News for Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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Parental protest: Closing of Clements theme school draws ire

COVINGTON -- Dozens of parents, students and teachers at Clements parent-involvement theme school showed up at the Newton County Board of Education's monthly meeting Tuesday night to protest its decision to close the school.

County facing 'brutal' budget cuts

COVINGTON -- Newton County commissioners are facing a $5.2 million budget deficit that means cuts this year will be "brutal," according to Board of Commissioners Chairman Kathy Morgan.

Millage hike could keep sports, staff

COVINGTON -- Some Newton County elementary school paraprofessionals and high school graduation coaches would be safe from unemployment, and middle school students would have the option to participate in sports, due to a proposed increase in the school system's millage rate.

Clack will take drag strip plans to Newton BOC

SOCIAL CIRCLE -- A zoning error has taken a proposed drag strip out of the hands of Social Circle, but now the controversial plans will be a matter for Newton County to consider.

Police: Father fires at man but hits his neighbor instead

COVINGTON -- Covington police officers responded to the scene of what was reportedly a random shooting at Brown Bridge Crossing on Tuesday morning. It was soon learned, however, that it was a deliberate shooting, but the wrong person caught the bullet.

County facing 'brutal' budget cuts

COVINGTON — Newton County commissioners are facing a $5.2 million budget deficit that means cuts this year will be "brutal," according to Board of Commissioners Chairman Kathy Morgan.

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