News for Monday, October 15, 2012


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Williams Alabama bound

COVINGTON -- Ashley Williams can be considered a basketball phenom. The Alcovy senior went from playing organized basketball for the first time in eighth grade to becoming Alabama's newest recruit five years later.. "When I came out of eighth grade I didn't think I was that good. I've grown so

Woman steals $580 in cash, checks from Covington church preschool

Three workers at the Stewart Baptist Church Preschool, located at 158 Stewart Church Road near Ga. Highway 36 in southern Newton County, were kind to a stranger Friday morning and wound up being robbed of $580 in cash and checks made payable to the preschool.

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Newton High School selects homecoming court

Newton High School recently named its 2012 Homecoming court.

Newborn, Mansfield post offices to get reduced hours

Post offices in Newborn and Mansfield are proposed to have hours reduced.

High-ranking Israeli police study U.S. law enforcement techniques

The Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE) at Georgia State University's Andrew Young School of Police Studies is hosting 16 high-ranking Israeli police officials, to participate in an intensive two weeks of public safety training in the State of Georgia. Among the organizations participating in this event will be the Covington Police Department.

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Early voting proves popular

Early voting got underway Monday.

Forum focus is future of Newton

Candidates were asked three questions abou the future of Newton County at a forum sponsored by the Newton Homebuilders Association.

Superintendent will recommend renewal of Charter Academy

Newton County School System Superintendent Gary Mathews will recommend that the Newton County Board of Education renew Challenge Charter Academy tonight.

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September yard of the month

The Conyers Garden Club presented Gary and Bonnie DuPree of Country Lane Way with the club's Landscape Design Award for the month of September.

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7-year-old gives money to pregnancy center

Janice Olejnik, director of the Refuge Pregnancy Center, at right, recently accepted, on behalf of the center, approximately 40 baby bottles filled with money from 7-year-old Brianna Manuel. Brianna collected the money from church members at her church, City of David Covenant Church in Conyers.

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Barr-Shy Wedding

Pamela Barr and Charles Shy were married on Sept. 22 at Under the Stars Banquet Hall in Oxford.

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RONDA RICH: Southern women flirt through storytelling

It's a funny thing about us Southerners. If a Yankee criticizes us, we haughtily disregard it, muttering over their ignorance.

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Covington, Emory, Gainesville dance troupes team up for production

For the first time in the history of the Arts Association in Newton County, a fall performance by the Covington Regional Ballet has been scheduled.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Cancer survivors will appreciate humor, strength in 'The Dog Lived'

Your dog gets the best of care.. Before you give him toys, you make sure the squeaker isn't a choking danger.

Health inspections for Oct. 16, 2012

Health reports for Oct. 16, 2012