News for Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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Ahead of time: Voters have until Friday to cast ballots early

Voters who want to avoid long lines on election day have today and Friday to cast their ballot early.

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NCSO: Men arrested for alleged molestation

The Newton County Sheriff's Office arrested two men this week in unrelated cases for allegedly taking surreptitious nude photos of female children in their homes.

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School system's graduation rate up, over state

The Newton County School System's graduation rate is at its highest since at least 2003.

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BOC tables SPLOST consultant proposal

County commissioners have tabled a request by Chairman Kathy Morgan to hire a transportation consultant at a cost of up to $111,000 to prioritize road projects to be included on the 2011 SPLOST and to help Newton County prepare for changes in transportation funding due to recent action on the state level.

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Looking for the Great Pumpkin

Kimberly Toro-Rodriguez, left, and Haven Dailey from Mary Haney's pre-K class at Porterdale Elementary School visited the pumpkin patch at Covington First United Methodist Church recently.

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NCSS to save $10M in funds

The Newton County School System expects to save nearly $10 million in capital funds by replacing older bonds.

Man charged in connection with nude photos of 13-year old-stepdaughter

A 32-year-old Newton County stepfather is facing child molestation, eavesdropping and other charges after Newton County Sheriff's Office investigators found evidence he was allegedly surreptitiously taking nude photos of his 13-year-old stepdaughter. For the complete story, see Thursday's Newton Citizen.

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School system's graduation rate up, over state

COVINGTON — The Newton County School System's graduation rate is at its highest since at least 2003.

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