News for Wednesday, August 3, 2011

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Ready to roll

Newton County School System bus driver Tracy Pirkle prepared for the new school year Wednesday by making sure her bus was clean and the fuel tank full.

Group plans memorial for unmarked graves

The African-American Historical Association of Newton County is planning memorial services for those buried in recently discovered unmarked graves at City and Westview cemeteries.

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School board upholds non-renewal of former administrator's contract

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Board of Education upheld a recommendation from Newton County School System Superintendent Gary Mathews to not renew an assistant principal's contract this year.

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Ombudsman students will meet at Sharp after all

COVINGTON -- The Newton County School System has announced that students scheduled to attend the new Ombudsman program will be meeting in the old Sharp Learning Center building when the new school year begins Thursday.

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Covington sets PEG ad rates

The City Council approved Monday night new advertising rates for its Public, Educational and Government, or PEG, channels on Charter Communications television.

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Covington PD interrupts burglary at Johnson's Supermarket

COVINGTON -- Covington Police interrupted a burglary in progress in the early morning hours Tuesday and made three arrests in connection with the incident.

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Covington PD interrupts burglary at Johnson's Supermarket

COVINGTON — Covington Police interrupted a burglary in progress in the early morning hours Tuesday and made three arrests in connection with the incident.

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Feeling the heat: Expert urges caution during summer temperatures

Temperatures are officially predicted to reach triple digits today, but if you've been paying attention locally, you'll know 100-degree temperatures have already been seen more than once this summer. And there seems to be very little relief on the horizon for the long, hot summer of 2011.

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VETERAN'S STORY: Being an Army nurse seemed 'the thing to do'

When her father, Dr. John W. McClain, made house calls in Mitchell County, Elizabeth would run to the barn to turn the starting crank handle on his Model T Ford, thrilled she was allowed to drive the old "Tin Lizzie" around to the front of their house.

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