News for Monday, August 13, 2012


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Newton County man charged with death of fellow inmate in Jackson

A Newton County man incarcerated at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a fellow inmate.

Children found wandering while parents absent

A 4-year-old and 2-year-old were found crying for their mothers in separate incidents.

County turns over last NSP houses to Habitat

Habitat for Humanity will take responsibility for the last leg of the county's NSP program.

City approves garbage rate hike

The Covington City Council approved the final reading of an ordinance to raise sanitation fees.

Covington News reporter reports threat

Covington News reporter files complaint with Covington Police Department over threatening letter.

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Schools receive physical education grant

The Newton County School System has received the Carol M. White Physical Education Program grant.

Library offering audio, eBooks on website

Newton County Library System will offer audiobooks and eBooks on its website beginning Sept. 1.

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Truelove-Payne Engagement

Ronnie and Sharri Truelove of Conyers announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Nicole Truelove of Covington, to Timothy Chad Payne of Covington, son of Tim and Jeanne Payne of Covington.

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Duo hosts event to support Phoenix Pass

Ed and Angie Tracey recently hosted a Party with a Purpose to support Phoenix Pass, a transitional housing program for homeless women and children in Rockdale County.

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Emma Eidson Birth

Dorothy Emma Eidson was born on July 12 at Northside Hospital, weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces and measuring 21 inches long. She is the daughter of Aubrey Nell Underwood-Eidson and David Stark Eidson of Powder Springs, Ga.

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Dunn-Hagan Engagement

Bill and Jane Dunn of Conyers announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Elisabeth Dunn of Dahlonega, to Dr. William Wallace Hagan, son of Robert and JoAnn Hagan of Statesboro.

Health Reports for Aug. 14, 2012

Health reports for Newton and Rockdale counties for Aug. 14, 2012