News for Thursday, January 7, 2010

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NCSS remain open for now - 01/07/2010

COVINGTON -- Wintry weather headed toward North Georgia hasn't forced the closing of Newton County schools yet. The Newton County School System announced late this morning that schools would remain open as scheduled today.

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Newton County schools will be closed today

The Newton County School System will be closed today due to inclement weather, according to a message on the NCSS Web site. Twelve-month employees are instructed to report. See www.newtoncountyschools.org for more information.

Newton Blotter - 01/08/2010

* Justin John Anderson, 19, 502 Ironwood Court, Conyers, failure to appear.* Rodney Allen Beam, 39, 831 Hillcrest Road, Lilburn, child support default.* Herman Bolden, 62, 6210 Green Acres Drive, probation violation.

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Woman dies in fire

COVINGTON -- A disabled elderly woman died in a fire at 135 Trotters Walk on Thursday morning, according to the Newton County Fire Service.

Red lights OK'd for 'death trap'

COVINGTON -- Oak Hill Road and Ga. Highway 212 -- an intersection one commissioner calls "a death trap" -- will soon get a traffic signal and turn lanes.

Chick-fil-A to donate to Vest Fund

COVINGTON -- Residents can help out the Newton County Sheriff's Office Vest Fund and enjoy great food at the same time. The Chick-fil-A restaurant on U.S. Highway 278 will give 10 percent of sales Saturday to the Vest Fund.

Schools stay open for now

COVINGTON -- Newton County school officials are keeping an eye on the wintry weather in North Georgia.As of press time Thursday, the weather predictions hadn't forced the closing of Newton County schools yet.

Social Circle group mobilizes to oppose drag strip

SOCIAL CIRCLE -- It may be a few months until a decision on a proposed drag strip is made, but in the interim a group of Social Circle residents is mobilizing to form an organized opposition to the plans.

Red lights OK'd for 'death trap'

COVINGTON — Oak Hill Road and Ga. Highway 212 — an intersection one commissioner calls "a death trap" — will soon get a traffic signal and turn lanes.

Inside it's so delightful

Citizen photographer Erin Evans found Newton residents keeping out of the cold Wednesday.

County opposes drag strip proposal

COVINGTON — Newton County has submitted a letter to the chairman of the city of Social Circle Planning Commission objecting to a drag strip proposed for north of Interstate 20.

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