News for Monday, November 16, 2009

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NCSS Superintendent: BOE selects state group for search

The Newton County Board of Education announced Friday that it has selected the Georgia School Boards Association to conduct the search for a new superintendent of the Newton County School System.

Resident's tip leads to two arrests

The combination of an alert resident and fast-acting deputies was enough to put a crimp in the plans of two alleged burglars Wednesday. According to Newton County Sheriff's Office spokesman Cpl. Anthony Washington, a resident of Old Covered Bridge subdivision observed a truck parked in front of a vacant house on Salai Point and she thought the behavior of the two men in the truck was suspicious.

Cupboards bare at area food pantries

Workers with area food pantries say they are looking at a lot of bare shelves right now and they are hopeful community generosity will fill them in time for the holidays and beyond.