News for Monday, August 2, 2010

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Echols faces Douglas in Aug. 10 runoff

COVINGTON — Tim Echols believes he is uniquely poised to bring a fresh, statewide perspective to the Public Service Commission.

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Excited about education

Hundreds of youngsters gathered Sunday afternoon on the Square to celebrate the onset of the new school year and to collect free school supplies provided at the Back 2 School 2010 Downtown Covington Block Party. In addition to the supplies, students enjoyed Moon Walks, games and other giveaways. Rain interfered with the distribution of some of the free school supplies, so residents who did not get supplies are asked to visit the Washington Street Community Center, located at 4138 School St., off Washington Street, between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. until Thursday to receive their supplies.

Immunizations encouraged this month

COVINGTON — August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and health officials are urging the public to make sure they are up to date on their family's immunizations.

Mathews: Get schools on track

COVINGTON — Although the new school year has yet to begin for the Newton County School System, its new superintendent is challenging his school administrators and teachers to improve student scores on this year's high-stakes testing.

Cool off with escape to the movies at GIHP

CONYERS — Before the warm summer evening weather slips into a brisk autumn, residents can enjoy another free outdoor movie event this weekend hosted by the city of Conyers.

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