News for Tuesday, April 6, 2010


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Newton Pet of the Week -- 4/7/2010

This rough and ready character is a fully-grown Jack Russell terrier, believed to be about two years old.

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Not a pretty picture

If it was outside Tuesday, it was likely covered in pollen. Locally the pollen count neared 3,000 and will continue to soar today. A week ago the pollen count was at 17.

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Practicing pays off: Covington woman to sing at Carnegie Hall

COVINGTON -- Twenty-four-year-old Covington resident Dana Henderson has started checking off items on her bucket list early. A week from Saturday, the first soprano will sing on the stage at Carnegie Hall.

Dixie Jet may lose contract

COVINGTON -- Representatives with Covington Municipal Airport fixed base operator Dixie Jet Services Inc. came to Monday night's City Council meeting to ask for more time to present changes to its operating agreement with the city.

Funeral home to hold free student art show April 18

COVINGTON — One local business is hoping to advance the careers of art students in Newton County.

City approves Hazelbrand annexation

COVINGTON — The Covington City Council approved a controversial annexation and rezoning request Monday night for an industrial development on Hazelbrand Road.