News for Thursday, March 10, 2011


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Coming in East Metro Sunday

Most people would be hard pressed to remember who was in their first grade class, much less be friends with them 50 years later.But, that's exactly what a group of local women who were classmates in the 1960s have achieved.They call themselves The Palmer-Stone Girls -- 13 friends (give or take few) who attended Palmer-Stone Elementary School from first grade through eighth grade.

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Citizen eNewsletter now available

You can now get all the news, sports and event roundups from the Newton Citizen sent directly to your inbox every morning with Citizen eNewsletter.

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Ozburn receives state award

Superior Court Judge Samuel D. Ozburn of Covington received one of the 12th annual Justice Robert Benham Awards for Community Service, which were presented Feb. 15.

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Young bloods

Eighth-grader Taylor Bechtler, left, from the Montessori School of Covington, worked hard this year organizing a blood drive for the American Red Cross.

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Details short on the District 4 SPLOST projects

Editor's Note: This story is part of a multi-part series on projects that will be funded if SPLOST 2011 is approved by voters in the March 15 Special Election. The SPLOST is expected to generate $57.6 million over a six-year collection period.

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Mathews warns of cuts to state, federal programs

Newton County School System Superintendent Gary Mathews said more cuts may come to the system's prekindergarten and special education programs next school year.

DeKalb Tech Names Semi-Finalists for GOAL Award

Clarkston -- Seven DeKalb Technical College students are selected as the college's semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL.

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GPC students show Ficquett students how to care for teeth

Students in Mary Bishop's first-grade class at Ficquett Elementary School recently got a visit from Georgia Perimeter College Dental Hygiene students, who taught them about proper tooth care, nutrition, plaque, the tools a dentist uses and the importance of a healthy mouth.

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EHS chorus students go to Savannah

Eastside High School had nine chorus students attend the 2011 Georgia Music Educators Association All State Chorus this year -- the most in school history.

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Newton unemployment rate increases

Unemployment numbers are in for January, and it's not good news for Newton County.

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Women's Club hosts annual croquet tourney

CONYERS — The Georgia Heartland Women's Club is inviting the public to play "a game of all ages" while helping out local charities.