News for Tuesday, January 4, 2011


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School days resume

Porterdale Elementary School prekindergarten teacher Mary Haney uses Tuesday's teacher work day to organize her room for her returning students this week.

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Officials hold closed vote in meeting

COVINGTON -- The Covington City Council, Board of Commissioners and Industrial Development Authority held a closed meeting Monday afternoon at City Hall for the stated purpose of discussing land acquisition.

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Oxford to hire city manager

OXFORD -- The city of Oxford hopes to start operating under a city manager form of government by July.

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NCSS may not replace retiring school official

COVINGTON -- The Newton County School System may be able to save some money on its top administrators with a possible reorganization due to a pending retirement.

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Ozburn gets community service award

COVINGTON -- Superior Court Judge Samuel D. Ozburn is being honored by the Georgia Bar Association for his community service.

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Ozburn receives state award

Superior Court Judge Samuel Ozburn is being honored by the Georgia Bar Association for his community service work. Ozburn is a recipient of the Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service, which honors lawyers and judges who have made outstanding contributions in the area of community service and volunteerism. Ozburn was nominated by the Newton County Bar Association and several local organizations. For the full story, see Wednesday's Citizen.