News for Tuesday, May 10, 2011


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Alcovy Val, Sal to go to Georgia

COVINGTON -- Alcovy High School seniors Tara Bishop and Heather Steckenrider have a lot in common.

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Food help available to victims

COVINGTON -- Newton County storm victims who suffered damage to their homes and loss of food supplies may qualify for a special food stamp program, according to Rachel Taylor, director of the Newton County Department of Family and Children's Services.

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Porterdale eyes alcohol referendum

PORTERDALE -- A referendum on package sales of beer and wine was a topic of discussion for City Council members again last week.

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New Newton choral group hosts concert

COVINGTON -- Sisters Jodi Walden and Aubrey Evans both participated in Oxford Singing Children and Oxford Youth Singers throughout elementary, middle and high school, an experience they cherished.

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Man arrested after obscene pics displayed

COVINGTON -- Covington police arrested a 42-year-old man at Dunkin' Donuts in Newton Plaza around 10 p.m. Saturday after a complaint that he was displaying obscene material on his laptop computer while in the restaurant.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- May 11, 2011

Newton Your Next Best Friend

Health Reports - 05-10-11

EDITOR'S NOTE: Restaurant health inspection reports published in the Citizen newspapers include only the restaurant's name, address, score, date of inspection and previous score. This is due to the length of violations included in the reports. Readers who would like to know more about a restaurant's score may go online at to read any violations recorded in the report.