News for Friday, March 18, 2011


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Coming Sunday

Rockdale Special Olympics gives 220 special needs adults and children opportunities to participate in an array of sports activities.Special Olympics is free for the athletes but requires funds for equipment, uniforms and transportation.Special Olympics organizers are asking the community to come out and support the organization by attending the second annual Wine Tasting Dinner fundraiser on April 2 at 6 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Country Club in Conyers.

Newton Phone Poll - 03-19-11

"Thank you to all that turned out for the first meeting of Citizens for the Creation of the City of Pace. We will have a follow-up meeting and the public will be invited. Again thanks to the 84 that turned out to help us win our freedom from the BOC. For those interested in joining the city of Pace group their e-mail is Facebook page will be set up soon."

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Learning the ropes

Novice knitter Sydney Duren of Covington tries to master "casting on" as part of her knitting instruction at her class at Newton County Library on Tuesday afternoon.

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Newton population just shy of 100,000

COVINGTON -- Newton County's population fell just shy of the 100,000 mark, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week.

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Cotton makes changes to his command staff

COVINGTON -- Covington Police Department Chief Stacey Cotton has made some strategic changes in the positions filled by his command staff.

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Former Newton planner finalist for Rockdale job

CONYERS -- A former Newton County department head has been named a finalist by Rockdale County in the search for a planning director.

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Man accused of impersonating officer

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man accused of impersonating a police officer and are investigating allegations, according to NCSO spokesman Lt. Tyrone Oliver.

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Church in the Now to host grads

CONYERS -- Regardless of Church in the Now facing foreclosure, the Newton County School System still is planning to hold graduation ceremonies for its three high schools at the Conyers facility.