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Official: TDRs could preserve eastern Newton

One of the integral and most controversial parts of the 200-page 2050 Plan to zone the county to keep up with the growth officials expect is its section on “transferrable development rights.” It’s designed to help residents of the eastern side of Newton County financially benefit from the possible down-zoning of their rural properties.

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Updated: jul. 19, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Monticello to be Veterans Memorial Hwy

Monticello to be Veterans Memorial Hwy

Nowhere in Georgia is there a highway dedicated to World War II veterans.

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Posted: jul. 09, 2014 3:56 p.m.
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City to help businesses self-tax

Mayor Ronnie Johnston convinced the Covington City Council to take a “gamble” Monday and give $25,000 to the forming “commercial improvement district,” which business owners are forming along U.S. 278 to raise money for area improvements.

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Posted: jul. 07, 2014 8:27 p.m.
Freedom, fireworks light up Covington

Freedom, fireworks light up Covington

Thousands of people may have been awed by the sight of colorful fireworks exploding above Covington’s Historic Courthouse clock tower, but Covington’s Independence in the Park festival organizers were definitely in awe of how the event seemed to go off without a hitch Friday.

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Posted: jul. 05, 2014 12:55 p.m.
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Have a safe Fourth

With a predicted zero percent chance of rain, a fireworks show in Rockdale and events in Social Circle today will pose the threat of a crowded Fourth of July in Newton County.

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Posted: jul. 03, 2014 6:18 p.m. | Updated: jul. 03, 2014 10:00 p.m.

CPD warns of phone call scams

The Covington Police Department is warning residents to be wary of phone calls asking for any financial or personal information.

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Posted: jun. 27, 2014 4:40 p.m.

Nelson Heights to host summer events

A group of local churches and ministries are working together to turn the Nelson Heights Community Center into a bustling place this summer.

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Posted: jun. 05, 2014 12:08 p.m.

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