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Checkers closed after grease fire

The Checkers on Hwy. 278 is closed after a small grease fire ignited Monday morning.

June 29, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Council further discusses pension retainment

The Covington City Council voted to change part of a motion it made a little more than a week prior concerning retired employees and their benefits Wednesday.

June 28, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


City votes to not enforce recent action

COVINGTON- After an evening of plenty of heated debate, some legalese, a little political intrigue and much emotion, the Covington City Council decided to suspend enforcement on action it made at its previous council meeting.

June 25, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Covington celebrates Juneteenth

Tommy Gregory Sr. told the crowd gathered at Nelson Heights Community Center that summer was the season to celebrate two of America's independence days.

June 20, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


City retirees can be rehired with benefits

COVINGTON- Elections for the position of Covington mayor and three of the city's council seats may not be until November, but the first political salvo was fired at Monday night's council meeting, some five months before the Nov. 3 election day.

June 17, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Man flees from police, charged with DUI

A Covington Police Officer patrolling Brown Bridge Road using a license plate reader was alerted when a Hyundai Santa Fe drove by into a Chevron gas station at Brown Bridge Road and Turner Lake Road shortly before 8 a.m. Monday.

June 16, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Woman refuses to pay while arrested

COVINGTON- Elizabeth Gilchrist was arrested for an outstanding warrant while a taxi cab waited for her outside the Quick Trip on Hwy. 278, after she had ran up a metered cost of $17.50.

June 15, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Ex-employees accused of burglary

COVINGTON- Several items were stolen from Horizon Cabinets on City Pond Road in Covington by people who are believed to be ex-employees early Sunday morning.

June 15, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Trash in the city

The problem

June 11, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER


Mike Cash Office Products seized

Monroe-Mike Cash Office Products, in Monroe, has been seized by state agents after its owners Mike Cash, Sr. and Deborah Cash were arrested for theft by conversion Thursday.

June 11, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Library to get $1,000,000, new HVAC

Dr. Steve Whatley, Chairman of the Newton County Board of Trustees, said there was a time when he thought the Covington branch would have shut its doors. The HVAC unit was beyond repair, and the air in the library would be too hot and humid for its many guests and its many books.

June 04, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Blimpie reopens after truck crashes into it

Covington-The Blimpie sandwich shop on Elm Street was open Tuesday after being forced to close by Covington Fire Marshall Tony Smith Sunday.

June 03, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Air Methods coming to Covington airport

Covington-As the city of Covington looks toward expanding its airport, a new tenant will help pave the way.

June 03, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Covington Citizens Academy holds graduation

Covington-The Covington Citizens Academy graduated its second class in front of the Mayor and City Council Monday night.

June 02, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Covington road closures; I-20 overpass work

A few road closures will affect Covington residents in the near future, beginning on June 12.

June 01, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


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Official says primary date will simplify process

The 2014 Georgia State Legislative Session has been dubbed "Fast and Furious" by some pundits and publications, thanks to an early start to the primary elections.

January 21, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Web's 'Red Chair' makes stop at Twelve Oaks

The charm of Twelve Oaks Bed & Breakfast is based in part on its old-fashioned ways and antebellum architecture.

January 14, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Business


Social Circle buys land for library

Social Circle's regional library needs more space, and the city needs to be better prepared for a proposal for state funds to build a new facility.

January 11, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Social Circle


Social Circle well destroyed

Legend has it that the city of Social Circle got its name from a group that gathered around a well in 1820.

January 04, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Social Circle


Making visitors feel welcome

Social Circle is known for its Southern charm, Southern homes and Southern fried chicken. It's only fitting that visitors get a Southern welcome.

November 02, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Firefighter chases artistic dreams

David Thomas has seemingly always had two dreams.

October 22, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Vote may lead to Porterdale ale

The riverside town of Porterdale may get a little wetter.

October 10, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Sky captain of Newton County

About 40 miles from Covington, hundreds of commercial aircraft, painted in standard issue with overwhelming thrust capacity and computer-assisted flight controls, shuttle in and out of the world's busiest airport. It's a formula for ho-hum air travel, interrupted only by the ever-present Transportation Security Administration employees.

August 27, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Rams help Mercer football get started

Two former Newton High School football standouts are ready to help start a new era at Mercer University.

August 15, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Shorthanded Post 77 finishes third

Demarco Hamm's first season as Post 77's manager was Rockdale's most accomplished, yet it wasn't what it could have been.

August 15, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Back-to-back champs

Rockdale Post 77 won its second straight American Legion baseball state championship Tuesday, doing so in a rout.

August 01, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Post 77 starts playoffs with win

The American Legion Post 77 baseball team ended the regular season putting up big offensive numbers, and continued that trend in its first state playoff game Friday, but didn't need it.

July 27, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Falling from Stone Mountain

Sean Garber's hands started to slip from a granite overhanging about 100 feet off the ground in Stone Mountain Park as the son of his youth pastor screamed out ,"No! Sean!" and reached his arm out as fear spread across his face.

July 25, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Support shines for STARS

The Newton County STARS 8-and-under softball team has won once and placed second twice in six tournaments, including finishing as runner-up in the Tri-State Softball World Series in Dalton this past weekend.

July 23, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Post 77 powers into the playoffs

Demarco Hamm is in an unfamiliar position in a familiar place.

July 23, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


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