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Pancake breakfast to benefit county schools

Pancake breakfast to benefit county schools

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A Kiwanis pancake-eating contest this weekend will raise money for public schools in Newton County.

The event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Newton College & Career Academy.

Admission to the all-you-can-eat breakfast is $5.

Newton College & Career Academy is located at 144 Ram Drive in Covington. Learn more at newtoncountyschools.org.

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

ATLANTA -- Chick-fil-A's wildly popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night will return in February.

More than 100 Atlanta- and Athens-area Chick-fil-A restaurants will host the event on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Every couple in attendance will receive an activity sheet with conversation topics and a booklet called "Continuing the Conversation," which gives the dads and daughters suggestions for getting to know each other better.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we serve," Chick-fil-A area marketing director Robin Lomax said in a statement. "We understand the importance of father-daughter relationships and want to encourage dads to take a break from busy schedules, enjoy their daughters' company over a meal and have fun."

Oxford tennis clinics begin Monday

Oxford tennis clinics begin Monday

OXFORD, Ga. -- Oxford College is offering winter and spring tennis clinics for children ages 4 and up.

The first session is four weeks long and begins Monday. Five- and six-week sessions will be offered later this year.

The tennis clinics cost $15 for a single class. The four-week session is $50, while the five- and six-week classes are $60 and $70, respectively.

Learn more about the tennis clinics at oxford.emory.edu.

Oxford Youth Singers present 'Les Misérables'

Oxford Youth Singers present 'Les Misérables'

COVINGTON, Ga. -- Les Misérables was one of the most praised and popular movies of 2012.

Now, the Newton County Arts Association will stage a production of the world famous musical this spring.

Les Misérables, performed by the Oxford Youth Singers, will grace the stage of Porter Auditorium on Thursday, Apr. 18 and Friday, Apr. 19 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Apr. 21 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students and children.

Porter Auditorium is located on the campus of Newton High School in Covington.

Learn more about the production at newtoncountyarts.org.

Shop with a Hero returns for Christmas

Shop with a Hero returns for Christmas

COVINGTON, Ga. -- Newton County will host its annual Shop with a Hero program Thursday.

The holiday event pairs members of the Covington Police Department, Fire Department and Newton County 911 Center with disadvantaged children for a shopping spree at Walmart.

Each child receives $100 to spend as he or she pleases, according to Covington Police Capt. Ken Malcom. The money comes from a Walmart grant and the Covington Police Who Care campaign.

This year, 33 Newton County kids will benefit from Shop with a Hero. They will go shopping Thursday at 4 p.m.

School Lunch Week to celebrate healthy eating

School Lunch Week to celebrate healthy eating

COVINGTON, Ga. -- National School Lunch Week begins Monday, Oct. 15, and the Newton County School System is using it as an opportunity to promote healthy eating.

This year's National School Lunch Week theme is "School Lunch -- What's Cooking?"

The school system has provided students with a two-page handout with lots of fun activities, including a place for them to draw a picture of their ideal lunch and a section where they can list vegetables by color.

Check out the handout here.

Path2College scholarship coloring contest ends Sept. 30

Path2College scholarship coloring contest ends Sept. 30

ATLANTA -- Georgia children in Pre-K through 5th grade can now color their way to a college scholarship from the Path2College 529 Plan.

In honor of College Savings Month, the statewide college savings program is hosting a coloring contest with a $1,529 scholarship at stake.

To win the money, children must color a picture of Hootie the Wise Old Owl and complete a sentence: When I graduate, I'm going to be a ________.

Download the picture of Hootie here.

Entries must be postmarked by Sept. 30 and must be received no later than Oct. 5. More information about the contest can be found at path2college529.com.

A winner will be randomly chosen in mid-October.