News for Monday, March 8, 2010


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Chick-fil-A donates to Miracle League

Chick-fil-A recently donated $1,200 to Miracle League of Newton County as a result of fundraisers held in December.

Workshop for water planned

COVINGTON -- Anyone interested in improving access to local waterways is welcome to attend a workshop to learn more about how to do that Thursday at the Georgia Wildlife Federation's Alcovy Conservation Center.

Deadline for liberal arts school nears

COVINGTON -- Newton County students interested in attending the Academy of Liberal Arts at Newton High School have less than two weeks to turn in their completed applications.

City Council votes to decrease commercial sign size

COVINGTON -- The Covington City Council has approved an amendment to its sign ordinance that decreases the size of commercial signs.

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Police: Man kills self hours after shooting girlfriend

COVINGTON -- A man who walked into Liberty Food Mart on Crowell Road on Sunday night and shot and killed his girlfriend is now dead.

Town hall meeting to address underage drinking

CONYERS -- Several groups are coming together this week to help prevent underage drinking and drunken driving.

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Students prepare for the future by building life skills

Preparing students to be successful in the workplace is an all encompassing endeavor," said Dr. Steve Whatley, Superintendent of Newton County Schools. "It's more than the classroom. Students need something that will put them over the top; something to make them stand out; something to help assure success as they take their place in society."

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High school students focus on health-related careers through job shadowing

Recently, nearly 70 high school students from Alcovy, Eastside and Newton high schools participated in the second annual Healthcare Science Careers Job Shadow Day.

ICMS celebrates black history

Indian Creek Middle School recently held a special program to celebrate Black History Month.

Newton County Schools receive $20K in grant awards from General Mills Foundation

The Newton County School System recently received a General Mills Foundation grant for the benefit of elementary students in the Newton and Rockdale County school districts.

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Local dancer chosen to train with Charleston Ballet Theater

When Julia DeFoor puts on her dance shoes and performs pirouettes and arabesques across the marley dance floor at Conyers School of Ballet, for her, the outside world falls away.