News for Friday, April 19, 2013

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National Weather Service confirms EF-2 tornado in Mansfield

Several homes in downtown Mansfield were destroyed Friday afternoon by an EF-2 tornado.

DeKalb man found guilty of murder by Newton jury

A Newton County jury found a DeKalb man guilty of murdering an Atlanta man in December 2009.

Woman carjacked at Conyers fast food drive-through

Conyers police are looking for a man who carjacked a woman's vehicle Thursday night.

Newton schools expect more funding

The Newton County School System expects increased tax collections that bettered its projections.

Covington Police seeks photos of 30 years of Fuzz Runs

The Covington Police is looking for photos of the first Fuzz Run held in 1984 and any others the public would care to share.

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School Crime Report for April 19, 2013

School Crime Report for April 19, 2013

Newton Citizen Poll for April 21, 2013

Newton Citizen Poll for April 21, 2013.

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National Weather Service confirms EF-2 tornado in Mansfield

Several homes in downtown Mansfield were destroyed Friday afternoon by an EF-2 tornado.

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Celebrating the Mother Earth

Earth Day is Monday.

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Covington-Newton County 911 dispatchers honored during Telecommunications Week

The week of April 14-20 has been designated as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week and the Covington-Newton County 911 dispatchers are being honored.

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Remembering the victims

Brian Burgoyne, vice president of loans with Newton Federal Bank on U.S. Highway 278 in Covington, lowers the American flag Tuesday shortly after President Barack Obama issued a proclamation ordering that flags be flown at half-staff in honor of those who died and were injured at the Boston Marathon on Monday.

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Ancient elm victim of spring storm

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Second suspect in Boston Marathon bombing in custody

Police captured a 19-year-old man on Friday night suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings with his older brother after a day-long manhunt using helicopters and heavily armed officers in a Boston suburb.

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National Weather Service confirms EF-2 tornado in Mansfield

Several homes in downtown Mansfield were destroyed Friday afternoon by an EF-2 tornado.

Woman carjacked at Conyers fast food drive-through

Conyers police are looking for a man who carjacked a woman's vehicle Thursday night.

DeKalb man found guilty of murder by Newton jury

A Newton County jury found a DeKalb man guilty of murdering an Atlanta man in December 2009.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Banana smoothie a healthy alternative to ice cream

Two things have been rising lately -- the daily pollen count and the outdoor temperatures. When the warmer weather arrives, there is nothing like having a cool drink for the hot and humid Georgia days.

Newton Citizen Poll for April 21, 2013

Newton Citizen Poll for April 21, 2013.

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Scrapbook: Huckaby chosen as Georgia’s Outstanding American History Teacher for 2013

The Georgia Society of The Colonial Dames of the 17th Century recently held their state conference in Macon and chose local educator Darrell Huckaby as Georgia’s Outstanding American History Teacher for 2013.

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Pope - Meredith Engagement

Joe and Jeanette Pope of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter, Ann-Marie Pope of Covington, to Jordan Meredith of Covington, son of Benji and Jeri Meredith of Covington.

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Lamb - Wyatt Engagement

Rusty and Katrina Lamb of Conyers announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Christian Lamb of Augusta, to Bryce Thompson Wyatt, son of Randy and Carol Wyatt of Warner Robins.

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One Boston bombing suspect dead, second at large

Police on Friday killed one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing during a shootout and mounted a house-to-house search for a second man in the suburb of Watertown after a bloody night of shooting and explosions in the city's streets.

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