News for Tuesday, July 24, 2012


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Covington's Cotton named Outstanding Chief of Year

Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton has been named Outstanding Police Chief of the Year by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.

Letter: Dems planned to keep Probate Court judgeship partisan

My theory is that the Democrats planned to keep Probate Court judge as a partisan issue until next year.

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Jeff Meadors: Funding changes provide plethora of options for students

A movement toward choice has made its case and state officials have responded.

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Darrell Huckaby: Aurora a reflection of a society in decay

Our problems as a society go far beyond the scope of the NRA.

Letter: Strauss understands challenges of his constituents

I want an ordinary person, living an ordinary life, with every day problems, as my commissioner.

Former Salem star Brown having big summer

Jarrett Brown is having himself a nice summer on the baseball diamond. The former Salem star, playing for the Home Plate Chukars in the Sun Belt summer wood bat league, has been one of the team's top pitchers. Brown, a rising sophomore at the University of Georgia, has appeared in

Football practice mandatory before pads go on

COVINGTON -- In order to help combat the problem facing many high school football players during these dog days of summer, the Georgia High School Association is allowing schools to begin officially practice a week ahead of the Aug. 1 date set for pads.

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Parents, students invited to school open houses

Each Newton County school is scheduled to hold an open house next week.

City allows after hours airport access to pilots

The city of Covington is allowing after hours access to the terminal at Covington Municipal Airport.

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Miracle League to have busy August

August is a busy month for Miracle League of Newton County.

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A variety of pets are available this week at Newton, Rockdale shelters

There are a variety of cats and dogs available for adoption this week at the Newton, Rockdale animal shelters.

Newton, Rockdale health reports for July 25

Health Reports for Newton and Rockdale counties for July 25, 2012