News for Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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Patriot Acts: Cities to offer plenty of 4th events

Patriotism is alive and well in Newton County, and this Fourth of July, there are plenty of opportunities to show it.

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City to cut grass on property

The city of Covington will mow overgrown grass on the rights of way of the Central of Georgia Railroad (also known as Norfolk Southern) property at street intersections and behind residences and businesses.

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Area golfers in title hunt at AJG tournament

The Atlanta Junior Golf tournament came back to the east metro area, where several local players took advantage of the short drive to compete at Cherokee Run Golf Club on Tuesday.

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Social Circle: Only mild increase in budget

Not much will change in the next year, based on the 2011-12 budget approved by the Social Circle City Council last week.

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Soldier's death hits home for military family

News of a fallen soldier in Afghanistan this week struck close to home for the Pulliam family of Rockdale County.

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Mayor Carter appointed to policy council

Covington Mayor Kim Carter has been appointed to serve on the Georgia Municipal Association's Legislative Policy Council. The council is responsible for proposing the association's Legislative Platform and engaging other city officials in the legislative process throughout the year in helping move the platform forward.

HUCKABY: Welcome to all who follow laws

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

SHIELDS: You can choose your friends, but not your relatives

While it might sound like a Hollywood screenplay, what follows really did happen. It was a bare-knuckles political fight for the Democratic nomination for the U. S. Senate featuring two heavyweight contenders.

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Students can transfer under state law

Parents who wish to have their Newton County children transferred to a different school than where they are assigned next school year have less than a month to submit a request.

Soldier's death hits home for military family

CONYERS — News of a fallen soldier in Afghanistan this week struck close to home for the Pulliam family of Rockdale County.

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