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Local man guilty of child molestation

Local man guilty of child molestation

A Social Circle man will serve five years of a 20-year sentence in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of child molestation, the Walton County assistant district attorney confirmed Thursday.

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Shop with a Cop (video)

Shop with a Cop (video)

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 10:31 a.m. | Updated: dec. 18, 2014 10:31 a.m.
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Work begins on Hwy. 81 and Crowell Rd.

Work begins on Hwy. 81 and Crowell Rd.

County Chairman Keith Ellis presided Wednesday over the groundbreaking ceremony for improvements to the notorious intersection of Georgia Highway 81 and Crowell Road in Porterdale, where cars were lined up 10 deep well after rush hour.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 3:43 p.m.
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Man shot on Cecilia Street

A man was dragged from the bathroom and restrained to the floor, before being shot at a Covington residence Wednesday morning.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 11:26 a.m. | Updated: dec. 17, 2014 12:54 p.m.

NCSS takes action to disinfect Oak Hill

In the wake of the recent outbreak of gastroenteritis at Oak Hill Elementary, the Newton County School Board concluded an action needed to disinfect the school during its meeting Tuesday night.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 10:05 a.m. | Updated: dec. 17, 2014 10:07 a.m.

CPD gets Taser, new Rocket technology

The Covington Police Department is getting even more high tech and started preparing for the future Monday night.

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 8:32 p.m. | Updated: dec. 16, 2014 8:32 p.m.

NCSS's CCRPI score drops

The Georgia State Superintendent’s Office released the Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index, CCRPI, scores for the 2013-2014 school year Tuesday.

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 6:32 p.m.

Maintenance required on donation boxes

Donation boxes in the city of Covington now has to kept to strict guidelines after the city council approved a text amendment to the zoning ordinance regulating unmanned donation boxes Monday.

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 4:56 p.m.

Rainbow to distribute 40,000 lbs of food

Update 12/18/2014: Due to inclement weather, the event will be postponed to next Saturday, Dec. 27 at the same time. 

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 4:11 p.m.
First F-150 in Georgia goes to Covington resident

First F-150 in Georgia goes to Covington resident

The first 2015 Ford F-150 sold in Georgia will be driven in Covington, as Newton County resident Mike Poole made the purchase at Covington Ford.

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 3:42 p.m.
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Covington to spend $46,000 on excavator, trailer

The City of Covington agreed to purchase a new excavator and trailer during Monday night’s public meeting.

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 3:26 p.m.
Alcovy UMC hosts Giving Tree

Alcovy UMC hosts Giving Tree

Alcovy United Methodist Church is working with the Salvation Army’s Toy Drive for the third year, and helped supply toys to those who might otherwise not have anything for Christmas.

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 1:47 p.m. | Updated: dec. 16, 2014 1:47 p.m.
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Covington votes no to personal care home

A group of concerned citizens spoke up to the Covington Planning and Zoning Department and the Covington City Council, and had their voices heard Monday night.

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Posted: dec. 15, 2014 9:42 p.m.

Covington passes curfew ordinance

The Covington City Council unanimously passed a curfew ordinance at its meeting Monday night.

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Posted: dec. 15, 2014 8:48 p.m. | Updated: dec. 15, 2014 8:51 p.m.

Springfield Baptist food giveaway Dec. 16-19

Springfield Baptist Church will be giving away more than 100,000 pounds of food to families in need from Dec. 16-19.

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Posted: dec. 15, 2014 6:42 p.m.

Man arrested for attacking Kroger cashier

A Kroger employee had to pull an attacker off a cashier Saturday afternoon.

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Posted: dec. 15, 2014 10:19 a.m.

More questions than answers over water

How much water does Newton County have? The Water and Sewerage Authority hopes to finally put this question to rest after an old report surfaced this week that appears to contradict claims made by water consultant and County Attorney Tommy Craig.

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Posted: dec. 13, 2014 5:00 p.m. | Updated: dec. 13, 2014 10:00 p.m.
History for Henderson

History for Henderson

J.C. Henderson officially became the longest-serving commissioner in Newton County history.

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Posted: dec. 13, 2014 3:45 p.m.
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Newton County Jail Log

Christopher Rogeli Medrano, 23, Covington, Nov 19, Violate Family Violence Order

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Posted: dec. 13, 2014 3:17 p.m.

Lassiter: Receiving additional social security benefits

This article was drafted during the Thanksgiving holidays and on returning home, I noticed that many of these suggestions are in the January 2015 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Although all of this information is readily available in my profession, I feel that it’s proper to cite this publication.

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Posted: dec. 13, 2014 2:51 p.m.
Covington wine boutique expands shop

Covington wine boutique expands shop

The jugs are dark brown glass and inscribed with the name of the store. Called “growlers,” the jugs come in half-gallon and gallon sizes and hold a customer’s chosen craft beer from the selection offered at The Cork Boutique.

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Posted: dec. 13, 2014 2:49 p.m.
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It's not too late to vaccinate

The holiday season brings celebrations with lots of food, fun, friends and family. If you are lucky, you might get to bring home leftovers. If you are not so lucky, you might bring home a cold, or worse, the flu.

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Posted: dec. 13, 2014 2:40 p.m.

2 more drug cases at schools make 21

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office responded to two calls concerning marijuana in Newton County high schools recently.

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Posted: dec. 12, 2014 3:42 p.m.
Newton Medical Center reduces staff

Newton Medical Center reduces staff

Newton Medical Center officials announced staff reductions have taken place, affecting 2.8 percent of the hospital’s workforce.

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Posted: dec. 12, 2014 2:13 p.m.
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The Nutcracker (video)

The Nutcracker will be performed by the Covington Regional Ballet at the Porter Auditorium 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

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Posted: dec. 12, 2014 1:59 p.m. | Updated: dec. 12, 2014 2:01 p.m.
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