News for Tuesday, January 18, 2011

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Mathews proposes to outsource alternative education, other cuts

COVINGTON -- The Newton County School System plans to outsource its alternative education services next school year to save money.

HUCKABY: We did the best we could digging out of snow, ice

Let the debate begin. Folks all over the metro area have been lambasting local and state governments for their "poor response" to the recent snow emergency.

HOLT: Tight budget will dominate 2011 session

The 2011 legislative session had a rough start. Only events mandated by the state constitution were held during our first week. Everything else was canceled due to the historic snow and ice storm that temporarily paralyzed Atlanta.

LETTERS: Victims deserve swift justice in Tucson shooting

The spectacle billed as a memorial service for those killed and wounded in the Arizona shooting rampage seemed more like one would expect at a sporting event or a political rally.

LETTERS: Rally at Capitol to protect the lives of unborn babies

This month we pass the 37th anniversary of the infamous Supreme Court decision allowing abortion on demand. As before, Jan. 22 is a rallying date for all Pro-Lifers to speak up and speak out for the baby in the womb.

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Back at it

It may be tough for Newton County students to get back in the groove of doing classwork after a weeklong break from school due to the snow and ice storm that caused treacherous roads and Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. birthday holiday.

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Foreclosures being actively marketed

COVINGTON -- One in four homes for sale in Newton County is a foreclosed property, according to a review of foreclosure trends by RealtyStore, a national consumer-focused provider of residential foreclosure listings.

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Fire chief announces retirement

COVINGTON -- After more than 39 years, Covington Fire Department Chief Don Floyd is ready to hand over the keys to the fire truck.

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Chamber meeting rescheduled

COVINGTON -- The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce has rescheduled its annual meeting, which was canceled last week due to inclement weather.

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Local country singer wins award

COVINGTON -- Local country music singer Hannah Thomas has another award under her belt.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- Jan. 019, 2011

Newton Your Next Best Friend

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