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Boil Water advisory for Porterdale

Boil Water advisory for Porterdale

A boil water advisory has been issued for the south side of Porterdale after a water line was hit during construction Wednesday morning.

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Armed veteran enters Army recruitment office in Conyers

CONYERS - A local veteran was arrested for bringing a gun in to the Conyers Army recruitment office in an effort to "keep the guys on ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 10:26 a.m.
Douglas placed on administrative leave from GPC

Douglas placed on administrative leave from GPC

John Douglas has been placed on administrative leave pending further investigation from Georgia Perimeter College.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 9:58 a.m.
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Rep. Johnson calls for Douglas' resignation

Rep. Johnson calls for Douglas' resignation

Congressman Hank Johnson issued a statement Saturday calling for Newton County Commissioner John Douglas to resign over a racist, sexist comment Douglas posted on Facebook.

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 4:25 p.m. | Updated: jul. 27, 2015 9:10 a.m.
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Fees discussed for Legion Field

Each week Legion Field is getting closer and closer to completion for use as a park and rental facility for everyone.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 4:36 p.m.

Landfill should not be losing money, says committee member

The Newton County landfill could not only break even but also save money towards capital improvements if subsidies to the convenience centers are ended and ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 12:42 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Why opposing shared economy is a big mistake for Democrats

"The consumer demand for the Uber and Lyft kind of services is so great that any politician who gets in the way of that is ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 12:54 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Keeping K-9 dogs cool in summer

Because dogs can only cool themselves by panting and by sweating through their paw pads, a closed, hot car can be like an oven, allowing ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 1:27 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2015 5:00 a.m.
Covington looks to hanger Airport Authority

Covington looks to hanger Airport Authority

The Covington City council has been busy working on the future of the Covington airport, spending time during Monday’s council meeting and Tuesday’s ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 1:33 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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Douglas under fire over 'racial words'

Douglas under fire over 'racial words'

Newton County Commissioner John Douglas came under fire this week for using racist, sexist language to describe a protestor on Facebook who he accused of ...

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Posted: jul. 23, 2015 2:45 p.m. | Updated: jul. 25, 2015 4:20 p.m.
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NEGRC elects officers

NEGRC elects officers

Frank Turner, former Covington city manager, was elected chairman of the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission Council June 18 in Athens.

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 1:25 p.m.
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NCSO earns re-certification

NCSO earns re-certification

During the Tuesday Newton County Commissioner’s meeting, Mr. Mark Bender - Director of State Certification for the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, made a ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 1:25 p.m.
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Rockdale provides multiple settings for films

The headless horseman rode into town last week, as the cast and crew of Fox’s Sleepy Hollow began shooting season three in Rockdale County ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 1:22 p.m.

Superintendent Fuhrey gets contract extension

CONVINGTON- Newton County School System (NCSS) Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey will not be leaving anytime soon.

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Posted: jul. 23, 2015 11:42 p.m.
Superintendent Fuhrey gets contract extension

Superintendent Fuhrey gets contract extension

CONVINGTON- Newton County School System (NCSS) Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey will not be leaving anytime soon.

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Posted: jul. 23, 2015 11:42 p.m.
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Snapping Shoals members gather

Snapping Shoals members gather

Snapping Shoals EMC held its annual Round Up and members' meeting Thursday at the Georgia International Horse Park.

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Posted: jul. 23, 2015 11:06 a.m.
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BOE lowers bond millage rate to zero

COVINGTON- The Newton County School Board (BOE) decided to maintain the current maintenance and operations (M&O) millage rate while lowering the bond millage rate ...

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Posted: jul. 23, 2015 12:23 a.m.
Commissioners talk county future at BOC meeting

Commissioners talk county future at BOC meeting

Several Newton County commissioners used the first business meeting following the adoption of a controversial budget to speak about the future of the county and ...

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Posted: jul. 21, 2015 10:56 p.m.
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Large cocaine, cash bust in north Rockdale

Large cocaine, cash bust in north Rockdale

CONYERS - The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office and Conyers Police Department joint narcotics/vice unit recovered about a kilogram of cocaine, handgun and hundreds of ...

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Posted: jul. 21, 2015 5:19 p.m.
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Rotary Club to host golf tournament

Rotary Club to host golf tournament

The Covington Rotary Club will host its Inaugural Golf Tournament to raise funds for The Empty Stocking Fund and other local projects.

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Posted: jul. 21, 2015 2:22 p.m.
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Covington City Council lowers millage rate

For the second straight year the Covington City Council voted to lower the city’s millage rate.

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Posted: jul. 20, 2015 9:15 p.m.
Newton County sees property tax hike

Newton County sees property tax hike

The Newton County Board of Commissioners narrowly passed a 2016 budget Monday, raising property taxes by 21.87 over the rollback rate percent and 4 ...

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Posted: jul. 20, 2015 8:25 p.m.
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Area school supply drives

Though it may still feel like the dog days of summer, the first day of school is just around the corner, and local businesses and ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2015 3:52 p.m. | Updated: jul. 19, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Back to School tax holiday approaches

School is a little less than two weeks away, meaning once again its time for Georgia’s tax-free holiday.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2015 3:53 p.m. | Updated: jul. 19, 2015 5:00 a.m.
Alleged Ghost Face gangsters go to trial

Alleged Ghost Face gangsters go to trial

Requesting a speedy trial, Patty Wanda Green will return to court in September to defend against charges of racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2015 4:15 p.m. | Updated: jul. 19, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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