News for Monday, July 11, 2011

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Tasty delights

A rainy day didn't deter sisters Morgan Crowder, 13, and Mallory Crowder, 6, from enjoying a tasty treat outside Scoops on Monday afternoon on the Square in Covington.

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Officials to mull more budget cuts

Just how the budget set to be approved by commissioners on July 19 will affect various departments, and how many staff members will be displaced, is still not clear.

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NCSS to see test changes

The Newton County School System is preparing for changes in graduation requirements for next school year.

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BOE changes 2 precincts' polling sites

Residents in the Oxford and Stansells precincts will be heading to a new location the next time they go to the polls.

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Local family to appear on 'Makeover' TV show

A family in Madison is getting extreme home renovation help this week from local volunteers and businesses, as well as the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" television show.

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First employee hired at Citizen dies at 97

Frank Smith, known as the unofficial mayor of Milstead and the first employee hired at the Rockdale Citizen in 1953, died Sunday at age 97.

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Covington man robbed at gunpoint

COVINGTON -- A Covington man called police Friday evening to report that he had been robbed at gunpoint at the intersection of Cecilia and Puckett streets.

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BOE changes 2 precincts' polling sites

COVINGTON — Residents in the Oxford and Stansells precincts will be heading to a new location the next time they go to the polls.

Local family to appear on 'Makeover' TV show

MADISON — A family in Madison is getting extreme home renovation help this week from local volunteers and businesses, as well as the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" television show.

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