News for Monday, July 18, 2011


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Roadwork flying along

Newton County Public Works employee Carl Jirzzard preps the right of way off Airport Road on Monday in order to widen a turn lane to accommodate buses that will be traveling the road when Flint Hill Elementary School opens Aug. 4.

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Clerk chased by would-be robber at Dollar General

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating the attempted armed robbery of the Dollar General Store at 3227 Salem Road early Sunday morning.

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Gran Prix bike race coming to town Friday

The fifth annual Georgia Cycling Gran Prix sponsored by TopView Sports will roll into town Friday. The event takes place Wednesday through Sunday and will be in Covington, Oxford and south Newton four of those six days.

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Ga. National Guard commander speaks to Rockdale Rotary Club

Major Gen. Maria Britt, commanding general of the Georgia Army National Guard, is scheduled to speak Wednesday to the Rotary Club of Rockdale County.

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Loganville Court offers amnesty for overdue traffic fines

COVINGTON -- If you've ever been through Loganville and gotten a ticket you didn't pay for, there may be some good news waiting for you.The city of Loganville Municipal Court will be offering an Amnesty Program during the month of August in an effort to clear up the backlog of cases and collect unpaid traffic and ordinance violation fines.

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Board to set millage rate today

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Board of Education is expected to set its millage rate for the 2011-12 school year at tonight's meeting, and although the rate is maxed out, residents still could see an increase in property taxes next year.

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Gas prices climb, demand down

Gas prices continue to increase, despite a decreased demand for fuel.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- July 20, 2011

Newton Your Next Best Friend

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Car show to benefit the military

COVINGTON — Rose King knows all about sacrificing for the greater good. She has six family members in the military, including one son serving in Afghanistan and one set to deploy in January.

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Gran Prix bike race starts Friday

One of the Southeast's biggest bicycle races is coming to town.