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Man faces charges in Sat. single car wreck

The driver involved in a single-car accident Saturday evening, remains in the Intensive Care Unit at Atlanta Medical Center.

January 06, 2014 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Power out on Brown Bridge since 5 a.m.

Power has been out to a section of Brown Bridge Road since about 5 a.m., according to representatives from the City of Covington.

January 06, 2014 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Throw on a scarf, save some money

Things start to get dull after the thrill of the holidays is over. It's only then that you really seem to realize that its winter, it's cold, everything is dead, and there's nothing to do for at least two months. It can be a depressing time, sure. But it doesn't have to be, since I know a little secret… not everything worth doing is on hiatus till Spring, and what's even better: a lot of the things that are fun to do year-round are being offered at discount prices simply because it's winter!

January 04, 2014 | Amber Pittman | LIVING


Increased patrols planned on New Year's Eve

Local authorities will be upping patrols this New Year's Eve in an attempt to crack down on drunk driving in Newton County.

December 28, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Oxford cracking down on junk vehicles

In an effort to keep the city in tip-top shape, Oxford police are cracking down on junk cars.

December 14, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Oxford


Oxford police release annual numbers

The Oxford Police Department has released its numbers by fiscal year through November, and in many

December 12, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Porterdale holds first reading of budget

Council members in the City of Porterdale held their first reading of the tentative budget for fiscal year 2014 Monday night.

December 03, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Porterdale selected for housing program

After being selected recently to participate in the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH), the city of Porterdale is one step closer to improving its housing situation.

November 30, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Porterdale homes tour to be Dec. 5

Ever wondered what some of the historic mill homes in Porterdale look like on the inside?

November 23, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Supreme Court upholds murder conviction

Despite his argument that his defense attorney was incompetent and ineffective, the Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of Darrell Antonio Crowder, who was sentenced to life for the 2008 murder of his estranged wife.

November 19, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Social Circle plans Thanksgiving service

The City of Social Circle is inviting everyone in the community to band together to give thanks this weekend at the annual community Thanksgiving celebration.

November 19, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Oxford planning year-long birthday bash

The City of Oxford has begun work on plans for one of its biggest projects ever, the 175th birthday celebration for the historic city in 2014.

November 16, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Oxford


Porterdale gets road repair help

Porterdale's Riverfront Road is getting a facelift, thanks in part to the Newton County Board of Commissioners.

November 14, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


BOE hopeful opts out of taxes

With less than a month before the Dec. 3 runoff election between incumbent Dan Chisholm and Charlie Akin for the District 4 seat on the Social Circle Board of Education, some citizens are questioning whether Akin should have the ability to set school taxes for residents when he, himself, does not pay them.

November 12, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Social Circle


Runoff in Social Circle in BOE race

After a three-way race for the District 4 seat of the Social Circle Board of Education, two candidates will be back on the ballot in December for a runoff election.

November 07, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Social Circle


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