News for Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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Golden gardener: Groves' story a bouquet of greatness

OXFORD -- Sara Groves' life story sounds like the plot for a movie -- a biopic about a woman who crammed more into one lifetime than most could in five.But if you ask Groves, she'll say her life is more like a garden than a movie. Her philosophy -- "Life is a 50-acre garden -- get busy!" was the title of a presentation on her life given Wednesday afternoon at Merryvale Assisted Living in Oxford, where Groves now resides. The presentation was to honor Groves and to coincide with Women's History Month and National Nutrition Month.

DRAG STRIP: Mayor tells history of annexation

SOCIAL CIRCLE -- Mayor Jim Burgess said Tuesday that the present controversy surrounding a proposed drag strip in Social Circle could be traced to the actions of the Newton County Board of Commissioners.

New zones for high schools get board OK

COVINGTON -- Some high school students may attend a different high school than they originally had planned next year.The Newton County Board of Education approved during its monthly meeting this month new high school attendance zones for the 2010-11 school year; board members Almond Turner and Eddie Johnson opposed the vote due to not agreeing with some of the drawn attendance lines.

Prevent Child Abuse to hold events next month

COVINGTON -- April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and a local organization dedicated to that cause year-round is making an extra push to raise awareness.

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Former BOE candidate dies

COVINGTON -- Tom Callaway, a two-time Newton County school board candidate and member of the Newton County Republican Party, was killed Sunday afternoon in a traffic accident in Ohio.

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Golden gardener: Groves' story a bouquet of greatness

OXFORD — Sara Groves' life story sounds like the plot for a movie — a biopic about a woman who crammed more into one lifetime than most could in five.

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