News for Monday, December 27, 2010


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Brewing up the hot stuff

Kasey Dunn, an employee with the Edwin Bean Coffee Bar on U.S. Highway 278, was kept busy Monday mixing up hot beverages, which patrons found especially comforting on such a cold day. Here, she creates the popular caramel macchiato. Temperatures are expected to moderate through the week, reaching the 60s by New Year's Day.

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Economic development job still unfilled

A year after the county and city of Covington increased appropriations to the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce so it could hire a vice president for economic development, the position still has not been filled.

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NCSO on alert after AC thefts

An escalating number of thefts of air conditioning unit components has prompted extra patrols in unmarked cars by the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

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Newton Fund to honor citizen

If you know someone who's a selfless giver and is making a difference in the community, the Newton Fund is offering a chance to help that person shine.

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6 charged in formula shoplifting

Six Atlanta teens were allegedly doing a little Christmas shoplifting at Kroger in the early morning hours of Christmas Eve when Covington police found them with more than $1,000 worth of baby formula.

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BOE approves modular buildings surplus

Next year you might not see as many modular classrooms at Newton County's public schools.

Chimney Park scores big at Deck the Halls

Chimney Park has received its largest single donation in the project's history -- some $2,556 -- thanks to sponsors of the first Deck the Halls silent auction benefit held recently.