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General Election Preview - State Senate 17

Jim Nichols - Democrat

October 24, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | State Senate 17


General Election Preview - State Representative 95

Pam Dickerson - Democrat

October 24, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | State Representative 95


General Election Preview - State Representative 110

Rudy Cox - Democrat

October 24, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Election


Local pilots honor fallen comrade, son

Keith Newcomer loved to fly and surf, was rarely found wearing shoes or long pants and never found a garage sale he didn't like.

October 24, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Service to be held for Covington pilot tomorrow

Keith Newcomer and his son Christopher were killed in a plane crash last week near the Monticello airport; a memorial service is being held in their honor at 10 a.m., Saturday at the Covington Municipal Airport. The service is open to the public.

October 22, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Bolton to chair senior services board

Doug Bolton has been appointed chairman of the Newton County Senior Services Board.

October 22, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Church to demolish home, add parking for expansion

First United Methodist Church will demolish the historic house at 2129 Monticello St. to create a gravel parking lot to accommodate expansion, but a nearby neighbor argued the house should be preserved.

The Covington City Council voted 3-1 on Monday to allow the demolition to take place. Councilwoman Hawnethia Williams opposed the motion and Councilman Chris Smith abstained, because he is a church member. Councilwoman Ocie Franklin was absent. The council's vote affirmed the decision made by Covington's Historic Preservation Committee, which approved the demolition in a split vote.

October 22, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


County selected for agricultural pilot program

Newton County was chosen to participate in a free, state pilot program that will help it protect its agricultural land.

Staff from the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission will help Newton County form a Local Agriculture Protection Guide during the next year.

October 22, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Bolton appointed chairman of senior services

Though Newton County Senior Services continues to function normally, its board of directors has been struggling to identify its role and hasn't been able to provide assistance.

The Board of Commissioners appointed Doug Bolton as senior services board chairman Tuesday night, a move it hopes will eventually bring direction to the board.

October 20, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


We Won’t Sign: Residents use signs to oppose railroad purchase efforts

"No Rails to Trails" signs are popping up across Newton County, as opponents of plans to purchase an out-of-use railroad line and convert it into a recreation trail renew their efforts.

October 20, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


County considering requiring animal licenses

The county is considering requiring pet owners to pay for licenses for their dogs and cats and is reaching out to the county's municipalities to get their opinions.

October 20, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


8th congressional district race heating up

As a man who considers himself a centrist, Congressman Jim Marshall (D-Macon) draws support and ire from both sides of the aisle, and both parties are fighting hard for his seat.

October 20, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Covington council work session at 5:30 tonight

The county has proposed requiring pet owners to pay for a license for each of their cats and dogs. The license fees would help fund Newton County Animal Control and allow the county to create a database of pets to ensure that all pets receives rabies vaccinations.

October 18, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


‘Diaries’ donates courthouse replica

Newton County has a new courthouse, but county employees won't be moving their offices anytime soon.

October 17, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


The past speaks

The Covington Historic Society brought several of the spirits buried in the Covington Cemetery to life Thursday night to speak on the history of the town and it's people. Proceeds go to Historical Society to benefit the history center to be establish the museum in the Old Jail.

October 17, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


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