News for Thursday, July 21, 2011

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Employee cuts revealed

A list of positions affected by budget cuts was released by Newton County late Thursday afternoon.

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Sign ordinance not yet put to bed

Despite approving a new sign ordinance in June, the City Council is not done discussing the issue.

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NCSS fails to meet AYP

For the second consecutive year, the Newton County School System has not met Adequate Yearly Progress.

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Broadway's best right in Covington

Students attending the Arts Association's Musical Theatre Camp this week are experiencing the bright lights of Broadway right here at home.

Newton Blotter - 07-22-11

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:

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Coming in Sunday East Metro

The 2nd Annual Let's Make a Miracle Car and Bike Show will be held Aug. 6 at the Turner Lake Complex. Admission to visitors is free and cost to enter a car or motorcycle into the competition is $20 the day of the event.

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Coming Sunday

Local experts weigh in on the best ways to eliminate mosquitoes from your yard and protect yourself against these bloodthirsty insects.

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Porterdale council hears opposition to millage increase

PORTERDALE — The first of three public hearings for the city's proposed millage rate increase Tuesday night drew critical comments from two citizens, including former mayor Wayne Maddox.

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Middleton resigns as county officer

Newton County Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer John Middleton has resigned.

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Broadway's best right in Covington

Students attending the Arts Association's Musical Theatre Camp this week are experiencing the bright lights of Broadway right here at home. Thirty-five students in grades four through 11 have been rehearsing for two weeks for a performance of Broadway tunes to take place at 7 p.m. Friday at Newton High School's Porter Auditorium. Sponsors of the camp are William H. Mathieu, P.C. and Alexander Royston LLP. Tickets to the performance are $3. For more information, call 770-786-8188.

Snapping Shoals EMC holds annual meeting

CONYERS — For an annual business meeting, Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corporation's Thursday gathering gives members plenty of reasons to attend.

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