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Middleton career reaches end

Middleton career reaches end

The end of an era of Newton County government is quickly approaching.

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Updated: aug. 28, 2014 7:29 p.m.

County cuts Henderson pay advance

Newton County Commissioner J.C. Henderson was issued a paycheck advance of $4,500 on Aug. 15. He paid everything back by Aug. 25.

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Posted: aug. 27, 2014 3:35 p.m. | Updated: aug. 27, 2014 6:47 p.m.

Immunizations aren’t just for children

Earlier this month, about 30,000 of our county’s population returned to school. Whether starting kindergarten, returning for their seventh grade year, or heading off to college, there is a lot that goes into preparing a student to start school. School supplies, new shoes, uniforms, new technology, new backpacks and lunchboxes, dorm room fixtures… the list goes on and on. On that list sometimes is a visit to your pediatrician for an update to your child’s immunizations. It should be on all our lists, whether we have small children, grown children or no children.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 6:21 p.m. | Updated: aug. 26, 2014 10:00 p.m.

KING goes home

Hopefully, King’s days of needing saving are in the past.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 6:34 p.m. | Updated: aug. 26, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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FBI Director: local cooperation priority

Cooperation between the FBI and local authorities and counterterrorism remains the FBI’s priority, according to Social Circle Police Chief Terry Sosebee, who attended a meeting and press conference with FBI director James Comey during his visit to Atlanta’s field office Friday, August 22.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 6:23 p.m. | Updated: aug. 26, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Park planned for Covington Mills area

Park planned for Covington Mills area

Neighbors called it the “Kudzu House.” Abandoned and with a massive hole in the roof, the house at 6110 Sorrell Street in the Covington Mills neighborhood north of U.S. 278 was overgrown, run down and dangerous.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 6:27 p.m. | Updated: aug. 26, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Garden to Kitchen – help yourself to nature’s bounty

Nothing tastes better than foods picked fresh from the garden. Even if you don’t have a garden yourself, you may have a neighbor or a co-worker who shares their garden goodies. Your local grocery store is also likely to feature home-grown produce this time of year.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 6:24 p.m. | Updated: aug. 26, 2014 10:00 p.m.
No resolution on county form of gov.

No resolution on county form of gov.

When Tom Garrett is officially appointed as the new Newton County manager next week, his duties will be a little unclear.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 9:26 p.m.
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New CTAE coordinator hired for NCSS

New CTAE coordinator hired for NCSS

Tim Schmitt has been hired as the Newton County School System’s new Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Coordinator.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 1:15 p.m. | Updated: aug. 26, 2014 6:34 p.m.
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Sen. Isakson visits Newton County

Sen. Isakson visits Newton County

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson visited Newton and Walton counties Monday, taking tours and spending time answering questions from residents.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 12:19 p.m. | Updated: aug. 26, 2014 6:30 p.m.
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Park planned for Covington Mills area

Park planned for Covington Mills area

Neighbors called it the “Kudzu House.” Abandoned and with a massive hole in the roof, the house at 6110 Sorrell Street in the Covington Mills neighborhood north of U.S. 278 was overgrown, run down and dangerous.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 3:07 p.m.
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Legals 8/27/2014

Posted: aug. 26, 2014 8:06 a.m.

Conyers women arrested for drug smuggling into Augusta prison

Two Rockdale County citizens are in custody and facing felony charges after being linked to a drug-related investigation that involved narcotics being transported into a state prison.

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Posted: aug. 25, 2014 6:20 p.m. | Updated: aug. 25, 2014 6:29 p.m.
Consignment shop reopens after 4 years

Consignment shop reopens after 4 years

Taryn Robbins opened a consignment shop for children’s clothes, toys and equipment in 1990 but had to close her doors in 2010. Now the chalkboard outside her new store says “open,” and she plans to keep it that way.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2014 6:20 p.m. | Updated: aug. 23, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Mayor: Square construction rolling

Mayor: Square construction rolling

Workers began pouring concrete for the new sidewalks on the Covington Square Friday afternoon, a significant milestone for the construction project intended to make the city’s centerpiece an even prettier place.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2014 6:21 p.m. | Updated: aug. 23, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Milwood concert raises $2K in scholarships

Two Porterdale students attending the Newton County Career Academy will each receive $1,000 for their education beyond high school, thanks to the joint efforts of CARE, Shane Millwood, Josh Millwood, Li’l Bit Country Band, and the Lundsford Family.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2014 3:46 p.m. | Updated: aug. 23, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Cold awakening to ALS awareness

Cold awakening to ALS awareness

Jeff Broxton celebrated his 56th birthday this week, but he couldn’t even get out of bed on his own. His voice is slowly slipping away, and he cannot scratch an itch if he has one.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2014 8:00 p.m. | Updated: aug. 23, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Harris wants all Georgians to thrive

Patsy Harris of Morgan County has her campaign for Georgia House District 112 in full swing, now that her opponent in the November general election has been chosen by the Republican Party run-off.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2014 6:18 p.m. | Updated: aug. 23, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Technology's March

Trains

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Posted: aug. 23, 2014 3:55 p.m. | Updated: aug. 23, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Ga. Farm Bureau accepting entries for hay contest & hay directory

Ga. Farm Bureau accepting entries for hay contest & hay directory

Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) members who grow Bermuda grass hay are encouraged to enter the GFB 2014 Quality Hay Contest. Hay entered in the contest will be tested at the University of Georgia Testing Lab using the Relative Forage Quality (RFQ) Test, which predicts fiber digestibility and likely animal intake of hay.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2014 3:57 p.m. | Updated: aug. 23, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Peanut butter, pop tabs and other service projects

Just last Thursday we wrapped up the 4-H year at State 4-H Congress, and now we have the first Newton 4-H meeting of the year on Monday!

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Posted: aug. 23, 2014 3:54 p.m. | Updated: aug. 23, 2014 10:00 p.m.

ACT scores sees improvement

Newton County School System saw improvements across the board on its 2014 ACT college entrance exam scores and number of test takers but remained behind the state and national scores in every subject.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2014 7:57 p.m.
Bear Creek dam site to move

Bear Creek dam site to move

Bear with some small changes to the Bear Creek Reservoir’s location, because it’ll mean the roads around it won’t have to close during its construction.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 7:17 p.m. | Updated: aug. 21, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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City OKs changes for mini-warehouses

“Non-conforming” is a designation no business owner wants. It means a business can’t be rebuilt if more than 65 percent of the building is burned, or if things are put on hold for more than six months. And it makes selling such a business much more difficult.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 7:12 p.m. | Updated: aug. 21, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Alcovy High to host college fair

High school students in the Newton County School System are invited to attend a PROBE College Fair at Alcovy High School Wednesday, September 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the school commons area.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 7:14 p.m. | Updated: aug. 21, 2014 10:00 p.m.

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