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Thurs­day, April 20

On April 20 at 10:30 a.m., First Bap­tist Church at 2100 GA Hwy 138, Cony­ers, GA, the XYZ Or­ga­ni­za­tion will have their April meet­ing. The pro­gram will be Steve McKee, a singer of dif­fer­ent types of mu­sic. Call John­nie at 770-761-7966 to reg­is­ter. Dead­line to reg­is­ter is April 14, 2017. Lunch will be $7.

On Thurs­day, April 20, 2017

Ge­or­gia Se­na­tor Tonya An­der­son will be in Cov­ing­ton to pro­vide the cit­i­zens of New­ton County with a Post-Leg­isla­tive Ses­sion of what has oc­curred re­cently at the Cap­i­tal in At­lanta. She will let us know how the leg­isla­tive de­ci­sions will af­fect our county. You are in­vited to at­tend this event at St. Paul AME Church, 13108 Brown Bridge Road, Cov­ing­ton, GA 30016 from 7-8 p.m. The event is spon­sored by the New­ton County NAACP.

Satur­day, April 22

The Class of 1969-72 New­ton County High School is plan­ning a re­union. For more in­for­ma­tion visit class­mates.com 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

New­ton County cit­i­zens can bring pa­per doc­u­ments to KCNB’s Pa­per Shred Event at the New­ton County Li­brary park­ing lot (left side, 7116 Floyd St., NE) on April 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.—or un­til the shred truck is full--for FREE on site shred­ding. Spon­sored by SRG Global. Limit: 5 stan­dard boxes per per­son. This is an Earth Day Event, and all pa­per will be re­cy­cled! Visit www.kcnb.biz for event de­tails.

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 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 770-788-5387.

Fri­day, April 28 – Satur­day, April 29

The New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice (NCSO) is host­ing its sec­ond ca­reer fair Fri­day and Satur­day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the New­ton County Law En­force­ment Cen­ter. De­ten­tion of­fi­cer and deputy sher­iff po­si­tions are avail­able. Re­cruit­ing per­son­nel will be con­duct­ing ap­pli­ca­tion screen­ings and on-site in­ter­views, so please dress in busi­ness at­tire. Min­i­mum re­quire­ments in­clude a high school diploma or GED, Ge­or­gia POST Peace Of­fi­cers Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion or abil­ity to ob­tain within six months of employment and a valid driver’s li­cense. Bilin­gual skills are pre­ferred but not re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact 678-625-1584 or ca­reers@new­ton­sh­er­if­fga.org. You can also visit www.new­ton­sh­er­if­fga.org/join.

Satur­day, April 29

The United Methodist men of Allen Memo­rial UMC are host­ing their fa­mous Spring Chicken bar­be­cue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plates will be sold for $8 and in­clude half a chicken, slaw, beans, sauce, bread and tea. Desserts will also be avail­able for pur­chase. Plates are served eat-in, take-out or drive-thru at Allen Memo­rial UMC, at 803 What­coat St., in Ox­ford. Call 770-786-7414 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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 will be free to the pub­lic, but dona­tions are wel­comed. For more in­for­ma­tion call 770-464-3474.

Satur­day, May 6

The Ox­ford Lions are host­ing its an­nual yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the cor­ner of Emory Street and Clark Street in Ox­ford. Spa­ces are avail­able. All prof­its go to sight preser­va­tion and other com­mu­nity projects. Call 770-786-4896 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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@new­ton­sh­er­if­fga.org with ques­tions.

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