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The 750-horsepower Pratt and Whitney Hornet engines turned over four propellers sending a beautiful yet chaotic melody of mechanical jazz to those encased in the ...

June 06, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | A VETERAN'S STORY

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Annie Lee (wawa) Hewell Denny

Annie Lee (Wawa) Hewell Denny, of Covington, passed away July 14, 2015, at the age of 94. She was born February 18, 1921, in Porterdale to the late Bert and Callie Mooney Hewell, who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Denny, affectionately known by all as WaWa, enjoyed her dolls, her friends, but most of all she loved her family. She retired from Bibb Manufacturing and was a member of Gaithers United Methodist Church. At the time of her death, Mrs. Denny was a resident of Dream Catcher Farm Assisted Living Home in Jackson. Preceding her in death were her ...

August 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

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August 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Newton County to get Civic Center

The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to use $5 million in SPLOST funds to renovate Porter Memorial Auditorium as a civic center to be administered by the Newton County Arts Association.

August 06, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Severe thunderstorms possible 2 p.m. - 10 p.m. Thursday

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City issued a statement warning of scattered but severe thunderstorms possible Thursday 2 p.m. - 10 p.m. for most of central and north Georgia. There is a slight risk of hazards from possible strong winds of up to 60 miles per hour, lightning, heavy rainfall and hail. These storms are forecast for the metro Atlanta area just as schools let out and afterschool activities take place. Check back later for more.

August 06, 2015 | | LOCAL

Newton County schools searched after social media threat

Newton County schools were deemed clear after a night of searching by the Newton County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with school officials after a threat was made against the school system on social media Wednesday around 9:30.

August 06, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Most Americans support removal of Confederate flag

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's decision to remove the Confederate flag from its Statehouse grounds meets with the approval of 57 percent of Americans, but 34 percent believe it was the wrong move, a new survey revealed.

August 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

For Mansfield, home is where the art is

Last week, Mansfield cheered the unveiling of a new outdoor mural painted by local artist Tamara Haase celebrating the events, places and people that make the town special.

August 05, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Douglas feels the heat at BOC meeting

Newton County Commissioner John Douglas faced blistering criticism Tuesday night from angry members of the public over a racist, sexist comment he wrote on Facebook, with many calling for his resignation.

August 04, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Porterdale millage rate stays the same in 2015

The tax millage rate for Porterdale will remain 17.910 for 2015, though revenues are expected to rise due to increased property values in the area.

August 04, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

UGA named in top 10 party schools

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The University of Georgia is the only Southeastern Conference member among the Princeton Review's annual list of the nation's top 10 party schools.

August 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Delta bans shipment of hunting trophies

NEW YORK (AP) - The big three U.S. airlines have all this week banned the shipment of hunting trophies, although it is unclear how many - if any - they have been carrying in recent years.

August 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Diploma equals jobs

It's can be someone's second chance.

August 04, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Education

Fees adopted for Legion Field park

There's an official pay structure now in place for those wanting to use Covington's Legion Field park for gatherings, including events, weddings and family reunions.

August 03, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Covington

Accreditation assessment team invites public comment

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), will arrive August 8, 2015 to examine all aspects of the Covington Police Department's policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Chief of PoliceStacey Cottonannounced today.

August 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Covington

Crash on I-20 eastbound near exit 80

An accident on Interstate 20 eastbound near Exit 80 in Rockdale County Sunday afternoon left a car on the median and traffic backed up. First responders are on the scene. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes. Check back later for more information.

August 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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