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Saturday is a day to get out and get active, and make Newton County a better place to live.

It's the day for the Great American Clean-up, and your help would be greatly appreciated.

This is a beautiful county, but it's awash in litter. It's up to us all to remedy that situation, and this is a perfect time to help. The Covington News will do its part. We'll be out there on Saturday, and we've also adopted a mile of highway to pick up trash on four times a year.

Meet up at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Kroger shopping center on U.S. Highway 278 to pick up supplies and get some breakfast. You can also help out in Oxford, where clean-up crews will meet up at 10 a.m. in the city hall parking lot. Bags, vests and refreshments will be available.

Porterdale needs your help, too. Meet at 9 a.m. at B.C. Crowell Park.

We'll be taking photos and will run them Sunday. Send us your litter snapshots, too, to We want to show off our community pride, and how an hour's effort can make a big difference.