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Man shot at while taking out the trash

A Covington man was shot at while taking out the trash Tuesday.

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Geocaching comes to Newton County

The Porterdale Yak Club sold out last weekend, and a worldwide trending hobby – that is not kayaking – may be part of an explanation.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 8:48 p.m. | Updated: jul. 29, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Ready, set, teach!

Ready, set, teach!

Every public school in the county was empty Monday morning, but that’s not to say teachers and employees weren’t preparing for the first day of school.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 6:13 p.m. | Updated: jul. 29, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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County forms 2050 panel

After four public hearings and scores of pointed questions about the 2050 Plan, the Newton County Board of Commissioners is calling for help. County Chairman Keith Ellis told the Covington Rotary Club Tuesday afternoon that a citizens’ panel will soon be formed to delve into the intricacies of the plan.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 8:44 p.m. | Updated: jul. 29, 2014 10:00 p.m.

City to vote on code alternatives

The City of Covington will present some amendments to its fire code ordinance at Monday’s city council meeting after reaching a consensus on it in a work session Tuesday.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 8:45 p.m. | Updated: jul. 29, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Live Oak teachers prepare for the 1st day of school

Live Oak teachers prepare for the 1st day of school

When kids are asked what they want to be when they grow up, how many actually become the firefighter or astronaut or professional football player they claim destined to become? As one local teacher sticks decorations on her classroom walls, arranges textbooks and clears students’ desks, she is doing exactly that.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 8:46 p.m. | Updated: jul. 29, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Indian Creek student drowns in Albany pool

A local middle school student drowned last week in Albany, Georgia, at a neighborhood pool.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 6:11 p.m. | Updated: jul. 29, 2014 10:00 p.m.

GPTC unveils new media program and facilities

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC), along with event co-host, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, unveiled to an audience of industry executives, public officials and potential students, GPTC’s new Design and Media Production Technology (DMPT) and Recording Arts Technology (RART) programs and facility. The ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house, held at the DeKalb campus, provided guests the opportunity to meet students and learn first-hand of the cutting edge academic programs as they toured the Mac Lab and the television and production studio.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 6:12 p.m. | Updated: jul. 29, 2014 10:00 p.m.

2050 Plan hearings change format

Tonight’s 2050 Plan public hearing will have a format far different than the previous three hearings on the 200-page plan.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 2:55 p.m.
NMC hosts uniform, scrubs sale

NMC hosts uniform, scrubs sale

Newton Medical Center Auxiliary is hosting a Uniforms & Scrubs Sale Monday, Aug. 4 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 7 a.m. to noon.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2014 9:57 a.m.
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Legals 7/27/2014

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Legals 7/25/2014

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Legals 7/25/2014

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Legals 7/23/2014

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Unemployment up in Newton

State statistics show local unemployment numbers increased slightly in June, the latest month reported.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2014 7:58 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Flying history

Flying history

There are several ways to familiarize yourself with the history of the iconic flying machine of the Vietnam War, the Bell Helicopter Co. UH-1 “Huey.”

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Posted: jul. 26, 2014 3:56 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Middle Ridge principal selected for leadership network

One local school principal will have his schedule full with the opportunity to make a step toward the future of Georgia’s education.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2014 6:19 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2014 10:00 p.m.
It’s SSEMC meeting time

It’s SSEMC meeting time

About 1,357 Snapping Shoals EMC members turned out for the 76th annual shareholders’ meeting at the Georgia International Horse Park Thursday, July 24.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2014 6:20 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Covington teen missing, information sought

Covington teen missing, information sought

Fourteen-year-old Jordan Aaron has been reported missing to the Newton County Sheriff’s Department.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2014 6:22 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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State releases Student Growth Model

State releases Student Growth Model

For those parents, students and teachers who want to see a different form of explanation regarding students’ test scores and what they mean, other than lists of numbers throughout the years, they may want to check out a new tool.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2014 7:57 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Covington woman arrested in prostitution sting

Conyers police are turning their sights to deterring prostitutes, instead of just johns, from coming to Conyers with a recent undercover sting that arrested two women for prostitution and one man for drug possession.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2014 7:56 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2014 10:00 p.m.
City employees join wellness challenge to walk around the world

City employees join wellness challenge to walk around the world

Nancy Harvill said people have been asking her why so many City of Covington employees are walking around town recently.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2014 6:18 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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4H Forever: State 4H Congress

4H Forever: State 4H Congress

Newton County 4-H member Flannery Peay (on right) represented Northwest District at State 4-H Congress this week at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta. She competed in Performing Arts Instrumental, one of the largest projects in the state, and finished in fourth place. As part of the competition, Peay completed a year’s portfolio work including performing arts work, leadership and service, then also arranged her own four-minute old-time fiddle piece. She was accompanied by County Extension Agent Terri Fullerton.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2014 4:07 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Social Circle activities

Social Circle activities

Posted: jul. 26, 2014 4:08 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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One tank trip: Sleeping bear, hidden alligator

One tank trip: Sleeping bear, hidden alligator

Bear Hollow Zoo in Athens, Georgia has something for everyone. A short drive from Newton and Rockdale counties, this zoo offers a wide variety of wild animals. Here you can find a owls, bears, an American bald eagle and a reptile house with a variety of snakes and alligators. Volunteers educated on each of the animals are on hand to answer questions and offer a hands-on visit with some of the wildlife. The Bear Hollow Zoo is free for all visitors. Zoo hours are 9 to 5 seven days a week. For more info, call 706-613-3616.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2014 4:42 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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