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Crime Briefs: Minor gets harrassing calls

A father contacted local law enforcement Wednesday after his daughter received several harassing calls from an unknown man.

December 20, 2012 | Rachel Goff | LOCAL


Flu activity rising, officials urge residents to get vaccinated

A trip to the doctor and a package of Tamiflu are probably not on anyone's Christmas list.

December 15, 2012 | Rachel Goff | LOCAL


Deck the tree

The Newton County Board of Education's Christmas tree looks a little brighter after students came over Thursday morning to decorate. Third, fourth and fifth-grade students from Ficquett Theme School helped put ornaments, made from local students, on the BOE's tree. (Above) Star Baker carefully places an ornament on the Christmas tree located in the BOE's waiting area. (Right) Aeneas McLean, Baker and Carllolin Meakins.

November 29, 2012 | Rachel Goff | Education


Visits with Santa

Santa Claus is making his way around Newton County this holiday season and is planning to attend several events in the area. Check out the list below to find a time and place that fits into your holiday schedule to see Ol' Saint Nick.

November 27, 2012 | Rachel Goff | LOCAL


Festival of Lights

Oxford College students experienced a colorful ceremony Monday night as the Hindu Student Association celebrated Diwali (Festival of Lights) with the community. The free event taught attendees about Diwali through theater, song and dance and HSA served up Indian Food. The Hindu festival of lights is the most popular of all festival from South Asia and extends over five days. The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. The actual legends that go with the festival vary in different parts of India.

November 22, 2012 | Rachel Goff | Oxford


Covington unveils 'Walk of Stars'

The streets of downtown Covington will soon resemble that of Hollywood Boulevard as the first pavers for the "Covington Walk of Stars" were premiered Thursday night on the square.

November 10, 2012 | Rachel Goff | Covington


Hurricane Sandy's aftermath

As most residents prepared their costumes for Halloween Wednesday, area volunteers gathered and prepared their disaster relief gear to travel hundreds of miles north to help Hurricane Sandy victims.

November 01, 2012 | Rachel Goff | LOCAL


Celebrating cultures of the world

CultureFest 2012 was in downtown Covington on Saturday.

October 20, 2012 | Rachel Goff | LOCAL


Having a muddy good time racing

I had only three hours of sleep, a stuffy nose and itchy eyes Sunday morning and I wasn't so sure I was ready to get out of bed. But one thing I did know was that none of those things were going to keep me from the 2012 Mud Race & Obstacle Course presented by Subaru at the Georgia International Horse Park.

October 16, 2012 | Rachel Goff | SPORTS


Change the World Event

Residents gathered Saturday in hopes of changing the world and having a good time with family and friends.

October 13, 2012 | Rachel Goff | LOCAL


Pumpkin patches abound

Eight-year-old Jake Branan said it best about this year's pumpkin displays.

October 09, 2012 | Rachel Goff | LOCAL


Mud and obstacles series arrives Sunday

Most charity races don't include a massive mud pit, military-inspired obstacles, live music and appetizing food, but that's what runners and spectators can expect Sunday during the National Mud and Obstacles Series at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers this Sunday.

October 09, 2012 | Rachel Goff | SPORTS


2012 Newton County Mutt Show

Dozens of puppies and dogs came out Saturday morning to strut their stuff for the Humane Society's annual Newton County Mutt Show fundraiser.

The show, hosted on the Covington square, began at 10 a.m. and featured five different categories: Face Only a Mother Can Love, Most Beautiful, Most Handsome, Best Dressed, and Best Trick. First, second, and third place ribbons were awarded in each category.

October 06, 2012 | Rachel Goff | LOCAL


Crime: Traffic stop leads to cocaine find

A Covington man was arrested for cocaine and marijuana possession Wednesday after an officer pulled him over for failure to maintain lane, according to reports.

October 04, 2012 | Rachel Goff | LOCAL


Alcovy beats Luella in overtime

Rysen Richardson kicked Alcovy to a 24-21 victory over Luella in overtime at Sharp Stadium Friday night.

September 29, 2012 | Rachel Goff | Alcovy


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