News for Monday, September 27, 2010


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School board approves funding application for NHS replacement

COVINGTON — The Newton County Board of Education has given the go-ahead for the Newton County School System to apply for funding for a replacement facility for Newton High School.

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New Covington Social Security office expected to help backlog

COVINGTON — Michael J. Astrue, commissioner of Social Security, was in Covington on Monday to open a new office that is expected to help alleviate the backlog of disability cases awaiting hearings in Georgia.

Covington woman dies on Ga. 20

COVINGTON — The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a fatal head-on collision that occurred Sunday night on Ga. Highway 20 near Buckingham Drive in Newton County.

BBQ fest set for Oct. 8-9

COVINGTON — You know it's fall when the smell of barbecue starts wafting from Legion Field. For the past four years, Sherman's Last Burning Fall Festival and BBQ Cook-Off sponsored by the Covington Lions Club has marked the transition into autumn in Newton County.