News for Thursday, March 17, 2011

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Coming in East Metro Sunday

Citizen photographer Erin Evan captures the emergence of spring with an images page of budding flowers and busy insects.

Newton Blotter - 03-18-11

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:* Robert Allen Parris, 40, 772 Old Conyers Road, Stockbridge, contempt of court.* Byron Jerrell Peters, 20, 716 N. Broad St., Monroe, hold for Walton County.* Jamal Senoia Price, 24, 67 Cowan Road, Lot 65, disorderly conduct.* Ricardo Kenroy Rattary, 34, 1312 Gross Lake Parkway, driving without a license, speeding.

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Testimony begins in 2005 murder trial

After more than a week devoted to jury selection, the murder trial for Cobey Wade Lakemper got under way Wednesday in the courtroom of Newton County Superior Court Judge Samuel Ozburn.

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Weather station may shut down

If you want to know how much rain fell in Newton County on a particularly wet day, or how the temperature varies from this time last year, or what the soil temperature is at 2 inches versus 8 inches, there's an easy way to do it.

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Oxford starts cancer fundraiser

Students and staff at Oxford College decorated the campus with underwear Thursday.

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Newton's population falls shy of 100,000

Newton County's population is 99,958, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau Thursday.

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Cops: Man found beaten in parking lot

Detectives with the Covington Police Department are investigating the beating and apparent robbery of a man during the early morning hours Thursday.

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Board chooses Flint Hill as new school name

Newton County's 14th elementary school finally has a name -- Flint Hill Elementary School.

Newton Phone Poll - 03-19-11

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 poll@newtoncitizen.com. 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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Newton's population falls shy of 100,000

Newton County's population is 99,958, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau Thursday.

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