News for Wednesday, August 4, 2010

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Not just talking trash

Nobody is having to nag these Montessori School of Covington students to take out the trash. Eighth-grader Carly Travis and her fellow students made quick work of picking up and disposing of litter along Clark Street on Wednesday morning.

80 NCSS pupils to transfer

COVINGTON -- Less than 100 students in the Newton County School System will attend a school other than the one they are assigned to under a public school choice program.

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NCSO finds suspect in New York

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Squad has tracked down a man wanted in connection with multiple sexual offenses after he had been on the run for more than a year.

City Council gives 2 bills first reads

COVINGTON -- Two ordinance changes are under way for Covington.The first ordinance change to receive a first reading Monday by the Covington City Council was one that would allow the use of bows and arrows in certain parts of the city.

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Covington PD accredited for 25th year in a row

COVINGTON -- It's one thing to attain excellence, but quite another to maintain that exceptional level for a quarter century. But the Covington Police Department has bragging rights for having accomplished just that. For 25 years, that agency has consistently maintained international accreditation.

Kroger reaching out to metro Atlanta schools

CONYERS -- Metro Atlanta Krogers are helping out students and teachers this month.Kroger's Atlanta Division in partnership with the Children's Restoration Network and WSB-TV are teaming up for the "Back 2 School" book bag and school supplies drive, which will run through Saturday. More than 125 Kroger stores in 19 metro Atlanta counties will serve as collection sites in hopes of collecting 4,000 book bags and other essential school supplies to fill them.

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