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Mon­day, March 27

Sen. Tonya An­der­son (D – Litho­nia) in­vites you to join her for a town hall meet­ing from 6:30 p.m. un­til 8 p.m. at An­ti­och A.M.E. Church on Mon­day, March 27, 2017. The meet­ing will cover bills that have passed in the Se­nate, bills on the cal­en­dar and how this leg­is­la­tion could af­fect you and your fam­ily. Sen. An­der­son en­cour­ages mem­bers of the pub­lic to at­tend as this meet­ing serves as a fo­rum for con­cerned cit­i­zens to have their voices heard by leg­is­la­tors.

Thurs­day, March 30

Ge­or­gia Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion (GDOT) of­fi­cials and Ge­or­gia State Pa­trol (GSP) will pro­vide in­for­ma­tion high­light­ing the first month of Co­or­di­nated High­way As­sis­tance & Main­te­nance Pro­gram (CHAMP) pa­trols on In­ter­state 20, In­ter­state 16 and Bobby Jones Ex­press­way in east cen­tral Ge­or­gia. The in­for­ma­tion ses­sion will start at 11 a.m. at the Ge­or­gia Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion Cen­ter in Au­gusta.

Sun­day, April 2

Meet in down­town Cov­ing­ton at 3 p.m. for the Com­mu­nity Bike Ride the first Sun­day of each month. Co­hosted by the New­ton Trails, Main Street Cov­ing­ton and the Cov­ing­ton/New­ton County Vis­i­tors Cen­ter, for more in­for­ma­tion visit http://­ton­­mu­ni­ty­bike-ride. The ride starts and fin­ishes at the Square. The first loop is a gen­tle, fam­ily-friendly 4.5 mile roll around his­toric down­town Cov­ing­ton. Then, if you’re up for a lit­tle more fun, take a ride out and back on the scenic East­side Trail.

Mon­day, April 3 – Fri­day, April 7

New­ton County School Sys­tem will be closed for stu­dents for Spring Break.

Satur­day, April 22

The Class of 1969-72 New­ton County High School is plan­ning a re­union. For more in­for­ma­tion visit class­ or the Face­book event Class of 1971 Re­union.

Satur­day, April 22 – Sun­day, April 23

The New­ton County Arts As­so­ci­a­tion will show “Honk! Jr.” fea­tur­ing Ox­ford Singing Chil­dren and Ox­ford Lit­tle Singers. There will be two show­ings April 22, one at 2 p.m. and an­other at 7 p.m. There will also be a April 23 at 3 p.m. at Porter Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter at 140 Ram Drive, in Cov­ing­ton.

Mon­day, April 24 – Fri­day, April 28

More than 500 Spe­cial Olympians in our com­mu­nity in­vite you to join as they cel­e­brate Spe­cial Olympics Week in New­ton County.We kick off the Spe­cial Olympics Week with a pa­rade and Open­ing Cer­e­mony on Mon­day, April 24 at 10 a.m. After parad­ing around the his­toric square in Cov­ing­ton, the Games will of­fi­cially be opened 11:30 a.m. at Sharp Field. Tues­day, April 25 will fea­ture mid­dle and high school ath­letes as well as mas­ter ath­letes in track and field events from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sharp Field. El­e­men­tary school ath­letes will com­pete in track and field events on Wednesday, April 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sharp Field. The games con­clude on Fri­day, April 28 with a clos­ing cer­e­mony and cel­e­bra­tion at 10:30 a.m. at Sharp Field. If you would like to have fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about Spe­cial Olympics Week in New­ton County, call our Lo­cal Pro­gram Co­or­di­na­tor, LaTrelle Cawthon at 770788-5387.

Sun­day, April 30

Den­ver Bier­man and the Mile High Or­ches­tra is com­ing to First Bap­tist Church of So­cial Cir­cle, at 195 N. Chero­kee Road, in So­cial Cir­cle, at 6 p.m. The con­cert is free to the pub­lic, but do­na­tions are wel­comed. For more in­for­ma­tion call 770-464-3474.

Satur­day, May 6

New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice will of­fer a Cit­i­zen’s Firearm Safety Course from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the New­ton County Law En­force­ment Train­ing Cen­ter, at 15151 Al­covy Road, in Cov­ing­ton from 8 a.m. to lunch time. After lunch, the class will meet at the NCSO Range at 272 Lower River Road, in Cov­ing­ton, for live fire ex­er­cises. Ap­pli­ca­tions can be ob­tained and re­turned to NCSO through April 15. Par­tic­i­pants must be 21 years old, con­sent and pass a crim­i­nal back­ground check and pro­duce a valid Ge­or­gia Driver’s Li­cense. Par­tic­i­pants must also sup­ply their own firearm and am­mu­ni­tion, which must be in good and ser­vice­able con­di­tion. The firearm must be at least .380 cal­iber. Con­tact Lt. Paul Gunter, agency train­ing co­or­di­na­tor, at 678-625-1444 or pgunter@new­ton­sh­er­if­ with ques­tions.

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