' why not dive in?

Javontae Stanford, 6, shows no hesitation as he leaps into the pool Friday at the Covington Family YMCA.

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County attorney fees down

COVINGTON -- Costs for legal services provided by County Attorney Tommy Craig's office total $205,326 for the first five months of 2011, some $300,000 less than they were for the same time period last year.

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NCSO IDs suspects at grow house

COVINGTON -- Two suspects arrested in the Newton County Sheriff's Office raid on a sophisticated marijuana grow operation have been identified.

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Finger will seek her second term on Porterdale council

PORTERDALE -- In seeking election to her second term as a City Council member, Linda Finger said she intends to keep a promise she made during her first campaign -- that she would never vote for a tax or rate increase.

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Local officials preparing for immigrant law

CONYERS -- Barring a federal court injunction, Georgia's new illegal immigration law will take effect July 1, and area law enforcement agencies say they are preparing to address any aspects of the law that will affect them.

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Busted taillight turns into drug arrest

CONYERS — A nonworking taillight and brake light caught the attention of a Rockdale County Sheriff's Office deputy last week and led to a traffic stop and two drug arrests.

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'Y' why not dive in?

Staff Photos: Erin Evans

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