News for Wednesday, May 5, 2010


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BOC OKs subdivision park buy

County commissioners approved the purchase of 12.1 acres of land in Fairview Estates subdivision to be used as a public park following an executive session Tuesday night.

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Three Eastside students picked for GHP

Three Eastside High School students are going to see a lot more of each other this summer. The Georgia Department of Education recently announced that it invited three students from the Newton County School System to participate in this year's 47th annual Governor's Honors Program.

City may abolish free old furniture pickup

The city of Covington will no longer provide free curbside pickup of furniture and appliances if an amendment to the solid waste ordinance is approved by the City Council. If approved, those who have old televisions, sofas and other furniture they want to dispose of will have to haul it to the landfill themselves or pay a fee.

Newborn interested in rail line

The Newborn Town Council agreed Monday night to send a letter of interest to Norfolk Southern Railroad regarding the purchase of 15 miles of rail line running from Covington to Newborn.

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Building strength: Seniors aim to 'Age Strong! Live Long!'

COVINGTON — Seniors at the Turner Lake Recreation Complex are celebrating Older Americans Month with the theme, "Age Strong! Live Long!"