News for Friday, March 4, 2011

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Have you ever considered joining the Peace Corps or are you interested in other cultures?Former Peace Corps volunteers Debbie Manget and Callie Manget Garcia will present, "One World, Many Stories: The Peace Corps Experience" on March 10 at 7 p.m. at the Nancy Guinn Memorial Library.

Newton Poll - 03-05-11

If it is in fact true that the Porterdale Volunteer Fire Department, specifically the fire chief, is currently under investigation by the city manager, mayor and city council ... why have we not heard about this in the newspaper. I truly hope the truth comes out in this matter."Editor's note: The city of Porterdale is looking into complaints against Fire Chief Ronald Savage. According to the city, the investigation is ongoing.

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Protecting pets: Vets oppose bill that would tax animal services

Pending legislation that proposes to add a tax to medical care for pets and other animals has many veterinarians howling.

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SPLOST may build Ag facility

Proponents of a $1.1 million agricultural center proposed by the Newton County Farm Bureau say there's plenty of demand for such a facility.

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Dad hopes to change website law

Newton County resident Randy Upton is hoping to change state law so that what happened to his 16-year-old daughter will never happen again without the perpetrator facing criminal charges.

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Airport Authority OKs lease for hangar

The newly appointed Covington Municipal Airport Authority approved a lease agreement with Standridge Color Corporation for a 5-acre tract of land at a called meeting Friday morning.

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Newton students celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday

Students in Newton County schools celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America Day this week with special events.

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Locals testify to keep film tax credits

COVINGTON -- Local Chamber of Commerce leaders joined representatives from production companies in urging state lawmakers to keep in place tax incentives for the film industry this week at the State Capitol.

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Newton students celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday

Students in Newton County schools celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America Day this week with special events. Above, kindergartners Gracie Kate Bates and Mackenzie Losch dressed up as American Girl Felicity and Fairy Barbie and took part in the storybook character parade at Fairview Theme School on Friday morning. For more photos, visit www.newtoncitizen.com.

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Three men charged in burned truck homicide

CONYERS — Murder and arson charges have been filed against three men suspected to be involved in the February homicide of a man found dead in a burned pick up truck.

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