News for Monday, October 18, 2010


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Arson involving church vans

The Covington Fire Department is investigating an arson in the early morning hours Thursday involving three church vans belonging to Solid Rock Baptist Church on Brown Bridge Road. CFD Fire Marshall Chief David Carter asks that anyone with information regarding this incident, contact him at 770-385-2100 or the Georgia Arson Hotline at 1-800-282-5004. Callers can remain anonymous and there is a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator. For the full story, see Tuesday's Newton Citizen.

Mutt Show set for Saturday

COVINGTON — For a doggone good time, head to the Square on Saturday.

Project ReNeWal to hold annual golf tournament

CONYERS — The public can hone in on their golf swing and runners stride while supporting two agencies in combating domestic violence in honor of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Arsonists burn vans at church

COVINGTON — The Covington Fire Department is investigating an arson involving three vans parked at the rear of Solid Rock Baptist Church on Brown Bridge Road around 1 a.m. Thursday.

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With help from learning grant, After School program continues

COVINGTON — The tuition-free After School Academic Program will continue in the Newton County School System for at least the rest of the school year.

Pastor comes out to church

CONYERS — Church in the Now is entering into a new chapter of its ministry after its leader and pastor Jim Swilley announced to his congregation that he is gay.