News for Monday, March 7, 2011


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Learning about life

Parent volunteer Flynn Jones helps a groups of boys learn what it's like to shave -- using shaving cream and a popsicle stick -- during Livingston Elementary School's Community Day on Monday morning.

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City to use SPLOST for airport, roads

The city of Covington's share of SPLOST will total nearly $7.47 million, and most will be used for transportation projects.

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Covington proceeds with caution on railroad talks

City of Covington officials agreed over the weekend to let the city attorney get more information from Norfolk Southern regarding purchase of a rail line, but they also want to be sure grant money is still available and know what the county's involvement will be.

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School board to meet tonight

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Board of Education is expected to make many decisions regarding multi-million budget cuts at tonight's work session.

Newton Sex Offenders - 03-05-11

Daniel Alexander, 155 Fairlane DriveKenneth Andrews, 50 Campbelton TraceLee Atchison, 107 West Clark St., OxfordDarrell Ayers, 620 Riverfield LaneJames Bagley, 1608 Cornish Mountain RoadAnthony Baisden, Newton County Sheriff's OfficeSamuel Ballard, 715 Navajo Trail

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Citizen Sports Editor Jeff Gillespie succumbs to cancer

CONYERS — Rockdale Citizen and Newton Citizen Sports Editor Jeff Gillespie died Friday evening at an Atlanta hospice after a long battle against cancer.

Putting down the smart phone for Lent

CONYERS — On Wednesday, many Christians will give up chocolate, red meat or other indulgences as part of their observance of Lent. Nowadays, some are adding Facebook on their "things to do without" list during the 40 days leading up to Easter.