News for Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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Under the weather

After a rainy few days, two Hale Construction workers spent the day Tuesday pumping excess water out of the construction area of the Newton College and Career Academy being built behind Newton High School on Ram Drive in Covington.

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NCSS: 4 picked for summer program

Four Newton County students will get a special summer experience this year.

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Local mom needs money for transplant

Covington resident Tracey Ledford is a single mom with a 12-year-old son. When she could work, she maintained swimming pools and managed her own horse stable. A kidney transplant would put her back to doing those things, but first she has to jump a bigger hurdle than she ever asked of one of her horses.

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Authorities: Man exposed himself to woman at library

A Newton County Library patron was the victim of an indecent exposure incident while she was in the library, according to the Covington Police Department.

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Organic farmer honored

Nicholas Donck, owner of Crystal Organic Farm in Newborn, has been named Newton County Conservationist of the Year by the Upper Ocmulgee River Soil and Water Conservation District.

DOT: Settler's Grove closing rescheduled due to weather

The closing of Settler's Grove Road has been delayed due to inclement weather. The road will now be closed at its intersection with Ga. Highway 142 beginning 10 a.m. Monday, April 4, continuing for 60 days, weather permitting, the Georgia Department of Transportation has announced.

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DOT: Settler's Grove closing rescheduled due to weather

The closing of Settler's Grove Road has been delayed due to inclement weather. The road will now be closed at its intersection with Ga. Highway 142 beginning 10 a.m. Monday, April 4, continuing for 60 days, weather permitting, the Georgia Department of Transportation has announced.

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