News for Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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Soldier sweets

Sgt. Jonathan McCroy unloads Girl Scout cookies at the Covington National Guard Armory on Wednesday. Sisters Sarah and Charlotte McCauley of Girl Scout Troop 20319 in Atlanta delivered 12,000 boxes of cookies to be shipped to troops overseas via Operation Sandbox. The girls coordinated the collection and delivery of cookies for their service unit, which includes 90 scout troops. Folks who didn't want to purchase cookies for themselves had the opportunity to buy boxes and donate to the troops.

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City steps up efforts to clean up

Social Circle is stepping up efforts to clean up abandoned buildings and homes by putting a renewed focus on code enforcement.

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NCSO signs up for ICE program

The Newton County Sheriff's Office has recently signed on to participate in the federal Secure Communities program, sponsored by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security.

Zoe Hicks given 'Unsung Heroine' honor

The State Bar of Georgia announced that Zoe Hicks, an attorney and chair of the Oxford College Board of Counselors, recently was named the 2011 Alumnae Unsung Heroine by the Center for Women at Emory.

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Live Oak Elementary holds Dad Day

As part of the Title 1 Parent Involvement Program, Live Oak Elementary School invited fathers to spend the morning in their children's classrooms recently.

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YMCA hosts family game night

Last week, the after-school program at the Covington YMCA held its first Family Game Night for its participants.

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What can be seen in "A Tale of Two Lessons"

Harvard Professor, Tony Wagner, in his book, The Global Achievement Gap, maintains that a "learning walk" through leading suburban high schools will reveal what he calls the "hidden gap."

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Community asked to take survey on naming new school

COVINGTON -- Community members still have time to weigh in on their preferred name for Newton County's 14th elementary school.

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Stanton Springs designated market-ready

Stanton Springs has been named a Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development (GRAD) site by Georgia Allies, a public-private partnership that focuses on economic development marketing.

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Alcovy High School Honor Roll

Alcovy High School First Semester Honor Roll

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Challenge Charter Academy Honor Roll

Challenge Charter Academy Second Quarter Honor Roll

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Covington church burglarized for electronics, Skittles

COVINGTON -- As if to prove that nothing is sacred in today's society, thieves stole several thousand dollars worth of equipment from Hebron World Church on Turner Lake Circle late Sunday night or early Monday morning. And to add insult to injury, they also took several 2-pound bags of Skittles.

Zoe Hicks given 'Unsung Heroine' honor

The State Bar of Georgia announced that Zoe Hicks, an attorney and chair of the Oxford College Board of Counselors, recently was named the 2011 Alumnae Unsung Heroine by the Center for Women at Emory.

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What can be seen in “A Tale of Two Lessons”

Harvard Professor, Tony Wagner, in his book, The Global Achievement Gap, maintains that a "learning walk" through leading suburban high schools will reveal what he calls the "hidden gap."

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