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Shopping center curfew for unaccompanied minors after 7 p.m.

Shopping center curfew for unaccompanied minors after 7 p.m.

CONYERS - The Conyers Police Department (CPD) will be working with the Conyers Crossroads shopping center to help enforce the private property's new curfew and ...

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Affordable housing takes root in Newton County

Like many people, Jasmine had a negative view of housing authorities—commonly conflated with ‘the projects’—before she came to live at New Leaf in ...

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Posted: aug. 29, 2015 10:59 p.m. | Updated: aug. 30, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Covington Police Dept. announces “Filming the Fuzz” contest, prizes

The annual Fuzz Run is rapidly approaching on Sept. 12 and the Covington Police Department is offering runners and spectators a unique way to get ...

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Posted: aug. 29, 2015 10:51 p.m.

Jersey Day kicks off Sept. 5

Football season is here, and the only thing better than showing support by wearing your favorite team’s jersey is to do it for a ...

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Posted: aug. 29, 2015 10:50 p.m.

Newton County Jail Log: August 26

Jacob Garland Abernathy, 18, Covington, August 25, Court sentenced

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Posted: aug. 29, 2015 10:39 p.m.
Mayor Johnston to run for re-election

Mayor Johnston to run for re-election

Covington, Ga. mayor Ronnie Johnston announced today he will officially seek election for a second term in office.

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Posted: aug. 29, 2015 5:00 p.m.
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Covington man killed in motorcycle crash with SUV

Covington man killed in motorcycle crash with SUV

CONYERS - A Covington man was killed in a crash with a SUV on Flat Shoals Road Tuesday morning.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2015 6:45 p.m.
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Arline Chapman will seek a second term in November

Arline Chapman will seek a second term in November

Arline Chapman, who served on the Porterdale City Council for six years before being elected mayor in 2012, has announced she will run for mayor ...

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Posted: aug. 28, 2015 3:18 p.m.
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Your Pie coming to Covington Square

Your Pie coming to Covington Square

Downtown Covington is putting a round pizza in a Square.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2015 2:25 p.m.
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Solid waste report calls for county to get out of landfill business

Five recommendations have come out of the Newton County Citizens’ Solid Waste Committee, which presented a draft of its report on Aug. 27 at the ...

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Posted: aug. 28, 2015 9:33 a.m.

NCSS ACT scores fall short of benchmarks

COVINGTON- The Newton County School System (NCSS) announced the ACT scores from the 2014-2015 school year Wednesday afternoon.

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Posted: aug. 27, 2015 12:18 p.m.
Covington library opened

Covington library opened

The Covington Branch of the Newton County Library System opened today after being closed for a week and a half.

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Posted: aug. 27, 2015 11:28 a.m.
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Porterdale to receive $500,000 in assistance from CDBG

The City of Porterdale is one of 78 Georgia communities who will receive a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Gov. Nathan deal announced.

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Posted: aug. 25, 2015 11:19 a.m.

School threat 'pre-recorded bomb threat'

A Newton County Sheriff’s Office investigation has discovered that the bomb threat called into Porterdale Elementary School on Aug. 14 was a pre-recorded threat.

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Posted: aug. 25, 2015 10:04 a.m.
$2,560 donated by Jersey Mike’s to the Covington YMCA

$2,560 donated by Jersey Mike’s to the Covington YMCA

During the grand opening week of the Jersey Mike’s Subs shop on Industrial Blvd. patrons who brought in a YMCA donation coupon received a ...

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Posted: aug. 24, 2015 12:39 p.m.
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1803 St. Louis comes to Conyers

Sometime in October, the city of St. Louis, Mo., circa 1803, will be built at the International Horse Park, a set for “Undaunted Courage,” the ...

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Posted: aug. 24, 2015 12:37 p.m.
The fanaticism of Dragon Con reaches Newton County

The fanaticism of Dragon Con reaches Newton County

It’s a definitely a big deal.

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Posted: aug. 24, 2015 12:34 p.m.
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GBI Director Keenan speaks to Kiwanis Club

GBI Director Keenan speaks to Kiwanis Club

Superior Court Judge Samuel Ozburn told the Kiwanis Club of Covington that if there was any criminal activity at Thursday’s meeting the person could ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2015 12:35 p.m. | Updated: aug. 23, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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Newton County Jail Log: Aug 19

Raymond Dean Adkins, 49, Oxford, August 17, child support default

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Posted: aug. 22, 2015 5:38 p.m. | Updated: aug. 23, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Fears and fallacies in retirement planning

There are multiple concerns to think about as you head for retirement. Some are very legitimate while others, although important are very inaccurate. Here are ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2015 6:28 p.m. | Updated: aug. 23, 2015 5:00 a.m.
Two more plead guilty in Newton RICO case

Two more plead guilty in Newton RICO case

A defendant in a racketeering case returned to court on Thursday and pled guilty to one count of racketeering and carrying a firearm during the ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2015 9:12 p.m. | Updated: aug. 23, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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On the clock with Bridgestone Golf

On the clock with Bridgestone Golf

The Covington Newton Chamber went On the Clock this month with Bridgestone Golf. Everyone knows Bridgestone for their rubber products, however their production of golf ...

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Posted: aug. 21, 2015 11:52 a.m.
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Library remains closed

The pump on the broken HVAC unit at the Covington branch of the Newton County Library System has been replaced; however the project is still ...

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Posted: aug. 21, 2015 9:41 a.m.
What’s in store for this weekend?

What’s in store for this weekend?

Events 8-21-15

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Posted: aug. 20, 2015 4:18 p.m.
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Exit 90 on- and off-ramps to be closed

The on- and off-ramp at Exit 90 on Interstate-20, along with the westbound inside and middle lanes from mile 90-91, will be closed from 9 ...

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Posted: aug. 20, 2015 11:55 a.m.

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