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Shoplifting call leads to twins' arrests

Twin brothers were arrested Sunday after a reported shoplifting call.

February 18, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


City demolishing substandard housing

The city looks a little cleaner these days, as some of its worst homes have been torn down in recent years.

February 18, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


GPC's Daffodil Festival to be March 5-6

The annual Daffodil Festival will focus on defining the community - from its physical surroundings and history, to those who contribute to its growth and success - March 5-6 at Georgia Perimeter College's Newton Campus.

February 18, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington to hold citizens academy

The City Of Covington will soon start its next Public Safety Citizen's Academy.

February 18, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


A wintry lesson in perspective

It's not yet 10 a.m. on Wednesday Feb. 12, and the Peach State's 2014 Icemageddon already has Georgians in its Arctic grip.

February 18, 2014 | Pete Mecca | LOCAL


Man sets himself on fire at Kroger

Officials said a man set himself on fire at the Kroger on U.S. Highway 278 Tuesday afternoon.

February 18, 2014 | By Danielle Everson and Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


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More arrests in hair-weave shooting

Three more arrests have been made in last week's robbery-turned-killing of a Conyers woman over a hair-weave sale, including the arrest of a man who had been suspected in the 2010 deadly shooting at a Conyers house party.

December 17, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


More than $8,000 in game systems stolen

Thieves reportedly stole more than $8,000 worth of game systems and damaged the GameStop store on Industrial Boulevard early Monday morning.

December 17, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


CNG fueling station to open next month

Covington's compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility is expected to be open within the next 30 days, and the Covington City Council set the prices for the fuel at its Monday meeting.

December 17, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Community supports Officer Morgan Day

"I'm a star," said Covington's youngest police officer, Morgan Steward.

December 17, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Mystic Grill restaurant holding job fair

The Mystic Grill restaurant is having a job fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday at the restaurant to fill around 30-40 positions in advance of a grand opening scheduled for mid-January.

December 17, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Covington YMCA gets into the spirit

The "Be Active - Live Longer" group from the Covington YMCA held its annual Christmas luncheon last week. Everyone brought gifts for children of families in need from the Flint Hill Elementary School community for the school's Project Christmas Tree. After lunch, everyone wrapped presents to be delivered before Christmas.

December 17, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Labor commissioner: Workers need ‘soft skills’

Georgia residents and students need new skills to compete in more efficient, technology-based workplaces, but they also need top-notch "soft skills" to work with their peers and please customers, and Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said his department is working in both areas.

December 17, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Restaurant Health Scores, Dec. 18

Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins, 3153 U.S. Highway 278, Covington, Sept. 30. 96, A.

December 17, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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


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