News for Tuesday, June 15, 2010


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Cooling their paws

COVINGTON -- It's not even the dog days of summer yet, but rising temperatures have made it uncomfortable for most two-legged and four-legged creatures.

Police nab suspect in heist attempt

COVINGTON -- The Covington Police Department has announced the capture of a suspect in the attempted robbery of United Bank in Newton Plaza last week.

City to address commercial vehicle parking

COVINGTON -- Covington officials are drafting an ordinance to address parking of commercial vehicles in residential areas.

Chamber hosts health care reform seminar

COVINGTON -- The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is offering help to business owners with questions about the health care reform bill recently passed by Congress.

School enrollment up from last year

COVINGTON -- The final 2009-10 count of students enrolled in the Newton County School System shows that the system's schools are still growing.

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Once in a lifetime

This mighty strange looking plant seems to be reaching for the sky and has just about made it.

Sheriff's Office offers firearm safety classes

COVINGTON -- Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown is inviting interested parties to participate in the second Citizens Firearm Safety Course for 2010.