News for Wednesday, April 28, 2010


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'Dance to the Music'

Victoria Johnson of the Covington Regional Ballet rehearses in preparation for this weekend's performance, "Dance to the Music," presented by The Arts Association of Newton County.

NRCS announces Project WINGS

COVINGTON -- District Conservationist Dennis Brooks of the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service has announced the NRCS will be accepting applications for Project WINGS (Wildlife Incentives for Non-game and Game Species) from May 15 through July 15.

16 businesses cited for selling alcohol to minors

CONYERS -- A total of 16 local restaurants and businesses were recently cited for selling alcohol to an underage patron.

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Community packs Alcovy auditorium for BOE meeting

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Board of Education typically has a handful of residents visit its monthly meetings in the 95-seat board room on Newton Drive.

Lunsford eyes seat in Senate

COVINGTON -- Now that state Sen. John Douglas has decided not to seek re-election and instead run for a seat on the Georgia Public Service Commission, two Republicans have stepped in to vie for the open Senate seat.

Officials buy water monitor

COVINGTON -- Newton County officials are choosing to be safe rather than sorry by agreeing to purchase equipment to monitor total organic carbon levels in Cornish Creek Reservoir.

Program offers help to victims

COVINGTON -- Crime victims are protected by the law, but many may not know they can take steps to protect themselves against violent acts before they happen.

CPD to get new bulletproof vests

COVINGTON -- Officers with the Covington Police Department will receive new bulletproof vests, to be paid for out of forfeited drug money.