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Hitting the road? Fill up before you go
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If you're ready to travel this Memorial Day holiday weekend, you may want to fill up before you leave Newton County.

According to, gas prices are at $3.69 at some stations in Covington. The highest price reported for Covington is $3.73. You can always check on prices from the link on the right just above the headlines on our home page.

The good news is that you can fill up in Covington and pay six cents less per gallon than the average Atlanta resident and 11 cents less than the average U.S. citizen.

Gas prices one month ago were about $3.79 and peaked around $4.01 May 12. The current trend has been that gas prices are falling.

Expect a great-looking weekend weather-wise locally.

Today, forecasters are calling for a high of 84 and a partly cloudy sky. The trend shows the clouds dissipating and the temperature rising as the weekend continues. For Memorial Day, expect a high of 93 and a zero percent chance of precipitation.