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Covington City Council members, city staff, and disc golf players gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony last week officially opening the new championship caliber Parker's Pasture Disc Golf Course at Central Park. The park consists of 162 acres and sits between the East and West Wards. Curre…

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CONYERS - The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects involved in an armed home invasion of a elderly man on Nov. 9. The suspects also stole the victim’s car and later abandoned it following an accident at Ga. Highway 20 and Hi Roc Road.

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ATHENS -- Professor Michael Strand has dedicated his career to unlocking the power of basic science to improve agriculture, and that dedication has earned him the recognition of the state’s agricultural community.

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COVINGTON — Snapping Shoals EMC recently awarded $18,000 in grants to Newton County School System teachers through the co-op’s Bright Ideas program. The grants are designed to help teachers who wish to extend educational opportunities and activities for students by developing student interes…

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COVINGTON — This past summer was a big deal for the Covington Family YMCA. It was on June 21 when YMCA officials, partners, supporters, members and tennis players gathered to officially open two new tennis courts.

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Zoning modifications that would reduce the size of a development and the number of housing units constructed were approved by the Newton County Board of Commissioners on Nov. 5.

As far as I can tell from a reading of history, while some presidents were friends of clergy, who sometimes advised them, to my knowledge, none hired them as staff members. Until the presidency of Richard Nixon. It was during Nixon’s administration that Charles Colson began mobilizing the evangelical community to support the president’s policies and programs, seeing evangelicals as just another special interest group, like organized labor has been for Democrats.

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This Birch Road home with four bedrooms and three baths sits on 1.42 acres with a view of Jackson Lake. The home is offered at $355,000 and comes with a workshop and outdoor fireplace with covered pavilion.

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The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Porterdale Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.

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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger paid a visit to the Newton County Board of Commissioners at the board's retreat Thursday afternoon to give commissioners an update on Georgia's new voting system.

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Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown hosted a ribbon-cutting and open house for the new, expanded Westside Precinct Thursday morning. The new precinct is located at the intersection of Salem and Kirkland roads, near the former precinct location. The Newton County Tax Commissioner and Tax Apprai…

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COVINGTON — A total of 1,908 of Covington’s 8,269 registered voters cast ballots in the city elections Tuesday for mayor and council posts 2 East and 3 East, for a voter turnout of 23.07%.

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CONYERS – The Consulate General of France in Atlanta will decorate World War II veteran Wade Hayes of Conyers with the Legion of Honor, France’s highest merit, during a ceremony at Remington House in Conyers at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

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COVINGTON — And then there were two. The Covington City Council has narrowed its search for a new city manager down to two final candidates: Freddy L. Morgan, who is currently the electric director for the city of Covington, and C. Scott Andrews, Ed.D., who is currently the assistant city ad…

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OXFORD — With long-time Mayor Jerry Roseberry not running for re-election, the city of Oxford voters had a big decision to make.

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Newton County Commission Chairman Marcello Banes announced Tuesday he has been chosen to participate in the Leadership Georgia Class of 2020. Banes used the announcement to also launch his bid for re-election to a second term.

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