News for Wednesday, April 14, 2010


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Cooking for a cause

The Covington Lions Club held its 38th Annual Chicken BBQ Wednesday and business was brisk.

BOE approves cuts to budget

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Board of Education has authorized the Newton County School System superintendent to make staff cuts to make up for an expected revenue shortfall of $9.7 million next school year and for educator contracts to not be extended until May 15.

Newborn backs rails to trails

NEWBORN -- The Newborn Town Council has passed a resolution in support of the controversial proposed rails to trails project.

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Sims to run for District 2 seat on BOC

COVINGTON -- Local business owner Lanier Sims knows what will be his first priority if elected to the District 2 Board of Commissioners seat: getting public input.

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911 dispatchers honored this week

COVINGTON -- Unseen and often under appreciated, 911 dispatchers are honored this week to remind residents of their importance.

Foam tray recycling program reduces need for collection

COVINGTON -- The Newton County School System is starting to see the financial benefits of its foam tray recycling that started last school year.