News for Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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Ummm ... Good!

Draylan Jefferson had a tough time filling up his strawberry basket at Mitcham Farm on Macedonia Church Road in Oxford as he kept eating all the best specimens.

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Library funding slashed

COVINGTON -- In what Library Board of Trustees Chair Lois Upham called a "depressing development," the Newton County Library System will not receive any state funding to purchase materials for fiscal year 2012 due to state funding cuts.

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Nonprofit 4Sarah helps women in the adult industry

ATLANTA -- When Cloe saw herself dancing in a mirror she broke down and sobbed.

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Rotary Onions - 05-10-11

Students from Eastside High School got a workout Tuesday afternoon assisting the Rotary Club of Covington in distributing Vidalia onions to members for the club's major fund raiser.

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Newton to get more storm aid

Newton County could be getting more assistance to clean up and repair areas damaged by storms in late April.

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NCSS to spend nearly $6M less next school year

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Board of Education is expected to approve next week its tentative budget for the 2011-12 school year.

Food help available to victims

COVINGTON — Newton County storm victims who suffered damage to their homes and loss of food supplies may qualify for a special food stamp program, according to Rachel Taylor, director of the Newton County Department of Family and Children's Services.

Rotary Onions

Students from Eastside High School got a workout Tuesday afternoon assisting the Rotary Club of Covington in distributing Vidalia onions to members for the club's major fund raiser. Rotary members are selling the 25-pound bags of the famous onions for $18 each. Proceeds benefit the club's Empty Stocking Fund. Shown here are, from left, Rotary member Wayne Pugh, owner of Liway Trucking where the onions were brought for distribution, and Eastside students Bryson Malcolm, a junior; Matt Hitchcock, junior; Paul Hadaway, junior; and Cameron Boyd, sophomore.

Man arrested after obscene pics displayed

COVINGTON — Covington police arrested a 42-year-old man at Dunkin' Donuts in Newton Plaza around 10 p.m. Saturday after a complaint that he was displaying obscene material on his laptop computer while in the restaurant.

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