News for Wednesday, January 30, 2013


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Alcovy girls hope area change helps playoff chances

COVINGTON -- After failing to make the state soccer playoffs the past few seasons, the Lady Tigers have a good chance to achieving that goal this season.. It's not that the Alcovy girls were bad, it's that they were usually paired with

Heritage boys fall to Winder

CONYERS -- Winder-Barrow and Heritage were about even through three quarters in Tuesday's basketball game in Conyers. In the final period, the visitors from Barrow County had just enough to pull off the road win.

Newton knocks off Luella

LUELLA -- Newton's boys basketball team made its mark toward ending the regular season as the No. 1 seed after handing the current Region 2-AAAAAA leader, Luella, its third loss of the season with a 55-44 victory on Tuesday.

Carpenters to leave Newton schools this week

A top school official and a high school principal are leaving the Newton County School System this week.

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Blowin' in the wind

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New motor vehicle tax effective in March

Tax Commissioner Barbara Dingler is urging citizens to be aware of changes to motor vehicle taxes effective March 1.

Council divided over city manager appointment

The Covington City Council has not yet reached a consensus on who the net city manager should be.

Newton County Schools to hold pre-k registration

The Newton County School System will hold registration for the district's Georgia lottery funded prekindergarten program next month.

Parents can tour theme school next month

The Newton County Theme School at Ficquett will conduct tours next month.

Newton Schools cancels after-school activities

All after school activities are canceled Wednesdsay.

Prepare for the unexpected during Severe Weather Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week starts Feb. 4.

JDA awarded loan for Baxter project

The JDA has been awarded a $5.9 million loan to construct an on-site pretreatment facility for Baxter International.

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Audience requests shape folk singer David Roth's performance

Chicago native David Roth has been playing his "James Taylor meets Will Rogers" style of inspirational acoustic music for nearly three decades, and even though he performs in excess of 100 concerts a year, he rarely takes the stage with a set list.

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RONDA RICH: To be a storyteller, observe others

Occasionally, someone truly interested in the art of writing will ask me, "What does it take to be a writer?"