News for Friday, May 6, 2011


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Coming Sunday

Caring for a newborn is a full time job, but imagine tending to two, three or even four at the same time. It's not easy, say Mothers of Multiples members. The group is designed to offer maternal support to those raising twins, triplets and quadruplets.

Newton Phone Poll - 05-07-11

"Let's have a poll right here, right now. Let's have a vote on the new name of the new SPLOST Newton County Agricultural Center? What are some of the name choices? How about the Mort Ewing 'P-P-P-Porky Pig Center.' Politicians love to see their name forever associated with a project. How about 'Mort's Pork-a-Rama' or you've been 'Porked By Mort' or 'Mort's Pork Palace.'"

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Celebrating seniors

Ida Davis and Jean Shipman show their enthusiasm during the Chairman/Mayor's Walk to celebrate Older Americans Month. Photo slide show inside

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After vying for top spot, Eastside students ready for life after high school

Although Eastside High School seniors Kim Waters and Melissa Greer have been competing for the top student spot since sixth grade, it's been a friendly competition.

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Montessori students continue grants

Several Newton County organizations will continue to provide important services to the community, thanks to some help from the Montessori School of Covington.

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Burn ban lifted for victims of storms

Residents who still have debris-filled yards as a result of the April 28 storms now have another option for disposing of it.

Social Circle Council begins planning for 2013 SPLOST

Public safety is a top priority for Social Circle officials who are beginning to set priorities for a future sales tax referendum.

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Bank robbery suspect tied to 2005 Covington bank robbery

The man arrested in connection with Thursday's armed robbery of a local SunTrust Bank branch was homeless and had a long criminal record, including a similar robbery in Covington in 2005.

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GSP: Officer not given preferential treatment

The decision to allow a Conyers Police officer charged with DUI to plead guilty to a lesser charge was not based on preferential treatment on the part of the arresting officer, according to Lt. Paul Cosper with the Georgia State Patrol.

Coming in East Metro Sunday

Rockdale resident Donna Byers wants to lend her gardening expertise to those interested in growing crops but who need some guidance.