News for Tuesday, June 1, 2010


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Local's granddaughter signs with Eckerd College

Anna Keappler of Wesleyan School has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla. Keappler is pictured with Ted Russell, head volleyball coach of Wesleyan School. She is the daughter of Judy Howard Keappler, who attended Newton High School, and the granddaughter of Jean and John Howard of Covington.

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Committed, determined

The Newton County Sheriff's Office has honored one of its own as Deputy of the Year. Cpl. Anthony Washington, who wears a number of hats at NCSO and is the king of multi-tasking, is the recipient of the honor.

Norfolk Southern to stop service on rail line

Norfolk Southern has applied to discontinue service on its rail line between Porterdale and Newborn in lieu of an abandonment, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

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Former teacher to run for BOE

Covington businessman Ron Hart wants the Newton County Board of Education to focus on teachers but also to have a smart business sense. Hart, 60, has qualified to run on the Republican ticket for the District 1 seat on the school board, which is held by Johnny Smith, who is not seeking re-election.

Seminar gives tips on how to save shopping

COVINGTON — With people pinching pennies any way they can, two local organizations are teaming up to bring Anika Bozeman, known as Atlanta's Coupon Queen, to town to offer the community money-saving tips.

Sheriff's Office releases drowning victim's ID

COVINGTON — The Newton County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the man who drowned over the Memorial Day weekend at Factory Shoals Park. Henry Thomas Terrell, 59, was found in the park's turbulent waters Sunday morning, according to NCSO spokesman Lt. Mark Mitchell.