News for Wednesday, April 21, 2010


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Ready for Relay: Annual cancer-fighting event to be held Friday

COVINGTON -- Newton County's Relay for Life benefiting the American Cancer Society will take place Friday at The Church at Covington located at 11975 Ga. Highway 142 in Oxford, and organizers are asking the community to come out for support.

Strategic plan price questioned

COVINGTON -- Facilitators of Covington's three-year strategic plan have proposed a $30,000 price tag for follow-up meetings with elected officials and the city's planning team, but some council members say that's too high.

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SSEMC helps to celebrate Earth Day

COVINGTON -- Earth Day is being celebrated today around the globe and many Newton Countians will be a part of it. The designated day began 40 years ago as a way to inspire awareness and appreciation for the environment.

Drag strip rezoning withdrawn, may come back

SOCIAL CIRCLE -- A proposed drag strip in Social Circle is off the table, at least for now.The Social Circle City Council unanimously accepted Tuesday a request by land owner Donnie Clack to withdraw his rezoning petition without prejudice.

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Shredding for security

Business was brisk for Shred Day, an event co-sponsored by Newton Federal Bank and The Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce Wednesday.