News for Thursday, August 11, 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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Gov. Deal visits cattlemen

Gov. Nathan Deal made a visit to the FFA-FCCLA Center Thursday evening.

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Social Security Office decreases hours

The Covington Social Security Office is decreasing hours of operation beginning Monday.

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Social Circle Council considers golf cart ordinance

The Social Circle City Council is considering an ordinance that woud allow golf carts to travel on public roads.

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AT&T expands coverage in Newton

AT&T is expanding mobile broadband service in Newton.

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Newton armed robbery suspects arrested in Conyers

Conyers Police captured two suspects in a Newton County armed bank robbery Thursday afternoon at the Iris Glen Apartments complex in Conyers following a high speed chase.

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Car crash leaves several injured at busy Conyers intersection

A Loganville man faces several traffic violations in connection with a multi-vehicle crash Wednesday evening at a busy Conyers intersection, according to Georgia State Patrol. The ensuing crash left three people injured, including a 74-year-old man and a 13-year-old boy.

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Mrs. Cora Mae Johnson turns 100 Aug. 14, 2011

Mrs. Cora Mae Johnson of the Spring Hill community, will become a centenarian, this weekend.

Newton Blotter - 08-12-11

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:

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Newton school board breaks grounds on NHS site

COVINGTON — The Newton County Board of Education helped break ground on the replacement site for Newton High School this week.

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New digs: Board takes tour of school

The Newton County Board of Education members got their first look inside the county's newest school this week.

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