News for Monday, February 14, 2011

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Healthy learners: Grant helps students learn good lifestyles choices

COVINGTON -- Heard-Mixon Elementary School second-grader Austin King knows he shouldn't smoke so his lungs will stay healthy. He also knows he shouldn't drink too many soft drinks and that he should exercise as much as he can.

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Registration under way for run

COVINGTON -- Though Relay for Life isn't until April, the Newton County committee is already busy raising funds.

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Great deals for a good cause

Laura Hall looks through the hundreds of necklaces available during the Newton Medical Auxiliary's accessory sale.

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Little Mr., Miss Newton Co. Pageant to be held Saturday

COVINGTON -- The 2011 Little Mr. and Miss Newton County Pageant will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday at Alcovy High School. Admission is free.

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Authorities: Vase vandals strike again

In less than a week the cemetery vandals have struck again, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office. The total is now up to 126 vases, or approximately $35,000 worth of bronze, that have been stolen since mid-January from Lawnwood Cemetery at 1111 Access Road.

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ER expansion on SPLOST 2011 list

When the emergency room at Newton Medical Center was expanded in 1993, the facility was seeing 18,000 visits a year.

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Lost 2-year-old located by NCSO bloodhound

COVINGTON -- Newton County Sheriff's Office canine Pete was the hero of the day Friday after he located a lost 2-year-old who had wandered away from her home.

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Cemetery vandals strike third time

COVINGTON — In less than a week the cemetery vandals have struck again, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office. The total is now up to 126 vases, or approximately $35,000 worth of bronze, that have been stolen since mid-January from Lawnwood Cemetery at 1111 Access Road.

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