News for Wednesday, June 23, 2010

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The great outdoors

Morgan Hall practices her shooting skills with a .22 caliber rifle at the 2010 FFA Wildlife Camp taking place this week and next week at the FFA-FCCLA Center.

Final NCSS budget is approved

COVINGTON -- After three public hearings that garnered little input from the public, the Newton County Board of Education has approved its final budget for the 2010-11 school year.

Council OKs measures for rental homes

COVINGTON -- The revitalization of Walker's Bend subdivision off Ga. Highway 81 is continuing as the City Council approved two measures Monday that will result in assistance for low-income residents to obtain housing there.

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GEMA urges safety as mercury soars

COVINGTON -- Monday marked the first day of summer, though weeks of temperatures in the mid-90s suggested the season arrived before its due date.

GFC raises fees for its service

COVINGTON -- The Georgia Forestry Commission is increasing its fees for service to Newton County, the first such increase since 1967.

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Local man arrested, charged with bestiality

COVINGTON -- A 36-year-old man faces a charge of bestiality after witnesses reported seeing him having sex with horses.

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