News for Friday, March 25, 2011


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Newton Phone Poll - 03-26-11

"To the person who is concerned with the Glover trucks coming out of DeKalb County - they happen to be hauling in gravel that is creating a new landfill, that is being constructed at the old landfill. This is being done to accommodate all of the garbage that occurs in Newton County."

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Pied for a good cause

Porterdale Elementary School students and staff members participated in a pie-throwing contest on Friday afternoon to raise money for Relay for Life. Students donated a dollar to throw a pie in a teacher's face. Pictured is first-grader Hector Nava hitting fifth-grade teacher Debora Ondracek in the face with a whipped cream pie. The popular event raised more than $1,000.

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CPD offers help to slain cop's family

The Covington Police Department is encouraging residents to make a donation to the Buddy Christian Memorial Fund. Christian was the Athens-Clarke County police officer who was shot and killed Tuesday while attempting to apprehend a robbery suspect. Another officer, Tony Howard, was shot in the face and upper body and is recovering from his wounds.

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Council to drop vacant property registration

The City Council told landlords Thursday night that it would give up on a proposed ordinance that would have required property owners to register vacant properties.

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Airplane maker still looking at Covington

A light sport aircraft maker is still scoping out land at Covington Municipal Airport for a manufacturing plant, City Manager Steve Horton recently told the City Council.

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Burn ban put in effect across state

The Georgia Forestry Commission has announced a statewide ban on outdoor burning until further notice.

'Longevity Project' offers sound advice to living a long, healthy life

When you reflect on the years you've lived, you're content. Sure, there have been times when everything seemed lower than a worm's belly but, overall, you've been blessed by friends, family and happiness.