News for Wednesday, January 27, 2010


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Double time

Twins Evelyn Oglesby and Elwyn Newman, both of Covington, were stretching their legs Wednesday afternoon as is their custom. The two walk every Wednesday and had the trails at Turner Lake in mind for their destination, but discovered the walking trails are closed for repair.

DCA: County compliant on program

COVINGTON -- The Georgia Department of Community Affairs has found that Newton County is operating within the regulations of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program after reviewing a response by the county addressing allegations of mismanagement made by Commissioner J.C. Henderson.

Porterdale OKs interim city manager

PORTERDALE -- Frank Sherrill, an engineer and former president of the Georgia Municipal Association, was selected to serve as interim city manager by the City Council following a closed session for personnel Tuesday night.

Students get ready for Bee

COVINGTON -- Students who are better spellers than some of their older siblings and even their parents get to show off their skills this week.

Clerk: Watch for mail and phone scams

COVINGTON -- When Covington resident Helen Harris received a letter through the mail from an Illinois company notifying her they would send a certified copy of her property deed for $60, she knew something was amiss.

NCSO encourages citizens to help fight crime

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office is looking for a few good eyes and ears to help it be proactive in fighting crime, and Community Outreach Liaison Cpl. Anthony Washington is signing up those willing to join the fight. One of the weapons in their arsenal is the Neighborhood Watch program.