News for Monday, June 28, 2010

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Porterdale eyes higher water rates

PORTERDALE — In addition to a proposed property tax increase, Porterdale residents also face the prospect of increases in water and sewer rates.

Chamber to host candidate forum

COVINGTON — The Governmental Affairs Committee of the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce will host a forum featuring Board of Education and Board of Commissioners candidates in the primary election from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at the Newton County Library at 7116 Floyd St.

GBI: Men molested girl, 10

COVINGTON — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has announced the arrest of two men in connection with the sexual molestation of a 10-year-old girl who had been living in Newton County.

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Students encouraged to read over the summer

COVINGTON — Students in the Newton County School System may be on summer break for the next few weeks, but some need to do a little required reading before they head back to school in August.

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Songs and Pslams

Matthew Mines, left, sings Monday with his mother Cindy Mines, both from Ohio, and his aunt Patti Burleson of Atlanta during the morning Bible study at the annual Smyrna Presbyterian camp meeting. In its 183rd year, the camp meeting began Friday with guest speakers scheduled for morning and evening services through Thursday. Jeffrey Myers, pastor of Conyers First Baptist Church, will lead the evening worship services. Tony Elder, pastor of Rockdale Evangelical Methodist Church, will lead the morning Bible study.

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