News for Tuesday, September 14, 2010


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Setting the scene

Yvonne Francis and Leonard Tyndall sing a song as Francis pretends to work in the garden as they rehearse a scene from "I Simply Say Thank You," a play being performed by the Voices of Wisdom Choir of Newton County Senior Services.

SAT scores below state and nation

On average, Newton County School System high-schoolers taking the SAT are still scoring below state averages.

Bureau: Watch for scammers

With the unemployment rate still hovering at 10 percent and out-of-work Americans still hungry for jobs, the Better Business Bureau warns that scammers are out trying to take advantage of the unemployed.

State DOE awards grants to schools

Several Newton County schools are planning for program expansions thanks to some recent grants from the Georgia Department of Education.

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NHS Homecoming Court

Newton High School recently selected its Homecoming Court.