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Dead body found at local motel
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A dead body was found Tuesday afternoon at the Covington Lodge after law enforcement officials were called in reference to a cardiac arrest situation.

At the scene, officers found Shirley Denise Smollen laying in the bathtub. The county coroner and other officials responded to the scene.

Smollen was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's crime lab for an autopsy.

Two coworkers report harassment by each other
Two Seeds of Hope employees arrived at the Covington Police Department Tuesday to file complaints against each other.
Marlene Philbert said her coworker Michelle Moody allegedly pushed her at work and has harassed her for an extended period of time. According to reports, Philbert said her supervisor did not do anything about the argument and that she was afraid to go back to work.

Moody stated in the report that Philbert allegedly pushed her, refuting that she ever pushed Philbert.
Philbert intends to get a warrant against Moody.