News for Thursday, May 5, 2011


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Hawkins 60th Anniversary

Alvin and Martha Hawkins of Covington celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on April 28.

Newton Blotter - 05-06-11

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:* Dexter Nobert Nolley, 46, 3109 Perry Allen St., court sentenced.* Erica Jane Ozburn, 24, 772 Autumn Meadows Drive, Loganville, sentenced to serve 39 hours.* Gregory Scott Phillips, 29, 3559 Salem Road, simple assault (Family Violence Act), harassing phone calls, disorderly conduct, following too closely, DUI.

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Fun in the sun: Fairview Community Park opens

For all the predictions about how important the new Fairview Community Park will be to the neighborhood of Fairview Estates and all the words of praise to those involved that were spoken at the dedication on Wednesday, none could compare to the actions of one little girl.

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Officials ask for financial aid from city

Both the Newton County Recreation Commission and the Newton County Library Board of Trustees have reached out to the city of Covington for financial help in the face of a budget crisis.

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Board nixes awning

The Newton College & Career Academy will be a functional building next year, but it won't have all of the bells and whistles it might have in a better economy.

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Organization seeks funds for trip to DC

Honor Flight Conyers offers aging veterans of World War II a chance to visit memorials honoring their service and sacrifice. The group is seeking help from the east metro community to get the first flight off the ground.

Clayton State Graduate Studies to hold open house

MORROW -- The Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies will hold its next monthly Graduate Open House from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday in room 101 of the University's Harry S. Downs Center on the main campus in Morrow.

Local student receives award for volunteer services

Tiffani Alexander of Covington, a member of the Rockdale County 4-H organization and a home schooled eighth-grader...

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Former Newton top teacher dies

Bill Aiken, Newton County School System's 2002 Teacher of the Year, passed away last week.

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Piedmont celebrates grandparents

Piedmont Academy recently opened its doors for grandparents and other guests for a special day.

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Students pay it forward with Others Day

Students in grades K3 through 11th grades from Woodlee's Christian Academy in Covington recently went out into the community for Others Day for a multitude of community service volunteer activities.