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Your Pie to open Saturday

Your Pie to open Saturday

Andrew Williams and Ross Bradley left Covington after graduating from George Walton Academy in 2007 and have now returned to bring a new restaurant to ...

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Updated: Feb. 14, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Covered, smothered and serenaded

Covered, smothered and serenaded

Waffle House is known for serving up such classics as waffles, hash browns and patty melts but at one Waffle House, located on Highway 278 ...

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Posted: feb. 13, 2016 12:39 p.m. | Updated: feb. 14, 2016 4:00 a.m.
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Boutique hotel may open in downtown Covington

Covington is on track to get a high-end boutique hotel in the next few years.

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Posted: feb. 13, 2016 12:45 p.m. | Updated: feb. 14, 2016 4:00 a.m.
New traffic light on Crowell Road easing traffic

New traffic light on Crowell Road easing traffic

First, traffic was controlled by a stop sign. The cars began to back up. Next, a flashing red light was installed, and people waited.

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Posted: feb. 13, 2016 12:46 p.m. | Updated: feb. 14, 2016 4:00 a.m.
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New science building reflects Oxford’s past and future

New science building reflects Oxford’s past and future

The building is new, offering students and faculty the latest in technology and classroom design. However, the new Oxford Science Building pays tribute to the ...

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Posted: feb. 13, 2016 1:37 p.m.
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Chamber embraces student businesses

Chamber embraces student businesses

A DJ, digital marketer, maker of duck calls and baker are among the most recent members of the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce. They are ...

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Posted: feb. 13, 2016 12:36 p.m.
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Jeffares: Week Five Updates from the State Senate

The days are going by quickly now, as we wrap up our fifth week of the 2016 legislative session. We worked four efficient days this ...

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Posted: feb. 13, 2016 12:34 p.m.

Belton: A significant week in the state legislature

The fifth week of Georgia Legislative Session this year was by far the most significant, as the House passed a bill that would protect preachers ...

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Posted: feb. 13, 2016 12:33 p.m.
New concession stand coming to City Pond

New concession stand coming to City Pond

The T-ball and peewee fields at City Pond Park will have a new addition.

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Posted: feb. 13, 2016 12:18 p.m.
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Council encourages nonprofit to work with Main Street on 5K race

Council encourages nonprofit to work with Main Street on 5K race

Road closures, building code enforcement and appointments to boards and committees made up the majority of the City of Covington’s council meeting Feb. 1.

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Posted: feb. 13, 2016 12:16 p.m.
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County to be charged for oil

County to be charged for oil

Newton County will be charged to pick up refuse oil at its convenience centers.

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Posted: feb. 13, 2016 12:13 p.m.
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Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 10

Ali Kareem Adams, 30, Covington, February 8, probation violation

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Posted: feb. 12, 2016 8:51 p.m.

Council encourages nonprofit to work with Main Street on 5K race

Road closures, building code enforcement and appointments to boards and committees made up the majority of the City of Covington’s council meeting Feb. 1.

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Posted: feb. 11, 2016 2:07 p.m.

Alcovy Road commercial development no more

The plan to build a movie theater, hotels, offices and retail stores along Alcovy Road in Covington, known as Covington Towne Center and Project Kitchen ...

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Posted: feb. 11, 2016 9:32 a.m.
John Douglas will not seek reelection

John Douglas will not seek reelection

John Douglas, District 1 Newton County Commissioner, announced Wednesday he will not seek reelection in 2016.

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Posted: feb. 10, 2016 10:39 a.m.
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Early voting begins today

It’s a presidential election year, which means more voting than usual and for the need-to-know, which is everyone that can vote, there are a ...

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Posted: feb. 06, 2016 1:58 p.m.
Watch: Jet Rawls wins Spelling Bee

Watch: Jet Rawls wins Spelling Bee

Watch our video of INdian Creek Middle School student Jet Rawls winning the Newton County School System's Spelling Bee Friday.

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Posted: feb. 05, 2016 6:22 p.m.
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Local B&B featured in GPB special

Local B&B featured in GPB special

Twelve Oaks, the historic Covington Bed and Breakfast, will be featured as one of eight of the most romantic places in Georgia in an upcoming ...

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Posted: feb. 05, 2016 9:31 a.m.
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Dailey family opens third Zaxby’s in Covington

Dailey family opens third Zaxby’s in Covington

A new Zaxby’s restaurant is opening in west Newton County, and with it an opportunity for 40 new jobs.

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Posted: feb. 05, 2016 9:23 a.m.
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Appreciation and accreditation for NCSO

Appreciation and accreditation for NCSO

Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown shared, not only a plaque signifying his office’s recent accreditation, but also some of the rave reviews bestowed upon ...

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Posted: feb. 04, 2016 6:00 p.m.
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District spelling bee starts Friday

District spelling bee starts Friday

The Newton County School System will host the 2016 District Spelling Bee on Friday, February 5, at 10:30 a.m. at Newton High School ...

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Posted: feb. 04, 2016 11:52 a.m.
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Elementary School death ruled accidental, caused by asphyxia

Five-year-old Andrea Tyrah DeBruhl died due to asphyxia after being caught in playground equipment at the Newton County Theme School at Ficquett Monday, according to ...

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Posted: feb. 03, 2016 6:39 p.m.
No issues found in JDA finances

No issues found in JDA finances

In a study of the Joint Development Authority’s (JDA) financial transactions, in particular bonds, no illegalities or potential liability to Newton County were discovered ...

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Posted: feb. 03, 2016 2:33 p.m.
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Stanton Springs neighborhood permit withdrawn

Stanton Springs neighborhood permit withdrawn

A much maligned residential development planned for Stanton Springs is off the table after the developers withdrew a petition for rezoning recently.

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Posted: feb. 03, 2016 2:31 p.m.
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Tragedy strikes Theme School

Tragedy struck Newton County Theme School at Ficquett this week with the death of a 5-year-old kindergarten student Monday.

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Posted: feb. 02, 2016 3:42 p.m.

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