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School board faces additional cuts; teacher furloughs
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Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley announced that Governor Sonny Perdue has called on the system to cut 3 percent from their budget and for teachers to take three unpaid furlough days in order to assist in a $900 million hole in the state's budget.

"We are evaluating this impact on our budget and school system," said Whatley.

Members of the school board have called a special meeting at 8 a.m. Thursday morning to further discuss the situation.

See Friday's edition of The Covington News for the full story.