News for Thursday, January 3, 2013


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Former Covington resident giving back

COVINGTON -- Former Covington resident Sgt. John Evans went from the battle fields of the Iraq War to the battle field of the gridiron as a soldier-hero for the 12th presentation of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl which will be played on Saturday.. Even though the soldiers and

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Newton County Sheriff's Office trains for school shooting

School resource officers and other senior Newton County Sheriff's Office personnel underwent active shooter training at a Newton County school Thursday.

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Increase of flu cases reported in east metro

Health care workers in the east metro area are reporting an increase in the number of patients with flu and flu-like symptoms.

MLK service set for Jan. 20

The 2013 Martin Luther King celebration is coming up and the organizing committee is seeking participants, nominations and donations.

Newton schools looking into national test changes

Some Newton County students may take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers in a few years.

U.S. District Judge Jones to speak at prayer breakfast

U.S. District Court Judge Steve C. Jones will speak at a Jan. 11 legislative prayer breakfast.

Local non-profit gets boost from pledges of kindness

A nonprofit started by a Newton County resident, Food for Thought, recently received a big boost thanks to a national snack food company and residents of the Atlanta area.

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Christmas tree fire destroys home

Fire destroyed a family home on Collier Street Sunday after a 6-year-old set the family Christmas tree ablaze

Newton County Jail Blotter for Jan. 4, 2013

The Newton County Jail Blotter for Jan. 4, 2013.