News for Monday, November 23, 2009


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Man charged with setting fire to parents' house

COVINGTON -- A Neely Hammonds Road resident has been arrested and charged after he allegedly set his bedroom on fire inside his parents' home.

Monticello man lead deputies on wild chase

COVINGTON -- A Monticello man was taken into custody early Saturday morning after he allegedly led Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies on a high-speed chase that ended in a collision with a tree and a foot-chase through woods.

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Chairman responds to Henderson letter

COVINGTON -- Board of Commissioners Chairman Kathy Morgan is denying Commissioner J.C. Henderson's recent claims that the county operates under a double standard on community projects and said that his attempts to cut off federal funding to the county could have far-reaching consequences.

Liberty gets $95,000 tech grant

The Newton County School System recently announced that the school, which opened this year, was awarded a $95,000 Construction Related Equipment Grant from the Georgia Department of Education. It was a non-competitive grant for which the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education department applied.

Porterdale budget up for vote

PORTERDALE -- City Council members heard the first and second readings of the city's 2010 budget ordinance at a called meeting Thursday night.

Social Circle mulls joining 'One Walton'

SOCIAL CIRCLE -- The Social Circle City Council is considering contributing $5,000 to participate in a county-wide marketing campaign.