News for Wednesday, February 16, 2011


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Fun in the sun

With the advent of warmer temperatures and sunny days, area youngsters were enthusiastically getting down to the business of breathing fresh air and exercising their bodies at Denny Dobbs Park on Wednesday afternoon.

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Arbor Day celebration to be held Friday

COVINGTON -- Residents of Covington and Newton County are invited to celebrate Arbor Day at an 11 a.m. ceremony Friday at Turner Lake Complex, located at 6185 Turner Lake Road.

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Police arrest 3 on charges of dogfighting

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office made three arrests Friday night in connection with suspected dogfighting at a home off Ga. Highway 162.

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NCSO: Some missing vases may not be stolen

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office has learned that some of the vases missing from Lawnwood Cemetery may have been taken for safekeeping by the families whose loved ones are buried there.

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Ga. 81/Crowell to get SPLOST 2005 funds

COVINGTON -- Newton County has a little over $5 million in 2005 SPLOST dollars left for transportation projects, and the intersection at Ga. Highway 81 and Crowell Road will benefit.

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NCFS warns of increased fire hazards

COVINGTON -- While warmer temperatures send residents outside to do yard work, the Newton County Fire Service reports it has been kept busy this week fighting several woods and grass fires throughout the county.