News for Monday, April 19, 2010

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Used book sale

Oxford resident Sandi Dennis looks through books for sale Monday at the giant book sale sponsored by Friends of the Newton County Library System. The sale continues through Friday at Newton County Library on Floyd street. The hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. Only cash and checks will be accepted. Book prices range from 50 cents each or five for $1 for paperbacks and $1.50 each or four for $5 for hardcover books.

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Making progress

After being delayed most of the winter due to cold temperatures and rain, construction crews are making progress on the building of the new Oxford City Hall building on West Clark Street. The new building will house the community center, City Hall administrative offices and the police station. The estimated $1.6 million project is expected to be complete by late summer. The Oxford City Hall administrative offices are temporarily being housed at the city building at the corner of Emory and Whatcoat streets.

NCSS cuts jobs, middle school sports

COVINGTON -- Newton County School System officials are preparing to make severe cuts, including the elimination of at least 165 positions and the entire middle school athletic program, to offset an anticipated $9.7 million budget deficit next school year.

Schulz to host first fireside chat of '10

COVINGTON -- District 3 Commissioner Nancy Schulz will host her first fireside chat of 2010 at 7 p.m. April 29 at The Oaks Course, located at 11240 Brown Bridge Road. The topic up for discussion will be priorities for the fiscal year 2011 budget.

Welcome set for incoming school head

COVINGTON -- The Newton County community will have a chance to meet the incoming school superintendent before he begins his first day on the job.

Qualifying for county district seats a week away

COVINGTON -- Those considering throwing their hats in the ring this election season have until next week to make up their minds.

ON THE BEAT: Police called in to hunt for Nike sneaker stealer

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at barbara.knowles@newtoncitizen.com.

Schulz to host first fireside chat of '10

COVINGTON — District 3 Commissioner Nancy Schulz will host her first fireside chat of 2010 at 7 p.m. April 29 at The Oaks Course, located at 11240 Brown Bridge Road. The topic up for discussion will be priorities for the fiscal year 2011 budget.

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