News for Monday, January 4, 2010

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Burned body identified as Atlanta man

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Newton County Sheriff's Office are looking into the possibility that the Dec. 30 discovery of a body in a burning vehicle in Newton County may be linked to two similar murders.

NCSS mulls change to calendar

The Newton County School System once again is considering a change to its calendar system. Linda Hayden, associate superintendent for curriculum and instruction at NCSS, notified the Newton County Board of Education during its December meeting that school staff members and a calendar committee have been analyzing various calendar structures.

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Holt seeking re-election

State Rep. Doug Holt, R-Social Circle, has announced his bid for re-election. Holt, halfway through his third term, said that as in campaigns past, fiscal conservatism is his number one priority.

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First baby of year, decade born New Year's Day

Dressed in a pink onesie, a head full of jet black hair, tiny Ramiya Denise Smith was sleeping soundly, only moving for an occasional stretch, Monday afternoon, unaware that her birth a few days earlier made history in Newton County.

Fire guts house

COVINGTON — Newton County Fire Service firefighters braved the cold temperatures Monday morning to fight a fire on Hemlock Street in Porterdale.

First baby of year, decade born New Year's Day

COVINGTON — Dressed in a pink onesie, a head full of jet black hair, tiny Ramiya Denise Smith was sleeping soundly, only moving for an occasional stretch, Monday afternoon, unaware that her birth a few days earlier made history in Newton County.

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