News for Tuesday, February 2, 2010

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Newton Sex Offender List - 2/3/2010

The following is a list of registered sex offenders living in Newton County as of Feb. 3, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- 2/3/2010

This little fellow looks like he's slightly puzzled about where he is.

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Trying his luck

Willie Collier of Covington hopes he has the lucky Powerball ticket for the first Georgia drawing today. Collier purchased his ticket from Selam Gebremedhin at the Raceway station on U.S. Highway 278.

Shelter gets plan for deposit

COVINGTON -- The City Council agreed Monday night to a payment plan that would allow Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter to pay a $5,000 utility deposit over the course of one year.

Oxford supports 2050 Build Out Plan

OXFORD -- During its monthly meeting Monday, Oxford City Council members signed a resolution to support the principles of the county's 2050 Build Out Plan and continue to partner with governing agencies through the Newton County Leadership Collaborative.

Electric rates may increase in Covington

COVINGTON -- The Covington City Council approved Monday night the first reading of an adjustment to electric utility rates that may mean an increase for residential customers.

Porterdale OK's Sherrill as interim city manager

PORTERDALE -- The City Council voted 3-2 Monday night to authorize Mayor Bobby Hamby to sign a contract naming engineer Frank Sherrill interim city manager.

NCSO responds to complaints of entering autos

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office is battling a series of entering auto complaints and is asking for the community's help in solving the cases.

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Fund for bulletproof vests growing

More than 250 individuals and groups have contributed to the fund established for the purchase of Level III bulletproof vests for Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies. The fund stands at more than $73,600, not including funds recently received from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Porterdale OK's Sherrill as interim city manager

PORTERDALE — The City Council voted 3-2 Monday night to authorize Mayor Bobby Hamby to sign a contract naming engineer Frank Sherrill interim city manager.

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