News for Monday, March 1, 2010


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Piedmont celebrates 100 days

Stephanie Kelly's fourth grade recently celebrated 100 days of school with "Munchie Math," during which they enjoyed all kinds of snacks.

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Fashion Club creates baskets for health care center

Earlier this school year, the Fashion Club at Challenge Charter Academy, which also serves as the community outreach organization, began developing fundraisers late last fall in an effort to assist those within the community.

Youth art exhibit coming up

The Arts Association in Newton County presents its annual True Colors Youth Art Exhibit beginning this week.

Clayton State moves graduate studies open house

MORROW -- The Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies is moving its next open house up a week, to Tuesday, March 2. The open house will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in room 101 of the University's Harry S. Downs Center on the main campus in Morrow.

Register Now for April ACT Test

IOWA CITY, IOWA -- Registration is now open for the April 10 ACT achievement test.Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register before Friday, March 5.

Georgia Virtual School registration opens

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Education announced that registration for the Georgia Virtual School 2010-11 school year is now open to public school students.

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Planely speaking: FAA plan would remove Covington from Class B airspace

Under a new proposal by the Federal Aviation Administration, Covington Municipal Airport would be removed from Class B airspace, meaning that aircraft could be allowed to fly at any altitude without contact with air traffic control.

51 apply for head of NCSS

The Newton County Board of Education members and the Georgia School Boards Association officials continue to conduct interviews to select finalists for the open position of Newton County School System Superintendent.

Couple charged in cocaine bust

Sometimes hiding things in plain sight is a good idea; other times, it works against you as it did Thursday when a woman allegedly dropped a package of cocaine and it landed on the bumper of a patrol unit.

Croquet tourney set for March 20

The Georgia Heartland Woman's Club will host the 19th annual Cherry Blossom Charity Croquet Tournament on March 20 at Legion Field on Mill Street in Covington.

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Sweet victory

Newton High School basketball fans celebrate the Rams 59-47 victory over Jenkins High in the first round of the Class AAAAA state tournament Friday at Newton High School. Clockwise, from left, fans are Kevin Strohschein, Greg Deemer, Tamera Carlton, Dorothy Johnson, Naya Johnson and Laurie Deemer. The action begins again at 6 p.m. tonight at Newton High when the Rams meet the Lowndes County Vikings. Tickets are $7. If the Rams win tonight, they will play at Fort Valley State University at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Sex offenders

The following is a list of registered sex offenders living in Newton County as of March 1, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office. For more information, go to the NCSO Web site at

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Newton basketball playoff game rescheduled

The Newton High School basketball playoff game against Lowndes County scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday has been moved to 6 p.m.

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Linder to step down

LAWRENCEVILLE — Congressman John Linder is stepping down after nearly two decades in Washington.