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Group continues to pursue NS railroad purchase

The public-private partnership that formed to purchase 14.9 miles of abandoned Norfolk Southern railroad track in Newton County continues to negotiate the creation of a contract, though officials expect the process will take several months.

October 17, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Local recession could linger

A stalling economic recovery could lead to a national double-dip recession, and local financial officials expect Newton County's high foreclosure and unemployment numbers to persist as the county remains mired in the first recession.

Bank executives are becoming more pessimistic about the economy and nearly half of respondents to a recent survey said they believe the U.S. will experience a double-dip recession, according to the survey's conductors, Grant Thornton, an audit and tax firm, and "Bank Director" magazine.

October 17, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Nathan Deal visits Newton County

When asked to simplify Georgia's gubernatorial race, Republican Nathan Deal said he's the best candidate because of his extensive legal and political background and his conservative promise to not increase residents' tax burden.

October 17, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Nathan Deal visits Newton County

When asked to simplify Georgia's gubernatorial race, Republican Nathan Deal said he's the best candidate because of his extensive legal and political background and his conservative promise to not increase residents' tax burden.

Deal spoke for 15 minutes to a small group of prominent local Republicans at a lunch event Friday at Smiley's Restaurant in Porterdale. The event was hosted by a local committee supporting Deal for governor.

October 15, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Election


City council tries to strike parking ordinance balance at work session

The Covington City Council is trying to craft a parking ordinance that will be fair to both residents who want clean neighborhoods and those who depend on their trucks and other business vehicles for transportation and their livelihood.

October 15, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


City seeks to clarify its parking laws

The Covington City Council is trying to craft a parking ordinance that will be fair to both residents who want clean neighborhoods and those that depend on their trucks and other business vehicles for transportation and their livelihood.

October 14, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Democrats set to rally Saturday in Covington

Local and statewide Democratic candidate has been invited to the local Democratic party's "Movement on the Square" rally from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday in downtown Covington.

October 14, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Welcoming Winters: 43-year-old intern gets new start on life

Roosevelt Winters is a communicator. He's willing to lend an ear to someone in need of venting or offer up one of the numerous Bible verses he has stored in his head.

October 13, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Covington Fire Dept. testing all city hydrants

The Covington Fire Department will be testing the 1,500 fire hydrants in the city to make sure they have sufficient pressure.

October 13, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Airport gets pilot controlled night lighting system

The Covington Municipal Airport is now dark at night, unless someone is landing.

October 13, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


2010 Voter's Guide - D2 BOC

The Covington News wants to help you make a definitive decision at the ballot box. Use this guide along with our Election 2010 feature at CovNews.com to help you determine who will be the best candidate for the job.

We asked both candidates the following questions: 1. What is your definition of success in life? 2. Do you own an iPod or other mP3 player? Why or why not? If you do own one, what's playing on it? 3. Do you own an iPad or other tablet device? Why or why not? 4. Who is your political role ...

October 11, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | BOC Chairman


Sherman’s Last Burning

Top ten overall winners, 1-10

October 10, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Candidates, voters both active early

Georgia has one of the longest early voting periods in the nation, increasing voter access and pushing candidates to campaign longer and establish platforms earlier.

October 10, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Save-A-Lot grocery to open in Covington in 2011

Covington is getting another grocery store in early 2011, as Save-A-Lot signed a lease this week to move into the anchor location in Covington Corners, the shopping center at northwest corner of Elm St. and U.S. Highway 278.

October 10, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Jim Dial gets judicial sendoff

Jim Dial worked only a few hours each day at the judicial center as its mail clerk, but his sunny personality and loving attitude has left an indelible mark on his co-workers.

October 10, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


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