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Car show to come to square Sunday
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Commissioner Lanier Sims is hosting his second annual car show festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday on the square.

Last year, proceeds went to the Miracle League of Newton County, but Sims said there's no special cause this year. As a car enthusiast, he just wants to continue the tradition.

"Coming Together Newton County' is a chance for everyone to see how spectacular this town is and what we have to offer for each person," according to the website. "Main Street Covington and Commissioner Lanier Sims have teamed up to create a day that will soon become a tradition in Newton County. Our vision is to highlight our local businesses, organizations, resources and history in Newton County for a day and hope they become a staple in your lifestyle."

Sims said he will highlight Newton County and Covington law enforcement and fire departments.

"They will bring out some of their vehicles to show off to the kids and citizens," Sims said in an email. "I want to thank some of our community partners like Ginn Motor and Ginn Chrysler, Walmart on Salem Road, Gary Massey Insurance and Bradley's BBQ."

The festival will feature cars, music as well as the history and future of Newton County. According to the website, Sims said he hoped to have 150 cars show up. Trophies will be given to the top 50 cars and trucks as well as the 10 best cars in specific categories.

Classic and modern cars are invited and registration is $20.

Sims can be reached at (404) 787-2852 or by email at More details are available at