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District 112 candidates square off at forum

(Watch the video from the debate by clicking here.)

March 08, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Don't forget to set clocks 1 hour ahead

Winter has dragged on in much of the country, but here's a sign spring is close at hand: Daylight saving time arrives this weekend.

March 08, 2014 | Associated Press | LOCAL


Covington man fatally shot in Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Law officers say they've taken six young people into custody -- including one who has been charged with murder -- after a fatal shooting in the parking lot of a Kroger grocery store in Augusta.

March 08, 2014 | Associated Press | LOCAL


One WB I-20 lane to be closed next week for construction

One lane on I-20 west in Newton County will be closed from Sunday through Thursday for bridge work.

March 08, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSO: Man inappropriately grabs teen

A man has been charged with cruelty to children and child molestation after he reportedly inappropriately touched a teen while at a gas station.

March 07, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Mansfield Mayor Middlebrooks resigns

Mansfield Mayor Estona Middlebrooks resigned from her position Thursday afternoon, citing a lack of time to devote to the position, though she had also faced questioning and criticism for months from council members and residents about spending of city funds.

March 06, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Alpha Academy principal resigns, may face charges

A Covington man who resigned last week as principal at the Alpha Academy, Rockdale County Public Schools' program for students with disciplinary issues, is being considered for charges of sexual battery after allegations of inappropriate behavior arose from a student.

March 06, 2014 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Man, woman's road rage leaves dents in vehicle

Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office are looking for a man and a woman who damaged a family's vehicle in a fit of rage Saturday.

March 06, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Women accused of shoplifting face drug charges

Two women who reportedly tried to steal lingerie from Kmart were arrested on drug charges.

March 06, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


GPC dedicates garden to memory of Cline at Daffodil Festival

Spring is a time for awakening and revival.

March 06, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


6 “johns” arrested in Conyers prostitution sting

Six more arrests were made in a recent Conyers Police Department undercover operation targeted at those purchasing prostitution services, known as "johns."

March 06, 2014 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Cline honored at Daffodil Festival

Spring is a time for awakening and revival.

March 06, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Local veteran part of class-action lawsuit

Newton County resident George Siders saw the horrors of the Vietnam War first hand for 13 months – he killed enemy soldiers and he saw his Marine friends die. He saw those horrors replayed in his dreams for years.

March 04, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


State mandates new immunizations

The Georgia Department of Public Health has changed its immunization requirements for new students and sixth-graders enrolling in seventh grade, which will now require that students get Tdap – tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, and MCV - meningococcal conjugate vaccines prior to entering school.

March 04, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Rocky Plains students honor classmate after tragic death

Students at Rocky Plains Elementary school remembered one of their former classmates by planting a tree and releasing balloons in her memory.

March 04, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


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Programs to mark MLK holiday

Newton County's Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Observance Committee is preparing for its annual MLK Ecumenical Program and invites the public to attend and participate in its activities, which include some new initiatives.

January 04, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Brrrrrace yourself for bitterly cold weather

Next week is expected to bring some of the coldest weather Atlanta's seen in a decade, and local officials are urging residents to take precautions to protect themselves, their pets and their homes.

January 04, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Through the camera

The New Year's Eve parties spilled out into the streets for a few in Newton County Tuesday night. Riding along with the Newton County Sheriff's Office Crime Suppression Unit, you gain a whole new respect for those who keep our county safe.

January 04, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


Government moves to appeal surveillance ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration moved Friday to ask the secretive U.S. spy court to allow the National Security Agency to continue collecting every American's telephone records every day, in the midst of dueling decisions in two civilian federal courts about whether the surveillance program is constitutional.

January 03, 2014 | Associated Press | LOCAL


NC politician writes resignation letter in Klingon

INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. (AP) - Call it a politician boldly going where no one has gone before.

January 03, 2014 | Associated Press | LOCAL


Lowest gas price - Jan. 3

The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.06 at BP, located at Ga. Highway 162 and Ga. Highway 212.

January 03, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Woman reportedly fights woman, deputies on New Year’s

A woman began her New Year in the ER and in jail after she was reportedly arrested for fighting a woman at a gas station and then deputies Wednesday morning.

January 02, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Students learn through serving others

On Friday, Dec. 20, 4th- through 8th- grade students from Montessori School of Covington focused on what they could do for others rather than what they could give and receive. Students held a food, clothing and used toy drive during December at the school, and on Friday took hundreds of donated food items to Willing Helpers Food Pantry.

January 02, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington man caught for robbery at traffic stop

Robbers struck a pizza store New Year's morning using a fake gun and a sock and then ran straight into a Rockdale County Sheriff's Office traffic stop where they were caught.

January 02, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


2014 primary to be May 20

The 2014 election season will get off to a quicker-than-usual start in Georgia with the state's Primary Election set for May 20, nearly two full months earlier than the traditional mid-July date.

January 02, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


A guide to being a state legislator

After Rep. Doug Holt (R-Social Circle) announced he wasn't seeking reelection, three contenders immediately stepped up, and with every state seat up for election in 2014, more announcements are coming.

January 02, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Newton's newest

Newton Medical Center is proud to welcome Ezra Paul Joyce as the first baby delivered in its BirthCare Center in 2014.

January 02, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Robbers flee into traffic stop

Robbers struck a pizza store New Year's morning using a fake gun and a sock and then ran straight into a Rockdale County Sheriff's Office traffic stop where they were caught.

January 02, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Deputies nab man fleeing checkpoint

A Covington man who fled a traffic checkpoint just before Christmas was caught and arrested after Rockdale deputies found drugs and a stolen gun in his car.

January 02, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Lowest gas price - Jan. 2

The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.19 at Chevron, located at 10176 Alcovy Road and City Pond Road.

January 02, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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