News for Monday, December 14, 2009

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Several object to new airport rates

COVINGTON -- Aviators who use Covington Municipal Airport are raising objections to new ground lease rates and terms of lease that are being implemented by fixed base operator Dixie Jet Services Inc.

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Santa's helpers

Staff Photo: Erin EvansMembers of the Newton County Senior Services Center are helping out Santa this week as they sort and wrap Christmas gifts for children under the care of Newton County Family and Children's services and assemble food boxes for the Newton County Community Food Pantry. Here, Agnes Frederick and Rockie Butts have an assembly-line system for the gifts they are sorting.

Teen, 16, shoots stepfather

COVINGTON -- A 29-year-old Magnolia Heights man was shot in the back of his head by his teenage stepson about 3:30 a.m. Saturday, according to the Covington Police Department.

Porterdale votes to add extra paid holiday

PORTERDALE -- The City Council went against a trend of asking government employees to take unpaid holidays at last week's meeting on Dec. 7, voting unanimously to add a paid holiday to current employee benefits.

Walton gets award for equipment

SOCIAL CIRCLE -- The Development Authority of Walton County has received a $500,000 Edge Award from the OneGeorgia Authority to purchase machinery and equipment for a new General Mills regional distribution center, Gov. Sonny Perdue's press office announced this week.

Relay for Life seeks cookbook recipes

COVINGTON -- The American Cancer Society of Newton County is collecting recipes for its second Relay for Life Cookbook, "Cooking for a Cure." The organization is asking any interested cooks to share their most delicious recipes for the book which is set to be available in February.

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Santa's helpers

Staff Photo: Erin Evans

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