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Covington reschedules Fourth event; Oxford cancels parade

Fourth events in Covington and Porterdale have been rescheduled. Oxford parade is canceled.

Newton County resident sentenced to life for 2011 murder

A Newton County man was sentenced to life without parole for the 2011 murder of a Covington man.

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Local man awarded military honor

Newton resident William Ike Robertson was awarded the Meritorious Service Award by Congressman Austin Scott.

Unemployment increases in Newton, Rockdale

Unemployment increased slightly in May for Rockdale and Newton, but is still down year-over-year.

City of Covington, KCNB encourage recycling

City, KCNB encourage recycling

Clayton's Graduate Studies to hold open house

The Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies will hold its next informational Open House in July.

Bond denied for May armed robbery suspects

A Newton County judge has denied bond for two armed robbery suspects from Rockdale County.

Car show, employee day rescheduled for Sunday

A car show and county employee appreciation day has been rescheduled for Sunday.

Robbery suspects remain jailed

Three men remain in the Newton County jail after allegedly robbing a man that one of them met on a social network last month.

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Education Foundation funds teacher grants

The Newton Education Foundation recently presented a group of Newton County teachers with nearly $5,000 in grants.

Motorists to encounter lots of road projects this summer

Several road projects are beginning this month.

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Johnson visits seniors

Congressman Hank Johnson visited Newton County seniors recently.

Three schools trying to win cash

Big Lots is asking the public to vote online for a favorite video as part of the sixth-annual Lots2Give contest.

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Construction continues at Oxford College

While most student activities settle down over the summer at Oxford College, construction continues this year.

Rep. Johnson partners with cities to provide constituent services

Rep. Johnson worked with local mayors to use existing meeting space in respective city halls.

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Young Americans graduates largest class

Young Americans Christian School graduated its largest class this year.

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Schulz honored by ACCG

Commissioner Nancy Schulz was recently honored by ACCG.

Newton schools begin summer schedule

The Newton County School System now is operating on a summer schedule.

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Piedmont holds 43rd commencement exercises

Piedmont Academy held its Class of 2013 graduation ceremony Sunday.

Main Street director resigns

Main Street Director Josephine Kelly has resigned, effective June 7.

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Salem grad gets scholarship in honor of former student

Salem High School senior Avery Reagan recently was presented a $5,000 check from the Diego Rincon Scholarship.

Tickets on sale for River Ramble

The Alcovy River Ramble takes place June 8.

'12 Newton grads outpace state; Rate increases from last year

Newton County's high school graduation rate outpaces the state's average and has increased 12 percent from last school year.

Memorial Day events taking place in Covington, Conyers

There are several Memorial Day events planned for Covington and Conyers.

Car show to coincide with county employee event Sunday

A car show will coincide with a county employee recognition event on Sunday.

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Traveling Angels honors seniors with dinner

Traveling Angels will host its annual dinner honoring senior citizens Saturday, May 18.

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Oxford graduates Class of 2013

Oxford College held its 168th commencement exercises Saturday.

Main Street reports three business expansions, one new retail store

The Main Street Covington quarterly report was presented to the City Council and BOC this week.

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School pegs SKC as top partner

Local manufacturing company SKC Inc. recently was named the 2013 NCSS Partner of the Year for the Newton County School System.

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Davis students win Clean Air art contest

Several Rockdale County students recently placed in a contest by the Clean Air Campaign.

Two Newton students selected for Governor's Honors

Two Newton County students were selected for the summer Governor's Honors Program.

Rutledge celebrates 30th fair

The 30th Annual Rutledge Country Fair takes place Saturday, May 4.

Unemployment declines in Newton and Rockdale

Unemployment rates continue to decline in Newton and Rockdale.

Newton students earn awards at state science fair

Newton County students recently earned awards at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair in Athens.

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Five NHS seniors get Gates Scholarships

Newton High School has five students who can receive $2.5 million through the Gates scholarship program.

Free fishing event set for Saturday

The FFA-FCCLA Center will host a free kids fishing event Saturday.

GPC Newton to celebrate Earth Day

GPC's Newton Campus will hold an Earth Day celebration Thursday.

Mosquito season gets early start

Mosquito season is here early.

DeKalb man's murder trial to start next week

One of the three co-defendants accused of killing and burning an Atlanta man in Newton County will have his trial next week.

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Women's Club members honored

Women's club members honored at state level.

NCSS seeks input on school improvement plan

Parents are asked to review the Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan.

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Smith seeking reelection to Covington council

Covington Councilman Chris Smith is running for reelection.

GPTC appoints new vice president

Judy Taylor will be Georgia Piedmont Technical College's new vice president of Institutional Advancement and executive director of the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Foundation.

Rep. Johnson opens annual student art contest

The 2013 Congressional Arts Competition is for eligible high school students throughout the district.

Emory provost to deliver Oxford commencement address

Claire Sterk, Emory University provost, will deliver the address to graduates during Oxford College Commencement 2013.

Piedmont announces key appointments

Georgia Piedmont Technical College recently announced the appointment of three key people.

Douglas ends congressional bid

County Commissioner John Douglas has ended his bid for Congress.

Former Newton admin among those indicted in Atlanta schools cheating scandal

A former Newton County school administrator is among the 35 Atlanta Public Schools educators who were indicted Friday by a grand jury.

Unemployment down in Newton, Rockdale

Unemployment rates in Newton and Rockdale continue to decline.

Newton schools to close for Spring Break

The Newton County School System will be closed to students and staff from April 1 through 5 for Spring Break.