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‘Love for Mom’ day held on the Square

As a way to promote downtown businesses and eateries, Main Street Covington is working with area shops and restaurants on “Love for Mom,” Day, Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Updated: may. 03, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Porterdale City Hall making termite repairs

There’s nothing a termite likes more than a damp, dark place rich.

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Posted: may. 02, 2015 3:52 p.m. | Updated: may. 03, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Extent of chemical contamination at SRG Global plant unknown

The Board of Commissioners is preparing to vote on whether to allow SRG Global to carry out testing around its Covington plant to determine the extent of chemical contamination after a 2013 test revealed trichloroethylene (TCE) in the groundwater.

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Posted: may. 02, 2015 3:52 p.m. | Updated: may. 03, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Newton legal fees spiral out of control

A new proposal to cap county attorney fees at $800,000 could help bring the county’s legal spending within the upper range of other Georgia counties, but it would also be a significant budget increase at a time of severe financial constraints is already facing pushback from critics.

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Posted: may. 02, 2015 4:00 p.m. | Updated: may. 03, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Concerts in the square return in May

The strains of ‘80s and ‘90s classic rock will be heard over lunch in downtown Covington beginning Thursday, May 7, with the launch of the 25th season of Concerts on the Square.

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Posted: may. 02, 2015 3:39 p.m. | Updated: may. 03, 2015 4:00 a.m.

Judge Johnson serves as President-Elect of the Council of Superior Court Judges of Georgia

Superior Court Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr., Alcovy Judicial Circuit, Covington, became President-Elect of the Council of Superior Court Judges on Friday, and his term will run through April 30, 2016.

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Posted: may. 02, 2015 3:51 p.m. | Updated: may. 03, 2015 4:00 a.m.
Newman, Warfield named new principals

Newman, Warfield named new principals

One of the first items on Newton County School Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey’s agenda for the 2015-16 school year was filling the vacancies led by South Salem and Porterdale elementary schools principals Holly Dubois and Dr. Lizella Dodson, respectively.

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Posted: may. 02, 2015 4:02 p.m.
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Budget discussion heats up

Newton County faces some tough decisions for next year’s budget with the Sheriff seeking a $6.2 million increase and county employees impatient for raises.

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Posted: may. 02, 2015 3:55 p.m. | Updated: may. 02, 2015 4:00 p.m.

Kindergarten round-up this week

Newton County School System will hold its annual Kindergarten Round-Up during the week of May 4- May 7. Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2015 (child must have been born on or before September 1, 2010) to register for the 2015-2016 school year. Parents should bring the prospective kindergarten student with them to the roundup so teachers can conduct screenings with the children.

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Posted: may. 02, 2015 11:13 a.m.

Helping Baltimore (video)

People coming together to help Baltimore. Holly Cripps cofounder of "We Ride to Provide" has spearheaded an effort to raise money for supplies for Baltimore police and their K9  units. These officers along with their K9 companions are on the front lines of the recent unrest in the Baltimore Streets.

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Posted: apr. 30, 2015 12:43 p.m.
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Kroger to host racing theme Fan Fest

The Kroger on Salem Road is celebrating racing and its customers today during Fan Fest from 3-7 p.m.

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Posted: apr. 30, 2015 9:20 a.m.

No vote from BOC after executive session

The Newton County Board of Commissioners did not conduct a vote or public business following an executive session to discuss personnel Wednesday.

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Posted: apr. 28, 2015 4:54 p.m. | Updated: apr. 30, 2015 9:17 a.m.

Newton County Jail Log; Apr. 29

Joshua Alexander Aaron, 34, Covington, Apr 26, Criminal Attempt to Commit a Felony, Criminal Trespass

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Posted: apr. 29, 2015 3:41 p.m.
Rotary Club celebrates top 30 students

Rotary Club celebrates top 30 students

The Covington Rotary Club held its 50th annual Top Ten Reception and Awards Ceremony Tuesday evening.

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Posted: apr. 29, 2015 12:55 p.m.
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Form of Government Committee grapples with structure, accountability

The citizen committee reviewing Newton County’s form of government is closing in on a final draft report as it continues to wrestle with fundamental questions of structure and accountability.

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Posted: apr. 29, 2015 10:23 a.m.
CPD looking for 3 women in credit card "fraud"

CPD looking for 3 women in credit card "fraud"

The Covington Police Department is searching for three females who allegedly attempted to purchase food at Zaxby’s with stolen credit card numbers.

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Posted: apr. 28, 2015 4:13 p.m.
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NCSS procedures for HB91 petitions for diplomas

As a result of the passage of House Bill (HB) 91 in the Georgia General Assembly, former Newton County School System (NCSS) students who did not earn a diploma due to failing one or more portions of the Georgia High School Graduation test or the Georgia High School Writing Test now have the opportunity to petition the Newton County School System to receive their high school diploma.

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Posted: apr. 28, 2015 2:18 p.m.

CARE benefit raises money for scholarships

Come Saturday, May 2, the Tiger Bragg Band will play a benefit concert at the Porterdale Memorial Gymn, 2201 Main Street, to raise money for the Community Assistance Relief Effort (CARE) scholarship fund.

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Posted: apr. 28, 2015 12:05 p.m.

Around Town

Pictures from Miracle Field and Special Olympics Parade

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Posted: apr. 27, 2015 1:15 p.m.

Special Olympics and other Newton events

Pictures from Miracle Field and Special Olympics Parade

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Posted: apr. 27, 2015 1:15 p.m.
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Coyote jumps into kitchen chasing cat

A Newton County Sheriff's deputy responded Sunday to a call about an animal problem at a residence on Highway 212.

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Posted: apr. 27, 2015 11:31 a.m.

The Basic Annuity – Fixed Interest

If you want a guaranteed rate of return and don’t need your income until a later date, a fixed interest annuity might be for you. Interest rates are at the level they were in the 1950’s and this also has negatively affected certificates of deposit.

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Posted: apr. 25, 2015 12:38 p.m. | Updated: apr. 26, 2015 5:00 a.m.

About the FFA-FCCLA Center?

When you pass by the entrance to the FFA-FCCLA Center, have you ever thought what in the world happens there?

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Posted: apr. 25, 2015 12:40 p.m. | Updated: apr. 26, 2015 5:00 a.m.
First graduate of resource court program recognized

First graduate of resource court program recognized

It seemed appropriate that Daniel Pittman wore a T-shirt with the word “Hope” emblazoned on it.

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Posted: apr. 25, 2015 7:31 p.m. | Updated: apr. 26, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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Purchasing policy committee hits snag

A standoff is brewing over the purchasing policy committee with Commissioner John Douglas backing Commissioner J.C. Henderson’s last minute attempt to appoint a vendor to the committee seeking to tighten oversight of county spending.

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Posted: apr. 25, 2015 7:48 p.m. | Updated: apr. 26, 2015 5:00 a.m.

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