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Fashion show promotes heart health

Chi Tau Omega Chapter hosted its 2nd annual Pink Goes Red Fashion Show and Heart Awareness Forum at Stonecrest Mall on Saturday, Feb. 9, to raise awareness and promote the prevention of heart disease.

February 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Deadline looms for decision on car tax

Georgians who purchased a new or used automobile in 2012 or in early 2013 have until Friday to decide if they want to continue to pay annual car taxes or pay a one-time tax up-front.

February 25, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Scholarship gala to honor Goodman

The Newton County Historical Committee on Black Heritage Preservation is honoring City Councilwoman Janet Goodman at its first Scholarship Gala Friday, Feb. 28, beginning at 6 p.m., at Under the Stars Banquet Center in Oxford. Tickets are $25.

February 25, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Settlement ends Mansfield Power Line Conflict

Mansfield officials' two-and-half-year fight to prevent a new power line from being built through their city has fallen short, as the city agreed this month to accept a $250,000 settlement.

February 25, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Crash kills 20-year-old

A single-vehicle crash killed a 20-year-old Covington man and sent two others to the hospital.

February 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington Explorers compete in Gatlinburg

Twenty-four young adults in the Covington Police Explorers program recently traveled to Gatlinburg, Tenn., to take part in the 2014 Boy Scouts of America Winterfest Competition, and placed in one of the competitions.

February 25, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


20-year-old killed in fiery car crash

A fatal single-vehicle crash killed a 20-year-old Covington man and sent two others to the hospital.

February 24, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Arbor Day Celebration

Arbor Day Celebration in Newborn Ga.

February 23, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


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Staffing company unveils new jobs site

Local staffing company Wagner Service Solutions has launched a new jobs website, wagnerservices.net, for both job seekers and employers.

December 17, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington Rotary helps fill stockings

Thomas Kephart, right, president of United Bank, presented a $500 donation recently to Brad Bettis, left, president of the Covington Rotary, in support of the Rotary Club's Empty Stocking Fund for Christmas.

December 17, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


A Veteran's Story: Rockdale’s finest continue to serve

Cpl. Dexter Harris of the Rockdale Sheriff's Department joined the Army in 1987, just three weeks out of high school.

December 17, 2013 | Pete Mecca | LOCAL


Lowest gas price - Dec. 17

The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.08 at Citgo, located at 14625 Ga. Highway 36 and Willow Springs Drive.

December 17, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Lowest gas price - Dec. 16

The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Maraton, located at 10260 Ga. Highway 36 and Covington ByPass Road.

December 16, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSO TOY RUN (video)

Newton County Sheriff's Office & The Salvation Army Toy Run.

December 15, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


Violinist retires from Community Band

Though Lois Brown's years of playing violin in the Newton County Community Band may be coming to an end, her passion for music is as strong as ever.

December 14, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Holder attends National 4-H Congress

Continuing a long tradition in Newton County 4-H, Will Holder represented Georgia at National 4-H Congress last week.

December 14, 2013 | | LOCAL


Covington's power rates are going up

Covington's electricity customers will pay a slightly higher price for power in 2014, with an average resident , one who uses 1,131 kWh per month, expected to see his/her yearly bill increase by just under $50.

December 14, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Christmas cheer

December 14, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Car break-ins reported at packaging plant

A handful of employees at a packaging facility reported their cars were broken into and items were stolen.

December 14, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Newton County jail log

Ralph Antonio Barnes, 36, Flowery Branch, Dec. 10. Court sentenced.

December 14, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Employee promoted to transportation department

Brad Stoothoff joined the city of Covington staff because he wanted a new challenge and wanted to use his skills for residents.

December 14, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


County industrial recruiter leaves

Newton County's head industrial recruiter, Courtney Bernardi, resigned her role Friday to take a job with the economic development arm of the city of Johns Creek.

December 13, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Lowest gas price - Dec. 13

The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.

December 13, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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