News for Wednesday, October 3, 2012


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Obama, Romney clash on economy in first debate

DENVER -- In a showdown at close quarters, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney sparred aggressively in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and strong steps needed to create jobs in a sputtering national economy. "The status quo is not going to cut it," declared

Heritage softball reaches region title game

A two-week break from games didn’t prevent the Heritage softball team from getting one step closer to a region championship.

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Rivers Alive seeking volunteers

KCNB is seeking volunteers for the Rivers Alive event on Oct. 13.

NCSO to open annex on Salem Road

The Newton County Sheriff's Office will open an annex on Salem Road.

Covington Police search for armed robbery suspect in package store hold-up

Covington Police are searching for the man who robbed the Washington Street Package Store at gunpoint early Tuesday morning.

Family holds fundraiser yard sale at Covington's Antiques & More

The Jim Vargo family of Covington is hosting a huge yard sale Saturday, Oct. 6, and Saturday, Oct. 13, to raise funds for life-saving gastroparesis surgery. The event will begin at 7 a.m. both days in the parking lot of Antiques & More on Elm Street.

Woman jailed after leaving young children alone

A 19-year-old woman was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and is being held without bond after she left her 3-year-old and 5-month-old children alone in an apartment.

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Former school board member seeks old seat

Ricky Corley is running as a Republican for the District 2 seat on the Newton County Board of Education.