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Hoffman, Covington radio pioneer dies

In 1957 Bill Hoffman reached out to much of the Newton County community through the airwaves.

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Today in Pictures

Today in Pictures

a look at our home town through the camera.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 2:02 p.m.
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SSEMC linemen to wear pink hardhats

SSEMC linemen to wear pink hardhats

Snapping Shoals EMC’s linemen will be making a fashion statement and an effort to educate members and employees about breast cancer prevalence and early detection during the month of October.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 1:51 p.m.
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Rivers Alive cleanup next Saturday

Rivers Alive cleanup next Saturday

The annual Rivers Alive cleanup is quickly approaching.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 11:15 a.m.
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Speech meet winners announced

Speech meet winners announced

Providence Christian School is proud to announce the winners of the second annual speech meet for the Upper School, which was held on Thursday, Sept. 25. The finalists and winners are listed as follows:

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Posted: sep. 30, 2014 7:30 p.m.
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Outdoor burn ban lifted

The statewide burn ban for Georgia is lifted as of Wednesday, Oct. 1, according to the Covington Fire Department.

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Posted: sep. 30, 2014 4:01 p.m.

NMC to host Billy Taylor Classic Golf Tournament

Registration is open for Newton Medical Center’s Auxiliary 24th Annual Bill Taylor Classic Golf Tournament.

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Posted: sep. 30, 2014 11:52 a.m.
Around Town

Around Town

As we travel to the store, a friend's house or commute to work, how often do we take the time to see the true beauty our home town offers?

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Posted: sep. 29, 2014 1:02 p.m. | Updated: sep. 30, 2014 10:55 a.m.
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'13-14 Teachers of the Year announced

'13-14 Teachers of the Year announced

It was 4:15 p.m. on Monday, long past the time students walked out of their classrooms for the day, but a group of teachers stuck around.

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Posted: sep. 29, 2014 6:01 p.m. | Updated: sep. 29, 2014 6:06 p.m.
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Man loses wheel, crashes motorcycle

A man traveling south on Hwy. 212, approximately 50 feet past Hwy. 36, crashed after his front wheel came off Friday.

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Posted: sep. 29, 2014 2:06 p.m. | Updated: sep. 29, 2014 2:12 p.m.

$1.19M grant to rehab Porterdale sewer system

It’s the dirtiest of the dirty jobs, but someone has to make sure a city’s sewer system stays secure. And that just became easier for Porterdale.

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Posted: sep. 29, 2014 2:06 p.m. | Updated: sep. 29, 2014 2:06 p.m.

GPC Newton Open House Oct. 18

Potential college students hoping to explore a new career path, learn about classes for their major, or find out about student clubs and organizations, can attend the Georgia Perimeter College Newton Campus open house Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Posted: sep. 29, 2014 10:56 a.m.

Construction worker killed on I-20 on Saturday

A worker was killed at the construction zone of Interstate 20 westbound in Rockdale Saturday when a dump truck reportedly backed over him.

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Posted: sep. 28, 2014 7:50 p.m.
A legacy of leadership

A legacy of leadership

John McNeil’s last shift has ended.

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Posted: sep. 27, 2014 6:44 p.m. | Updated: sep. 27, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Introducing Dobbs Memorial Parkway

Introducing Dobbs Memorial Parkway

When Dr. William Dobbs was elected mayor of Covington, Pace Street ended at the railroad tracks and traffic lights around town were illuminated by light bulbs.

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Posted: sep. 27, 2014 6:41 p.m.
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Social Circle's City-Wide cleanup

Social Circle's City-Wide cleanup

You may have seen a city of people cleaning up the streets of Social Circle before, but here are some numbers and details on the City-Wide Cleanup that took place Saturday morning.

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Posted: sep. 27, 2014 6:36 p.m.
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GPC named Military Friendly School

For the fourth year in a row, Georgia Perimeter College has earned the Military Friendly School designation from GI Jobs.com. The label reflects the college’s efforts to provide educational opportunities to U.S. veterans, active-duty troops and their families. The 2015 Military Friendly Schools list was released Sept. 23 and can be found at militaryfriendlyschools.com.

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Posted: sep. 27, 2014 6:34 p.m.
Cars of the Past  come to Covington

Cars of the Past come to Covington

Hot Rods will line the streets of the Covington Square once again, all in an effort to help Newton County children in need this Christmas.

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Posted: sep. 27, 2014 6:26 p.m. | Updated: sep. 27, 2014 6:27 p.m.
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Covington student completes internship

Covington student completes internship

Olivia Martzell of Covington, a Northwestern State University student studying mass communications, was nominated for two awards for a multimedia package she produced during an internship in Italy last summer. Martzell wrote, shot, edited and produced a package that was nominated for best story in the multimedia category and best overall photography, which she won.

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Posted: sep. 27, 2014 6:34 p.m.
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Farm Bureau receives district awards

Farm Bureau receives district awards

The Newton County Farm Bureau was recognized recently during the Georgia Farm Bureau’s 3rd District Annual Meeting for its outstanding member programs.

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Posted: sep. 27, 2014 5:45 p.m.
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A new chapter

The long history of The Covington News is starting a new chapter in just nine days.

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Posted: sep. 25, 2014 8:14 p.m. | Updated: sep. 25, 2014 10:00 p.m.
A brand new Square

A brand new Square

The beauty of the Covington Square may be timeless, but that doesn’t mean an update will tarnish its image or history. It will help to make the Square an even better place for Newton County residents, visitors and tourists alike.

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Posted: sep. 25, 2014 8:17 p.m. | Updated: sep. 25, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Little River bridge a big deal

Little River bridge a big deal

The Sewell Road bridge across the Little River might not look like a big deal, but looks can be deceiving.

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Posted: sep. 25, 2014 8:23 p.m. | Updated: sep. 25, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Double the sound

There will be twice the tickling of the ivories Sunday, as Covington will get a chance to listen to two organs at one concert.

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Posted: sep. 25, 2014 8:20 p.m.
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Welcoming all to Hollywood of the South

Welcoming all to Hollywood of the South

“The Vampire Diaries” is a worldwide hit, “In the Heat of the Night” brought Newton County to the attention of a national television audience, and movies bring millions of dollars into Newton County and Covington.

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Posted: sep. 25, 2014 8:17 p.m.
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