News for Tuesday, June 7, 2011


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City seeks restrictions on pit bulls

Describing pit bulldogs as a "stick of dynamite with a short fuse that could blow up at any time," Councilman Mike Harper asked his fellow council members Monday night to consider banning pit bulls in Porterdale.

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Council keeps rate hike to minimum

The power cost adjustment for city of Covington electricity customers is slated to rise by September, but the increase may not be as steep as it could be.

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NCSO appeals to public for help in solving murder

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in solving the murder case involving Manuel Samano Castillo of Covington.

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Arts Association, Main Street team up for concerts

COVINGTON -- It's time to head to the Covington Square with your family and maybe a picnic to enjoy the sounds of summer.

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Oxford appoints new councilman, police chief

OXFORD -- The city of Oxford continues to go through personnel changes.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- June 08, 2011

Newton Your Next Best Friend

Playful Cubs

Cub Scout Logan Tyndall learns how to shoot a bow and arrow Monday with help from Zack Rankin at the Yellow River Boy Scout District Day Camp held at the Salem Campground. The camp continues this week with several activities planned each day for scouts. The theme of this year's day camp is athletics and athletes with Alcovy High School football players scheduled to volunteer at the camp Friday, according to Yellow River District Executive Chelsea Denson.

Newton Poll - 06-04-11

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