News for Monday, May 24, 2010

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A little handiwork

Hazel Stowe, left, and Amy Roby take tiny stitches on a quilt a group from the Newton County Senior Center is making to be used as a fundraiser. Roby said she quilts every day to keep her mind sharp. The group has only been working on this quilt for about two days. Also in the works are several other full-sized quilts as well as a number of crib quilts. Also, the group recently quilted 39 vests for the center's choir members. Quilters estimate it takes about 80 hours of work to finish a full-size quilt.

Turner Lake Road roundabout gets under way

Work has begun on the roundabout at Turner Lake Road and Clark Street. Clearing of trees and shrubs in preparation for construction began last week, according to City of Covington Transportation Manager Billy Skinner.

Water, sewer lines come in under budget

The construction of water and sewer lines and a water tank to serve the newly built General Mills distribution facility is expected to come in around $200,000 under budget, according to Social Circle officials.

Officials urge water, boating safety

This is Boating Safety Week in Georgia and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is reminding boaters and others enjoying the water over the Memorial Day weekend to be cautious while having fun.

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Sheriff's Office personnel train for shooter situation

Newton County Sheriff's Office personnel were in a training session last week, learning skills they hope they won't ever need to use. They've met at Newton Baptist Church on Jack Neely Road and played out scenarios demonstrating danger to victims and officers, alike.

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Sheriff's Office personnel train for shooter situation

COVINGTON — Newton County Sheriff's Office personnel were in a training session last week, learning skills they hope they won't ever need to use. They've met at Newton Baptist Church on Jack Neely Road and played out scenarios demonstrating danger to victims and officers, alike.

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