News for Tuesday, February 16, 2010


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Newton Pet of the Week -- 2/17/2010

This sturdy little girl is believed to be about 3 months old, and the folks at Newton County Animal Shelter thinks there's a terrier in her background.

Police search for car involved in officer shooting

CHATTAHOOCHEE HILLS -- Police are searching for the killer of a south Fulton County police officer who was gunned down while driving his car.

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Frigid fairways

At least they waited until the snow melted to tee off, but these golfers aren't letting a little cold weather get between them and 18 holes of golf.

Backing out of retreat would cost $4K

COVINGTON -- The city's contract with Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa has a nearly $4,000 cancellation fee attached to it, Councilman Mike Whatley revealed Monday night.

Phased out schools may not be closed

COVINGTON -- Nearly a week after the Newton County Board of Education approved a resolution to allow the Georgia Department of Education to phase out three county schools, school system officials are saying that does not mean the schools will be closed.

Break-in suspects sought

COVINGTON -- Even for those who may not be superstitious, it can hardly be argued that 13 was not an unlucky number in the early morning hours Monday when at least that many vehicles were broken into at an apartment complex on Gross Lake Parkway, near the Rockdale County line.

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Monks campaign to build visitors center

CONYERS -- Phase I of construction for a new public gathering project at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit is under way, though the monks still need to raise the rest of the funds for the $6.5 million project.

City approves new software

COVINGTON -- The Covington Planning and Zoning Department will soon be brought into the 21st century, technology-wise.