News for Monday, October 25, 2010

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Doggone good show

Little Bit had rather been on the back of a Harley, but she took time out to participate in Saturday's Mutt Show, sponsored by the Newton County Humane Society. Little Bit is a seasoned biker at age 3 and is owned by Johnny Smith of Covington (feet shown here).

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Broughton group to show art

If you're looking for an art show without pretension, the Broughton Artists' Group Fall Invitational beginning Friday is right up your alley.

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Scott stumps in Newton as vote nears

State Rep. Austin Scott, Republican candidate for the 8th Congressional District, was in Newton County on Monday to visit with voters and supporters.

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NCFS, GFC warns dry conditions exacerbate wildfires

Officials are warning that the extremely dry weather pattern that has settled over the Southeast is increasing the risk of wildfires.

School system moves to save $10M in capital funds

The Newton County School System expects to save nearly $10 million in capital funds by replacing older bonds issued in 1997 and earlier in 2010. The system will save $131,000 from the $2.955 million outstanding 1997 bonds due to a lowered interest rate, according to Bryce Holcomb, director of the public finance department at Citigroup, which serves as the bond underwriter for NCSS. He said it also should expect to save $9.7 million for the 2010 bonds to pay for Qualified School Construction Bonds at a zero interest rate, as allowed for by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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