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Tales of a Haunted House (VIDEO)

Tales of a Haunted House

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NCSS graduation rates top rest of Ga.

Graduation rates, released Thursday, show the Newton County School System is four percentage points higher than the rest of the state’s average.

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Posted: oct. 30, 2014 12:12 p.m.
Brief standoff ends with kidnapping suspect in custody

Brief standoff ends with kidnapping suspect in custody

 A standoff with a kidnapping suspect barricaded in a Conyers motel ended peacefully after the suspect gave himself up Wednesday around 5 p.m.

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Posted: oct. 29, 2014 6:22 p.m.
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Ebola concerns keeps 200 out of NHS

A day after Newton County School System released information that a Newton High School teacher was in contact with someone traveling form Sierra Leone, the school’s absentee rate doubled Wednesday.

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Posted: oct. 28, 2014 11:36 p.m. | Updated: oct. 29, 2014 5:47 p.m.
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Man Tazed by CPD at America's Best

Covington Police Tazed a man who had been standing on the balcony of America’s Best Value taking off his clothes to urinate Tuesday.

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Posted: oct. 29, 2014 3:43 p.m.

Newton County Jail Log

Stephanie Marie Abercrombie, 36, Covington, Oct 16, Parole Violation

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Posted: oct. 29, 2014 2:53 p.m.
Local teen competes for Miss Georgia

Local teen competes for Miss Georgia

Shaunice Baker, 15, of Covington will compete for the title of Miss Georgia USA 2015 on Nov. 20-2 at the Henry County Performing Arts Theatre in McDonough.

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Posted: oct. 29, 2014 1:25 p.m.
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Man commands CPD, runs, is punched

After a man yelled at Covington Police Department officers on how to do their job, he took off running before being tackled and arrested near Thomas Buffet Saturday around 4:30 p.m.

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Posted: oct. 28, 2014 5:28 p.m.
Newton County drug court graduates

Newton County drug court graduates

Newton County's Adult Felony Drug Court held its graduation ceremony Friday at 2 p.m. in the jury assembly room of teh Newotn County Judicial Center.

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Posted: oct. 28, 2014 4:30 p.m.
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Infinity Solutions acquires CompuNet

Infinity Network Solutions, Inc., a leading Information Technology services company for small to mid-sized businesses and public sector agencies, announced today the acquisition of CompuNet, Inc., a full service Networking and Internet solutions provider located in Macon, Georgia.

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Posted: oct. 27, 2014 2:38 p.m.

Newton officials meet at Ebola talks

Nearly 200 officials from Newton, Rockdale and Gwinnett counties gathered Friday morning to have a conversation about proper protocols and procedures to initiate when dealing with someone who has contracted the Ebola virus.

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Posted: oct. 27, 2014 2:07 p.m.
United Bank names advisory directors

United Bank names advisory directors

United Bank President Thomas Kephart announced the addition of two local business leaders to its Covington Advisory Board. Anne Laster and Steven Kapp joined the board in their first meeting earlier in October.

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Posted: oct. 27, 2014 11:21 a.m.
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Family court graduates three

Family court graduates three

Three citizens graduated from Parent Accountability court recently.

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Posted: oct. 27, 2014 10:54 a.m.
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Trunk or Treat (slideshow)

Trunk or Treat at Salem United Methodist Church

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Posted: oct. 26, 2014 11:12 a.m. | Updated: oct. 26, 2014 11:13 a.m.
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Revolutionary road

Marching toward the Newton County School Board in 1970, local black students knew they needed to be treated fairly.

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Posted: oct. 25, 2014 5:07 p.m. | Updated: oct. 25, 2014 11:00 p.m.
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Town hall looks for safety in Fairview area

Town hall looks for safety in Fairview area

Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown assured a crowd of dozens of concerned citizens that crime is down in their neighborhoods, and they urged community leaders that they want that trend to continue because they still feel threatened.

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Posted: oct. 25, 2014 5:09 p.m. | Updated: oct. 25, 2014 7:00 p.m.
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Our debt to those who came before us

Have you ever thought how much tradition plays in one’s faith? Sir Isaac Newton once said following a short period of time when he made some amazing discoveries, “If I see further than others it is because I stand on the shoulders of the giants that came before me.” As the Sims Chapel Baptist Church celebrates today its One Hundred and Twenty Ninth Anniversary it adds to the day recognition of the one known at the “Mother of the Church” Mrs. Emma Allen. Truly she is a matriarch of that congregation on whose shoulders that congregation stands.

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Posted: oct. 25, 2014 5:14 p.m.
The fair comes to town

The fair comes to town

The Social Circle fair brought good ole’ laughter and fun last week. Here are some snapshots to recap the joy.

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Posted: oct. 25, 2014 5:01 p.m.
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Holiday light contest coming

The Covington News, Square Perk and Mainstreet Covington are teaming up to shine a little light on the 2014 Holiday season.

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Posted: oct. 25, 2014 5:00 p.m.

BOC postpones cell tower vote

Lanier Sims served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Commissioners as Keith Ellis was absent from the public meeting Tuesday, leaving a four-commissioner board with the possibility for a 2-2 tie.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 5:34 p.m.

Special needs workshop upcoming

Parents and guardians of students with special needs have a special workshop upcoming specifically geared towards assisting the child with his/her education.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 5:04 p.m.

Porterdale church catches fire

The Anointed Body of Christ Church in Porterdale suffered hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage Thursday night, when a fire blazed through the building.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 3:25 p.m.

McGiboney, Alcovy Trestle made safer

Aaron Wadley, who has been on the job as Newton County’s transportation director since September, briefed the Newton County Board of Commissioners Tuesday on several projects going on throughout the county.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 8:58 p.m.

I-20 pedestrian bridge project under budget

The Covington City Council learned it would be saving money on the pedestrian bridge over I-20 on SR 81 during Monday’s council meeting.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 4:16 p.m.

I-20 construction work continues

This weekend is full of fall festivals to travel to, but also construction on highways around Metro Atlanta and Georgia.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 3:07 p.m.

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