News for Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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The right moves

Eastside High School football players are preparing this week for the next round of playoffs.

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Budget outlook grim for next school year

It will be another rough budget year for schools next school year if financial predictions hold true, according to officials at the Newton County School System.

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Council considers bridge over I-20

The Covington City Council heard a proposal Monday night regarding the construction of a pedestrian bridge over Interstate 20 to connect north Covington and Oxford to the U.S. Highway 278 shopping district.

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GPC gets $7K grant for safety

The Newton Campus of Georgia Perimeter College recently received a $7,500 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety earmarked to combat alcohol abuse and encourage seat belt safety.

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Roundabout to open Nov. 30

The roundabout at Turner Lake Road and Clark Street will open at 10 a.m. Nov. 30, the Georgia Department of Transportation has announced.

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Empty Stocking applications will be accepted through Friday

With Christmas just a few short weeks away, the Rotary Club of Covington is once again gearing up to help needy children in the Newton County community through its annual Empty Stocking Fund drive.

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Police: Teen shooting may be gang related

CONYERS -- The teens arrested in last weekend's fatal shooting at a house party may have been involved in a local gang or clique, according to Conyers Police Chief Gene Wilson.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- Nov. 17, 2010

Newton Your Next Best Friend

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Covington officials consider pedestrian bridge

The Covington City Council heard a proposal Monday night regarding the construction of a pedestrian bridge over I-20 to connect north Covington and Oxford to the U.S. Highway 278 shopping district. See Wednesday's Citizen for the full story.

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Newton schools under budget on sewer work

COVINGTON — The Newton County School System is expecting to pay less than budgeted for sewer work at its new elementary school.

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