News for Friday, April 30, 2010


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Newton Poll - 05/01/2010

Newton County is already about 20 years behind in their special education services in the school system. The system is graduating young adults who have zero job skills, zero life skills, and zero chance of finding or holding a job. I noticed that the superintendent chose to further cut special education services, by eliminating teachers and parapros, and left the gifted program untouched."

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Hero on the water: Local man helps with oil rig rescue

CONYERS -- Covington resident Jon Fritz said the heat from the oil rig fire in the Gulf of Mexico was unbelievable even as he and his crew aboard a transport boat searched the surrounding waters for survivors.

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May designated as Senior Citizens Month

Newton County Commission Chairman Kathy Morgan (seated) signed a proclamation Friday morning designating May as Senior Citizens Month in Newton County.

Rotarians, CPD to hold gun safety class

COVINGTON -- The Covington Rotary Club and the Covington Police Department are jointly sponsoring a Gun Safety Program on May 8.

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Only as old as you feel

If laughter is the best medicine, there was plenty of it at the Rockdale-Newton Senior Provider Network Annual Health and Wellness Expo at The Church at Covington on Friday.

Meeting held on rail line

COVINGTON -- An informational meeting held Thursday about the potential acquisition of 15 miles of rail line left many in attendance wanting more information.

Lunsford withdraws from race

COVINGTON -- State Rep. John Lunsford, R-McDonough, has decided he won't seek the District 17 state Senate seat and will instead spend more time with his wife and seven children.

18 qualify for BOC, BOE seats

COVINGTON -- Eighteen residents qualified this week for local Democratic and Republican seats on the Newton County Board of Commissioners and the Board of Education.

Delta accountant seeks school board spot

COVINGTON -- An accountant originally from South Georgia wants Newton County students to be able to compete in a global society.