News for Monday, July 23, 2012


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Whitenton shines for St. Lucie Mets

Taylor Whitenton is currently going through one of his best stretches of the season. The former Heritage stand out, now in his fourth season in the New York Mets organization, through July 20 had seven consecutive scoreless appearances out of the bullpen of the Single-A St. Lucie Mets of

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Tucker remains a Tiger

COVINGTON -- Meagan Tucker likes playing for the Tigers so much that the Alcovy point guard is taking her game to the next level playing for the Auburn Tigers after giving them a verbal commitment.. "It was my first choice, that's where I really wanted to go," Tucker, a

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Ayres named new Eastside baseball coach

COVINGTON -- Finding a coach like Jon Ayres this late in the season is like finding a No. 1 draft pick in the final round.. Ayres has been a head coach for 21 years at three different schools including his last school, Golden Gate High School (Naples, Fla.). Prior to

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Downtown roads no longer state route

Hwy. 36 will no longer run through the Square in downtown Covington.

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Cotton named Rotarian of Year

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Newton Fire Service reports house fire on Puppy Chase Saturday

A house on Puppy Chase was destroyed by fire Saturday night, but cause does not appear to be weather-related.

City won't fund another noise study

The Covington City Council won't spend more money on another noise study related to Oconee Metal Recovery.

New fitness center set to open in Covington Nov. 1

Presales are ongoing for membership at Alcovy Fitness and Wellness, a new, completely refurbished facility that will replace the former Coviington Athletic Club.

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Take a book, leave a book

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Collins wants to focus on youth, elderly issues

Former state Rep. Toney Collins is vying for a second term in elective politics.

School board approves millage rate less than rollback

he Newton County Board of Education approved a millage rate less than the rollback rate.

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Theater shooting suspect in court with orange-red hair

His hair dyed orange-red and a dazed look on his face, the man accused of going on a deadly shooting rampage at the opening of the new Batman movie appeared Monday in court for the first time.

Newton's Top Five stories from July 16-22

Below are the Top Five most-viewed stories from July 16-22.

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Penn State fined $60M, wins vacated

The NCAA slammed Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal Monday with an unprecedented series of penalties.