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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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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.

Man gives $800, promised $30,000

A Covington man was convinced to give someone $800 to get $30,000 to deposit in his bank account after meeting him in the parking lot of the Food Depot Wednesday.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 2:44 p.m. | Updated: oct. 23, 2014 12:57 p.m.

Change the World Day this Saturday

Citizens of Newton County are racing against hunger in working to change the world.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 5:02 p.m.
R.L. Cousins class of 64 celebrates

R.L. Cousins class of 64 celebrates

The R.L. Cousins Class of 1964 celebrated its 50th class reunion at Pilgreen’s Steakhouse on Lake Dow Road in McDonough Sept. 20.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 4:38 p.m.
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RCSO requests $2M more for personnel

The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office officially made its 2015 budget request, including a request for nearly all of the county's capital budget, to the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners during the board's Tuesday morning work session.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 4:11 p.m.
Peachtree Academy's Homecoming court

Peachtree Academy's Homecoming court

Peachtree Academy announced its Homecoming court ahead of Friday night's Homecoing game.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 1:27 p.m.
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Bear Creek session moved to Nov. 5

The Newton County Board of Commissioners public meeting originally scheduled for Nov. 4, election night, has been rescheduled for Monday Nov. 3.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 11:38 p.m.

Rock Plains PTO disbanded

The Rocky Plains Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization board has been disbanded after alleged misuse of funds by PTO board members.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 4:54 p.m.
Today in Pictures

Today in Pictures

a look around town through the camera 

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 1:40 p.m.
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Pace St. transformation set for 2017

Pace St. transformation set for 2017

The Covington City Council heard an update on its plans to make Pace Street a more walkable connecting corridor from the downtown Square to the Hwy. 278 commercial district during its meeting Monday night.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 8:20 p.m.
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Acuity Brands expands, adding 700 jobs in Rockdale, DeKalb

Georgia-based Acuity Brands will expand its operation, creating 700 jobs and investing more than $16 million into Rockdale and DeKalb counties over the next five years, announced Governor Nathan Deal's office Monday morning.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 1:18 p.m.
Claire Rowan is Eastminster's Queen

Claire Rowan is Eastminster's Queen

Claire Rowan was named Eastminster School's Homecoming Queen, during the school's soccer match Friday.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 12:35 p.m.
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Covington Place goes 1 way on Oct. 31

Covington Place will be one way only for automotive traffic on Halloween night, thanks to a compromise between the neighborhood and Covington public safety officials.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 7:57 p.m.

Law enforcement job fair Oct. 20 at GPTC Newton campus

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) hosts a Law Enforcement Recruiting Day and Job/Career Fair, Monday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to noon, at the GPTC Covington Campus at 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington, Ga. 30014 in the Exhibit Hall.

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Posted: oct. 19, 2014 10:19 p.m.

Scary Tales & Trails and more (slideshow)

Photos from Scary Tales & Trails at Chimney Park and Witches Night Out on the Square.

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Posted: oct. 19, 2014 12:05 a.m. | Updated: oct. 19, 2014 12:06 a.m.
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Partnership to improve school success

The Newton County Board of Education entered into an agreement to partner with the Newton County Community Partnership with a purpose of improving the school success and qualified workforce of Newton County.

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Posted: oct. 18, 2014 5:30 p.m. | Updated: oct. 18, 2014 10:27 p.m.
Full shopping plaza sets tone for county

Full shopping plaza sets tone for county

As Newton County continues to grow commercially, a key component of growth will be the use of its already built shopping plaza and commercial buildings.

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Posted: oct. 18, 2014 4:23 p.m. | Updated: oct. 18, 2014 10:20 p.m.
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Paying for long-term care expenses

I’ve got a subject that can have you reaching for the aspirin and antacid quickly. As if we don’t have enough concerns already, now we can worry about this risk and it can be very costly if not addressed. Of the five Covington Lassiter parents who have passed on, all of them incurred long-term care related expenses toward the end of their lives.

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Posted: oct. 18, 2014 4:28 p.m. | Updated: oct. 18, 2014 9:23 p.m.
Stay safe this Halloween

Stay safe this Halloween

Halloween is less than two weeks away, and children are getting their costumes together in preparation for trick-or-treat.

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Posted: oct. 18, 2014 6:44 p.m.
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Party with a purpose

Party with a purpose

Normally gambling can lead to late nights and empty wallets — with dark-circled eyes staring at a dealer’s hands, or a depressing bank statement at 4 a.m. outside an ATM.

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Posted: oct. 18, 2014 5:24 p.m.
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