News for Wednesday, November 4, 2009


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From the heart: Students volunteer as part of Others Day

Some students were thinking about others this week.As part of Woodlee's Christian Academy's annual Others Day, students wearing Others Day T-shirts and ready to work visited several Newton, Rockdale and surrounding county organizations to perform some needed tasks Wednesday morning.

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CPD: Bank robbed, 2 suspects captured

A Covington bank robbery Wednesday morning ended with an unusual result -- the two culprits were caught and the money recovered, according to the Covington Police Department.

Crowell Rd. reopened temporarily

Crowell Road was expected to reopen Wednesday afternoon after six weeks of being closed due to flood damage.

Community supports park plan

Commissioners heard an encouraging report from residents of Fairview Estates on Tuesday night regarding the county's proposal to buy foreclosed properties and build a park in their neighborhood.

Rotary Club ready to help the needy

With Christmas just a few short weeks away, the Rotary Club of Covington is once again gearing up to help needy children in the Newton County community through its annual Empty Stocking Fund drive.