News for Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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Jordan may appeal termination

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Board of Education may hear another appeal from an assistant principal whose contract was not renewed this year.

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Kroger stores, USO team up to honor heroes

Kroger grocery stores and the USO are teaming up this month to thank those serving in the Armed Forces and their families through the "Honoring Our Heroes Project."

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No tax increase for county residents

County commissioners reached a unanimous consensus to keep the millage rate at 10.91 during a work session Monday evening.

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16 Newton students selected for Duke TIP

COVINGTON -- A few Newton County students may end up having a busy summer because of some high test scores.

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Judge ponders verdict in Mt. Zion Baptist Church case

COVINGTON -- Closing arguments have been filed in the case involving members of Mt. Zion Baptist Church who accuse a fellow member of improperly giving away the church's property and assets.

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Patriot Acts: Cities to offer plenty of 4th events

Patriotism is alive and well in Newton County, and this Fourth of July, there are plenty of opportunities to show it.

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Soldier's death hits home for military family

News of a fallen soldier in Afghanistan this week struck close to home for the Pulliam family of Rockdale County.

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Mayor Carter appointed to policy council

Covington Mayor Kim Carter has been appointed to serve on the Georgia Municipal Association's Legislative Policy Council. The council is responsible for proposing the association's Legislative Platform and engaging other city officials in the legislative process throughout the year in helping move the platform forward.

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Fun in the sun: Sunflower Fest blooms this weekend

A decade into its run, organizers of the Sunflower Farm Festival are touting it as the biggest event in Morgan County, and they hope this year will be even bigger.

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Newton County authorities arrest second suspect in Bailey's armed robbery

The Newton County Sheriff's Office made a second arrest Saturday in connection wit the armed robbery that occurred at Bailey's Food Pride in May.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- August 10, 2011

Newton Your Next Best Friend

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Porterdale appoints Mumford as Municipal Court judge

The Porterdale City Council unanimously voted to appoint Conyers attorney Robert Mumford judge of Porterdale Municipal Court.

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BBB: Job seekers beware of online scammers

The Better Business Bureau is warning job seekers to think twice before falling for online employment offers that sound too good to be true.

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Gridiron gang

Eleventh-grader Nicholas Cammon spent Monday afternoon practicing catching drills with the rest of the Newton High School football team.

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Lady Rams softball team ready for '11

COVINGTON -- When the Lady Rams take the field this year they will be different from any team they've fielded in recent history despite returning nine players.

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Project for power lines angers locals

A plan to run transmission lines through the neighborhoods of Mansfield by Georgia Transmission Corporation has residents fighting mad.

Park to offer teaching opportunities

The pavers are only the first step in the progression of the paths.

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Memorial remembers war veterans

After handing out flyers at Conyers Fabulous Fourth Festival, Tommy Clack realized how few people knew Rockdale County was home to a veterans war memorial.

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