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COVINGTON — With thousands of guests descending on the city of Covington for the annual Stars and Stripes Fest on Thursday, July 4, Covington officials are releasing information for anyone planning on enjoying one of the South’s best fireworks displays.

When does the event start?

The event officially kicks off at 3 p.m. July 4. DJ ‘Kid Tree’ will provide tunes and at 5 p.m. Latin Jazz band Canelita Sabrosa will take the stage. At 6 p.m., the Newton County Community Band & Mass Community Choir will perform crowd favorites and at 7 p.m. local band The Maloy Brothers Bluegrass Band performs. The headlining band Funk Factory 5 is set to perform everything from R&B to Motown to Pop and everything in between at 8 p.m.

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Senior Reporter

Born and raised in Decatur, Ga. Graduated from Shorter College in Rome, Ga. in 1979 with B.A. in Communications. Worked in community newspapers for 26 years. Started at Rockdale Citizen/Newton Citizen in January 2016.

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