News for Wednesday, March 9, 2011


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Fire Explorers participate in Winterfest competition

The Newton County Fire Explorers from Post 555 recently took a trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn., and competed against 75 other posts at the annual Winterfest.

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Jackson committed to bettering community

In recognition of National Women's History Month, throughout March the Citizen will profile local women who have impacted the community in a positive way. Though many of these women's accomplishments may be mostly unsung, they have each, in their own way, made their mark on history.

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Chase Cain Foundation sponsors fundraiser

The engines are revving up in preparation for the annual Chase Cain Memorial Foundation Motorcycle Ride on March 26. This year's event will be the seventh since the foundation was established in 2005.

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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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Chamber says SKC kept promises

COVINGTON — 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 on Monday night that the industry has made good on its investment commitment.