News for Thursday, April 15, 2010


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Harnessing the sun

Roberto Toledo with Hannah Solar works to install solar panels atop the roof of The Center on Washington Street on Thursday.

NCSS puts final marks on calendar

COVINGTON -- Officials at the Newton County School System have decided on a school calendar for next school year -- but it's not finalized yet.

City to look at its alcohol ordinance

COVINGTON -- The City Council will take another look at its alcohol ordinance following an application for a liquor license by someone who had a DUI conviction 18 years ago.

Georgia author to visit GPC campus

COVINGTON -- An award-winning Georgia author is making a special visit to Georgia Perimeter College's Newton Campus next week.

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Just another Tax Day

The panic to get to the post office isn't what it used to be, as apparently extended hours are no longer needed for last-minute tax filers.

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Concentrating on the cup

Johnny Presley concentrates on his putting while his teammates, left to right, Joe Pittman, Tommy Hailey and Jud Hall look on Thursday at the Covington-Newton Chamber of Commerce 16th Annual Golf Tournament held at The Oaks Course.

Newton Blotter - 04/16/2010

* Keith Eric Blackstock, 29, 9319 Settlers Grove Road, hold for probation.* Michael Dewight Brakhage, 31, 621 Greenleaf Road, Conyers, obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers, probation violation, battery (Family Violence Act), cruelty to children (Family Violence Act).* Jessie Dean Bridges, 47, 2205 Morningside Drive, trafficking marijuana.

Health and Wellness Expo targets Newton, Rockdale seniors

The Rockdale-Newton Senior Provider Network is giving senior citizens a jam-packed day of education and fun with its annual Health and Wellness Expo on April 30.