News for Friday, August 6, 2010

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Newton Poll - 08-07-10

"Luckily some intelligent folks in Mansfield and Porterdale are pursuing the Norfolk Southern railroad deal offered to the city and the county, subsequently turned down by them. Short-sighted city councilmen refused to so much as look in to the details and forced an early veto on the project. Are these people not aware the purchase would be a gem for the county and maybe practically free to us. We are all aware that times are tough and that funds are scarce, but this grant money cannot be used for other purchases such as homeless shelters, food banks, or helping people pay their utility bills or mortgages. If it is not used for the specific purpose of trails it will be awarded to another county who will use it for its intended purpose. What a shame to lose this opportunity."

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Back to the books

COVINGTON -- Friday was an emotional day for many Newton County students and their parents.

Food pantry nearly bare, needs help

COVINGTON -- Earlier this week, the Newton County Community Food Pantry was down to peanut butter, jelly and baked beans. Since that time, it has received additional goods from local churches that are regular donors, but supplies still remain low, said Executive Director Rosalee Thompson. Even staples like macaroni and cheese are depleted.

Newborn hikes its water rates

NEWBORN -- Newborn residents will see an increase in their water bills later this month following an increase to water rates approved by the Town Council Monday night.

Live-in nurse, boyfriend accused of theft of medications

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division is looking into allegations that a nurse and her boyfriend stole medications from her patient.

Georgia incentives nabbed 'Footloose' movie

COVINGTON -- Location scouts for the remake of "Footloose" are continuing to scope out Covington and other towns in Georgia as they prepare to begin filming in September.

Georgia incentives nabbed 'Footloose' movie

COVINGTON — Location scouts for the remake of "Footloose" are continuing to scope out Covington and other towns in Georgia as they prepare to begin filming in September.

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