News for Tuesday, March 23, 2010


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Newton Pet of the Week -- 3/24/2010

Need a new mop? This guy could do the job, but will look "absolutely mahvelous, dahling," after a haircut and groom.

Meeting set for new farmer's market plan

There will be a public meeting to discuss the development of a farmer's market for Newton County at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at The Center for Community Preservation and Planning at 2104 Washington St.

Morgan named chair of Newton Fund of The Community Foundation

Barbara Morgan of Covington is the new advisory board chair of the Newton Fund of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. A native of Newton County, Morgan earned a journalism degree from the University of Georgia and spent several years working for newspapers throughout the state. In 1983, Morgan became the first female news secretary to a Georgia governor -- a position she held until 1990.

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Finally building

Construction crews finally get to work on the construction of the new Oxford City Hall building on West Clark Street. The project had been delayed over the winter due to cold temperatures and rainy days preventing the pouring of concrete. Now workers have begun to erect the building, which will house the community center, City Hall administrative offices and the police station. The estimated $1.6 million project is hoped to be complete by late summer.

Newborn schoolhouse to be repaired

he Newborn Community Center is about to get an overhaul after being closed for nearly a year. A pre-bid meeting on renovations to the center, also known as the "old schoolhouse," was held Monday morning and included more than a dozen contractors who came out to inspect the building and learn more about the project before submitting their bids.

Man says he was robbed at gunpoint

A man notified the Newton County Sheriff's Office on Friday that he was robbed at gunpoint the night before as he tried to get a ride home.According to NCSO spokesman Lt. Mark Mitchell, the man said around 11 p.m. Thursday he was in the area of Salem and Cowan roads when he approached a dark vehicle with dark-tinted windows and custom chrome wheels to ask if he could get a ride.

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NHS instructor, GPC freshman star in comedy

Two actors and the costume crew in Georgia Perimeter College's drama department are going to get a good workout this week. The department is presenting the comedy "Greater Tuna" -- which only features two actors, but 20 characters of men, women and children.

Corley running for BOC

COVINGTON — Rickie Corley has announced his candidacy for the District 2 Board of Commissioners seat.