News for Wednesday, August 11, 2010

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Rambunctious recess

Playtime isn't over for many Newton County students even though school has started.

NCSS plans '11 rezoning of schools

COVINGTON -- The Newton County School System is already planning to rezone its elementary schools for the 2011-12 school year.

NCSO searches for suspects in armed robbery

COVINGTON -- At least two men attempted to rob a woman at gunpoint in the early morning hours Saturday as she walked to the front door of her apartment, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

First Miss Covington Pageant Saturday

COVINGTON -- Crissy Alter of Covington and Amanda Baird of Loganville are good friends whose daughters, born seven days apart, share the middle name Hope and a love for competing in pageants.

Newton Fund announces its upcoming grant cycle

COVINGTON -- Nonprofit organizations in Newton County can now apply for funding through the 2010 Newton Fund grant cycle. The Newton Fund, a local fund of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, will provide grants up to $5,000 through a competitive process to qualified nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations as they meet the changing needs of the Newton County community.

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Loganville man has one nice ride

Steve Long of Loganville, center, won Best of Show for his 2005 Harley Davidson Thunder Mountain Custom Bike at the Let's Make a Miracle Car and Bike Show held Aug. 7 at Turner Lake Complex.

Zon appointed district attorney

COVINGTON — Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday his appointment of Layla Zon as district attorney for the Alcovy Judicial Circuit.

Teen injured when struck by pickup

PORTERDALE — A 14-year-old Covington boy sustained a head injury Friday evening after being struck by a vehicle as he jogged along Highway 81 south of Porterdale near Livingston Elementary School.

NCSS plans '11 rezoning of schools

COVINGTON — The Newton County School System is already planning to rezone its elementary schools for the 2011-12 school year.

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BOE showdowns set

COVINGTON — The race for the District 1 seat on the Newton County Board of Education has been decided, and the contest for the District 3 seat is ready to heat up again.

Jeffares takes 17th Senate; Welch in 110th

COVINGTON — Former Henry County Commissioner Rick Jeffares handily beat political newcomer Todd Hilton in the race for the Georgia Senate District 17 seat in the general primary Republican runoff Tuesday night.

Foreclosure prevention workshop Sat.

COVINGTON — Homeowners facing foreclosure could find help at a free workshop this weekend hosted by a local nonprofit organization.

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