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Bear spotted south of Newborn

Bear spotted south of Newborn

A large bear was spotted south of Newborn this week, and the Jasper County man who initially reported the bear says there is evidence it’s hanging around, but an official with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources said real concern doesn’t set in until a bear starts damaging property or stops showing fear.

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Bear spotted south of Newborn

Bear spotted south of Newborn

A large bear was spotted south of Newborn this week, and the Jasper County man who initially reported the bear says there is evidence it’s hanging around, but an official with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources said real concern doesn’t set in until a bear starts damaging property or stops showing fear.

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Posted: apr. 19, 2014 11:08 p.m.
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Alternative education program contract up for renewal

Officials with Ombudsman Education Services, the Newton County School System’s alternative education provider for at-risk students, made their pitch to get their contract renewed for the next year, and potentially next three years.

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Posted: apr. 19, 2014 10:57 p.m.

Smart Growth’s political forum

Early voting for the May 20 Primary begins Friday, and local group Smart Growth Newton County is giving residents a chance to hear from all the local and state candidates facing opposition this year.

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Posted: apr. 19, 2014 10:55 p.m.
Paving his way

Paving his way

A home-schooled kid with a father who dropped out of high school and a mother who dropped out of college doesn’t quite fit the typical profile for a stellar college student.

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Posted: apr. 19, 2014 10:43 p.m.
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Taking the challenge

Taking the challenge

THE WINNERS OF THE CHEERIOS CHALLENGE

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Posted: apr. 19, 2014 10:37 p.m.
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Student choirs take Disney trip

Choirs from two Newton County schools traveled over 400 miles to perform at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., becoming the stars of their own Disney show on April 5.

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Posted: apr. 19, 2014 8:56 p.m. | Updated: apr. 19, 2014 10:00 p.m.

CRCT testing begins next week

The Georgia Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests will be administered to all students in grades three through eight April 22-May 1.

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Posted: apr. 19, 2014 8:54 p.m. | Updated: apr. 19, 2014 10:00 p.m.

GPC tuition to increase

Georgia Perimeter College is one of 27 University System of Georgia institutions that will see only a 2.5 percent increase in tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year, a smaller percentage than average increases throughout the state.

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Posted: apr. 19, 2014 8:55 p.m. | Updated: apr. 19, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Sam B. Hay, Jr. into GCA Hall of Fame

Sam B. Hay, Jr. into GCA Hall of Fame

The Georgia Cattlemen’s Association inducted Sam B. Hay, Jr. into the GCA Hall of Fame at the Cattlemen’s Ball on Friday, April 4 during its 53rd annual convention & trade show and 17th annual Georgia Beef Expo in Perry.

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Posted: apr. 19, 2014 8:28 p.m. | Updated: apr. 19, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Newton HS drama presents new show

Newton HS drama presents new show

Many high-schoolers run out of the door as soon as the bell rings Friday afternoon, eager for the weekend and time away from school. Not Tawana Parker-Bellamy’s cast of yellow, emerald and gold. In the auditorium, they dance, sing, laugh, play and make sure they know what type of food will be provided at an upcoming cast lunch.

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Posted: apr. 19, 2014 8:51 p.m. | Updated: apr. 19, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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The hunt is on

The hunt is on

Social Circle United Methodist Church kicks off its Easter celebration with its annual community egg hunt Saturday morning at Gunter Hall.

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Posted: apr. 19, 2014 9:44 p.m. | Updated: apr. 19, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Smart Growth Candidate Forum 2014

Posted: apr. 18, 2014 11:21 a.m.

Kroger helps give back

The next time you buy your groceries part of the proceeds could go to your favorite nonprofit.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 8:32 p.m. | Updated: apr. 18, 2014 8:50 a.m.

Monday is voter registration deadline

Monday is the voter registration deadline for anyone who wants to vote in May 20 Primary Election.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 8:30 p.m. | Updated: apr. 18, 2014 8:43 a.m.
Covington Y prepares Cheerios Challenge

Covington Y prepares Cheerios Challenge

The Covington YMCA will host the 13th Annual Cheerios Challenge this Saturday, welcoming runners of all ages to its yearly Healthy Kid’s Day Celebration.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 8:49 p.m. | Updated: apr. 17, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Gazebo gets committee’s support

Gazebo gets committee’s support

The hotly-debated gazebo proposed to be built on the Covington square was sent to a committee this week for more citizen and business owner feedback.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 8:53 p.m. | Updated: apr. 17, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Reach for their roots

Reach for their roots

Recess was over, but a group of Middle Ridge Elementary School second-graders was still outside, accompanied by teachers and even the principal. And there was nothing but encouragement.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 8:29 p.m. | Updated: apr. 17, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Farm Bureau hosting meet and greet

Ask the candidates some questions and enjoy some homemade strawberry ice cream May 1 at the Newton County Farm Bureau’s candidate meet and greet.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 8:33 p.m. | Updated: apr. 17, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Teachers win grants to fund innovation

Teachers win grants to fund innovation

Four teachers were presented with the Spring 2014 ReImagine Newton Classroom Grant by the Newton County Board of Education at its April work session on Tuesday evening. The grants, funded by the Newton Foundation for Educational Excellence, pay for a wide variety of innovative, instructional projects and materials.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 8:35 p.m. | Updated: apr. 17, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Alternative ed program contract up for renewal

Officials with Ombudsman Education Services, the Newton County School System’s alternative education provider for at-risk students, made their pitch to get their contract renewed for the next year, and potentially next three years.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 8:00 p.m.

Two fatality wrecks on Ga. 36 this week

There were two fatality automobile wrecks this week in Newton County on Ga. Highway 36, but neither involved a Newton County resident.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 11:46 a.m.

Braves change policy on guns in stadium

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves will no longer allow some off-duty police officers to carry guns at Turner Field, which has prompted objections.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 10:34 a.m.

Traffic slow at I-20 west near Salem Rd.

Update, 10 a.m.: The Georgia Department of Transporation's traffic website says no lanes are blocked as of 9:54 a.m., but the website still shows the area in red, meaning speeds are less than 30 m.p.h.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 8:39 a.m.

Porterdale FD's Spring Fling

Spring is known as a time for cleaning and renewal.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2014 8:04 p.m. | Updated: apr. 15, 2014 10:00 p.m.

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