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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 Mon­day, 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 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 on Wed­nes­day, April 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sharp Field. The games con­clude on Fri­day, April 28with 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 Co­or­dina- tor, LaTrelle Cawthon at 770788-5387.

Thurs­day, April 27

A Child’s Voice Child Ad­vo­cacy Cen­ter, lo­cated at 216 Brook­stone Place, in So­cial Cir­cle, is host­ing Sex­ual Abuse Aware­ness Train­ing from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the cen­ter. Brought to you by Dark­ness to Light’s Stew­ards of Chil­dren to bring aware­ness dur­ing Na­tional Child Abuse Preven­tion Month, the train­ing will teach the truth about sex­ual abuse, how to rec­og­nize the signs, how to re­act re­spon­si­bly and how to pre­vent abuse be­fore it oc­curs. For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter, con­tact the cen­ter at 770-464-0082, AChild­ or www.achild­­ing.

The Cov­ing­ton City Coun­cil is host­ing a Town Hall Meet­ing to of­fer Cov­ing­ton res­i­dents the op­por­tu­nity to voice their con­cerns, ask ques­tions and meet their coun­cilmem­bers. The meet­ing starts at 6 p.m. and will take place in the City Coun­cil Meet­ing Room at Cov­ing­ton City Hall.

Fri­day, April 28 – Satur­day, April 29

The New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice (NCSO) is host­ing its sec­ond an­nual 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@new­ton­sh­er­if­ You can also visit­ton­sh­er­if­

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