News for Monday, November 22, 2010

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Environmental friends: Fairview School runs successful recycling program

COVINGTON -- Students, staff and parents at Fairview Theme School have come together this year to run a successful recycling program.

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Public input sought on house plan

COVINGTON -- The Covington Redevelopment Authority is seeking participants in focus groups that will advise on the marketing of Walker's Bend, the site of the city's housing revitalization program.

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NCFS gives tips on avoiding holiday fires

COVINGTON -- It happens every year. People set their house on fire or are severely burned while trying to prepare a Thanksgiving feast for their family. Last year the Newton County Fire Service was called to a home to extinguish a fire on the back deck that occurred due to improper turkey frying, according to Fire Safety Educator Lt. Cydnie Taylor.

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Efficiency leads to lower heating bills during cold weather

COVINGTON -- For those who want to stay comfy and cozy this winter without going broke, the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia and Better Business Bureau are offering energy conservation tips.

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$100 reward for graffiti culprits

The city of Porterdale is offering a $100 reward for evidence leading to a conviction of the person or persons responsible for a spate of spray-painting vandalism around Porterdale recently.

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Gunderson 5K race set for Saturday

CONYERS -- Runners will be able to test themselves while helping local students with college expenses Saturday at the Sixth Annual Aubrae Gunderson Memorial Scholarship 5K Walk and Run.

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Fairview runs successful recycling program

COVINGTON -- Students, staff and parents at Fairview Theme School have come together this year to run a successful recycling program. The school's community service club started out recycling paper last year, and the cafeteria staff is in charge of the system-wide Styrofoam tray recycling that started last year too. The club is made up of about 20 third- and fourth-grade students and meets once a week before school with a few teacher sponsors for about seven weeks.This year, the school also started recycling aluminum, tin and other items.See a full story in tomorrow's Newton Citizen

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