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Bomb threat called in to Bard

An employee monitoring the switchboard at Bard, on Industrial Blvd. in Covington, received a phone call at 12:47 p.m. Tuesday, stating “There’s a bomb and it will go off in 10 minutes.”

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Bomb threat called in to Bard

An employee monitoring the switchboard at Bard, on Industrial Blvd. in Covington, received a phone call at 12:47 p.m. Tuesday, stating “There’s a bomb and it will go off in 10 minutes.”

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 9:46 a.m.

Lighting the square (slideshow)

Lighting the square (slideshow)

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Posted: nov. 20, 2014 11:49 p.m. | Updated: nov. 20, 2014 11:49 p.m.

County approves Old Atlanta Hwy cell tower

The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 in favor of a new, 150-foot cell tower at 10816 Old Atlanta Highway Tuesday evening.

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Posted: nov. 19, 2014 6:13 p.m. | Updated: nov. 19, 2014 6:14 p.m.

$21 million spent to date on Bear Creek

Newton County has spent approximately $21.6 million dollars on the proposed Bear Creek Reservoir since 1998, with the bulk of those funds going towards land acquisition, County Attorney Tommy Craig revealed Tuesday during a Newton County Board of Commissioners meeting.

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Posted: nov. 18, 2014 11:31 p.m.
Third person arrested in Smith murder

Third person arrested in Smith murder

Jamarcus Tyrone Smith, of Covington, was the third person arrested in the investigation of the murder of 29-year-old Newton County resident Demario Smith.

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Posted: nov. 10, 2014 3:44 p.m. | Updated: nov. 18, 2014 10:45 p.m.
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Board could know NMC parter in Jan.

The Newton Medical Center (NMC) expects to pick an equity partner in January, according to a presentation given by CEO Jim Weadick at a meeting of the Covington Rotary Club Tuesday.

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Posted: nov. 18, 2014 6:36 p.m.

Elderly woman dies in Oxford fire

An 88-year-old Oxford woman's body was found after a housefire Tuesday morning.

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Posted: nov. 18, 2014 5:23 p.m.

Shark Tank (video)

Newton College & Career Academy's Shark Tank

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Posted: nov. 18, 2014 2:18 p.m. | Updated: nov. 18, 2014 2:18 p.m.
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Contentious debate precedes curfew vote

Members of the Covington City Council asked if government should police people’s children during Monday’s work session.

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Posted: nov. 18, 2014 11:23 p.m.

City to begin airport improvement plan

There will soon be more than just take offs and landings happening at the Covington Municipal Airport.

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Posted: nov. 17, 2014 9:17 p.m.

Generally Speaking (video)

Generally Speaking A General Lee Story

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Posted: nov. 15, 2014 11:35 p.m.
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Historic courthouse featured in new book

Historic courthouse featured in new book

The courthouses of Georgia’s 159 counties hold the keys to the history of individual families and entire communities alike. From their primary role as the temples of justice for our court system to their better known function as the official repository of public records for significant life events, these buildings anchor many of Georgia’s town squares.

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Posted: nov. 15, 2014 5:41 p.m. | Updated: nov. 15, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Hollywood finds new home in Georgia

If you haven’t noticed, Georgia has become a hotbed for the film industry in recent years.

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Posted: nov. 15, 2014 6:09 p.m. | Updated: nov. 15, 2014 10:00 p.m.
A family running out of options

A family running out of options

Just days before 21-year-old Mary Elizabeth Hopkins passed away, her father, Mike, stood in the driveway of their Covington home at dawn and listened to her singing in her bedroom. Mary Elizabeth was known for her love of music, and would often sing to herself and her family.

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Posted: nov. 15, 2014 7:08 p.m. | Updated: nov. 15, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Wild at heart

Wild at heart

The finishing touches are being put in place and local artists are arriving to set up displays of their art.

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Posted: nov. 15, 2014 7:36 p.m. | Updated: nov. 15, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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GPC shows slight enrollment increase

Georgia Perimeter College’s fall 2014 student enrollment showed a 1.2 percent increase over fall 2013, with 21,371 students signing up for classes. The increase reverses a two-year trend that also has been experienced by other institutions of higher education.

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Posted: nov. 15, 2014 5:24 p.m.

Shooting at Salem Rd Kroger parking lot

The Newton County Sheriff’s Department responded to the third shooting in less than two weeks Thursday, after gunshots were fired in the parking lot of the Kroger on Salem Road.

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Posted: nov. 14, 2014 5:41 p.m. | Updated: nov. 14, 2014 5:41 p.m.

Live Stream: Lt. Governor's Seventh Annual Business and Education Summit

Posted: nov. 14, 2014 8:50 a.m.
2 Eagles to play in Thanksgiving Parade

2 Eagles to play in Thanksgiving Parade

Two Eastside High School students will be representing the Eagles live on national television this Thanksgiving.

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Posted: nov. 13, 2014 5:15 p.m.
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NCSS employees to get bonus check

In an effort to gain good faith with its staff, the Newton County Board of Education approved to give teachers a one-time check in addition to their regular pay, add to their 403(b) retirement plan and increase the work hours for their elementary school paraprofessionals.

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Posted: nov. 12, 2014 10:21 a.m. | Updated: nov. 13, 2014 12:13 p.m.
Covington snipers compete with the best

Covington snipers compete with the best

A 38 two-man team competition of snipers/spotters from around the world traveled to Fort Benning last week to compete in the 14th annual International Sniper Competition. Teams from Germany, the Army, the Department of Justice and Homeland Security were all their to compete and amongst those household names were Matt Cooper and Gene Nuqui of the Covington Police Department.

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Posted: nov. 13, 2014 10:56 a.m.
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Lack of lights leads to cocaine arrest

A Rutledge man, who was pulled over for not having his lights on, was arrested with cocaine and marijuana in Social Circle Tuesday.

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Posted: nov. 13, 2014 10:32 a.m.
Veteran's Day in pictures

Veteran's Day in pictures

Covington celebrated Veteran's Day with its annual celebration on the Square hosted by the American Legion.

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Posted: nov. 12, 2014 5:07 p.m.
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Another arrest in Ellington shooting

Another arrest in Ellington shooting

Micah Jujan Burch, of Keyton Drive in Covington, was arrested Wednesday in connection with a shooting at Greenway Drive and Timberlake Terrace Friday.

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Posted: nov. 07, 2014 1:56 p.m. | Updated: nov. 12, 2014 11:34 a.m.
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