News for Wednesday, June 8, 2011


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Creative expression

Rising first- through six-graders are at Oxford College this week learning about music and art.

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Covington will vote on Sunday alcohol

COVINGTON -- Residents in the city of Covington will have the chance to vote on whether alcohol should be sold on Sundays.

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State justice speaks to city civic groups

COVINGTON -- Georgia Supreme Court Justice Harris Hines touched on several topics during his address to a joint meeting of the Covington Kiwanis and Covington Rotary Clubs on Tuesday. His most important point he saved for last.

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New coach bringing fast-paced game to Eastside basketball

COVINGTON -- Gregory Freeman is bringing his aggressive style of defensive basketball to Eastside's boys program, where he hopes he'll have the same success he had at Class AA Lamar County.

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County nixes purchase of rail line

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Board of Commissioners reached a decision Tuesday night not to pursue the purchase of the unused Norfolk Southern rail line in Newton County.

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NCSS cautious about more tax revenues

COVINGTON -- The Newton County School System could receive about $2 million more in revenues than previously expected next school year, but system officials remain cautious until they actually see the money.

Newton Blotter - 06-10-11

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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John Manning, Jr.

John William Manning, Jr., age 80, of New Orleans, LA, died June 5, 2011, at Abbey Hospice in Walton County. Dr. Manning, a beloved Professor of Physiology at Emory University ...