News for Monday, November 8, 2010


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Students hope Empty Bowls will help

COVINGTON -- Several Eastside High School groups are hoping to benefit the Covington Community Food Pantry this year with the annual chili dinner and fundraiser.

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Events to honor vets set for Thursday

COVINGTON -- Two ceremonies honoring veterans will take place in Newton County on Thursday, Veterans Day.

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Businesses eligible for tax credits

COVINGTON -- Some local businesses are eligible to receive tax credits for new hires made in 2010 and in the future. Businesses that qualify are located within sections of the city designated as Opportunity Zones by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. The city of Covington held an informational session Monday morning for those who might be affected or who might want more information.

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Suspects fall off wagon, land behind prison bars

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at

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Eastside puts on grand old musical

The Eastside High School Show Choir will present George Cohen's "Give My Regards To Broadway" this week.

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Fatal crash involving motorcycle

A fatal crash involving a motorcycle and a pickup occurred around 4:30 Monday afternoon on Stone Road in front of the county recycling center, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office. The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the crash. More details to follow.