News for Monday, January 24, 2011

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Feeling bookish

Oak Hill Elementary School second-grader Emily Jenkins just stepped next door when school dismissed Monday to peruse books in the children's section of the Porter Memorial Branch Library on Ga. Highway 212, adjacent to her school.

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Five Title I schools get state honor

COVINGTON -- The state has designated five Title 1 schools in the Newton County School System as distinguished schools.

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BOC signs five-year deal for lawn care

COVINGTON -- County commissioners recently locked in lawn maintenance costs for five years by renewing a contract with the current provider, Durden's Lawn Maintenance.

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CPD buying new server paid for with drug funds

COVINGTON -- The Covington Police Department plans to spend some drug dealers' money. Chief Stacey Cotton announced to the Covington City Council recently that he will upgrade the department's record management server and will be using forfeited drug funds to make the purchase.

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Monte Carlo for the Arts fundraiser tickets on sale

PORTERDALE -- Tickets will be on sale through Friday for Monte Carlo for the Arts, the annual fundraiser for Southern Heartland Arts Inc.

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Local youth honored by Boys & Girls Club

SOCIAL CIRCLE -- Nia Smith has been named the Social Circle Boys & Girls Club 2011 Youth of the Year.

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Local youth honored by Boys & Girls Club

SOCIAL CIRCLE — Nia Smith has been named the Social Circle Boys & Girls Club 2011 Youth of the Year.

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