News for Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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Green space

Robert Phillips of the Georgia Wildlife Federation points out a Tupelo gum tree that is located in the wetland area at the Alcovy Conservation Center near the federation offices on Hazelbrand Road.

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NCSO nabs 1 suspect in robbery

Newton County Sheriff's Department deputies were able to catch one of the suspects they believe is responsible for the armed robbery of Bailey's Food Pride on Salem Road on Friday morning. They are still searching for the second suspect.

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Authorities: Student's face slashed

A 13-year-old female middle school student faces charges of aggravated assault after she cut a male classmate's face the last day of school as the two were getting off the bus.

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Learning center promotes literacy

The Learning Center has been encouraging kids to "leap into books" for nearly a decade. Now, the nonprofit agency focused on early childhood literacy is helping bring imagination to life by producing a musical based on the children's book "Go, Dog. Go!"

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Farm girl helped on the homefront as a Navy WAVE

Ona Lester joined the WAVES, the U.S. Navy's Women's Reserve, in 1943 after a co-worker did so. Lester, who grew up on a chicken and turkey farm in Minnesota, said she believed she had as good a chance as anyone to be accepted.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- June 01, 2011

Newton Your Next Best Friend

DNR urges boaters to follow rules this summer

COVINGTON — With the start of the summer boating season, state and national agencies are encouraging those who plan to be on the water to take a few minutes and think about safety.

Authorities: Student's face slashed

COVINGTON — A 13-year-old female middle school student faces charges of aggravated assault after she cut a male classmate's face the last day of school as the two were getting off the bus.

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