News for Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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Window to the past: SPLOST would help complete history center

COVINGTON -- The renovation of the historic jail on Stallings Street got started with help from SPLOST 2005. Now, $1.2 million in SPLOST 2011 revenues will finish the job.

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Code enforcement an opportunity to help

PORTERDALE -- Police Chief Geoff Jacobs is looking for a little help from area individuals and agencies to improve the quality of life in the historic mill village.

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Vet believes in second chances

A graphic on the front of Tommy Clack's business card depicts a bald eagle in flight with his logo validating the obvious: Have Wheelchair Will Travel.

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School board approves budget cuts

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Board of Education approved nearly $8.3 million in cuts to the general fund operating budget for the 2011-12 school year during its monthly work session Tuesday night.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- Mar. 09, 2011

Newton Your Next Best Friend

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3 Covington men arrested in double shooting at weekend party

COVINGTON -- Two men were shot at a party on Harville Road around 2:15 Saturday morning, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office. Three men have been arrested in connection with the incident.

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Oxford looks into privatizing sanitation services

COVINGTON -- It will be at least another month before the Oxford City Council will decide if the city will privatize its sanitation department.

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Chamber says SKC kept promises

Despite grumbling in the community for years that SKC Inc. did not live up to promises to the community made before it located a manufacturing facility here in 1996, Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce President Hunter Hall told the City Council Monday night that the industry has made good on its investment commitment.

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School board approves cuts

COVINGTON - The Newton County Board of Education approved nearly $8.3 million in cuts to the general fund operating budget for the 2011-12 school year during its monthly work session Tuesday night.

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