News for Wednesday, October 20, 2010


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BOE accepts resignation from Collins

COVINGTON -- Nick Collins, the former Newton High School head football coach, has left the Newton County School System. During its monthly meeting Tuesday night, the Newton County Board of Education unanimously accepted Collins' resignation.

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Vigorous vegetation: Landscape project provides food for songbirds

COVINGTON -- Now that fall's in full swing, it won't be long before lush vegetation starts turning brown and dying. That's already happening at the landscaped site surrounding the welcome sign off Interstate 20 at exit 90.

Money raised by candidates varies widely

CONYERS -- If fundraising is a reliable indication of the outcome of the Nov. 2 elections, most of the races for the state Legislature will not be very close. The following is a breakdown of races for districts that represent portions of Newton County.

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Woman loses appeal of house demolition

COVINGTON -- The Covington City Council agreed Monday night to uphold a decision by the Historic Preservation Commission to allow demolition of a historic house on Monticello Street, but not before a neighbor pleaded for the structure to be saved.

Rockdale hosting annual marching band festival

CONYERS -- Fifteen Georgia high school marching bands will perform at the same event in Rockdale County this weekend.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- Oct. 20, 2010

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