News for Monday, April 12, 2010

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'Vampire Diaries' wraps up season

The season finale of "The Vampire Diaries" began filming this weekend in downtown Covington with hundreds of extras and includes a parade on the Square, fireworks, a carnival and an explosion at the former site of Teacher's Toolbox

BOC rejects Crowell Road repair

COVINGTON -- County commissioners rejected a proposal to design a permanent fix to flood damaged Crowell Road at their April 6 meeting.

Bridge review tabled

COVINGTON -- Commissioners have tabled a proposal for a transportation consultant to do a maintenance inspection and rank the county's 65 bridges and culverts.

Police get new digital video system

COVINGTON -- The Covington Police Department is giving residents a reason to smile while they're getting a ticket -- they'll be on crisp, clear digitally enhanced video thanks to a federal grant and forfeited funds from drug arrests.

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Local couple featured on NBC show

COVINGTON -- One Covington couple got America talking about green bean casseroles.

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Barbecue and politics

From left to right: Charline Lindsey of Conyers and Bunny and Bronwyn Jennings, both of Covington, give their approval of what they are hearing from the candidates Saturday during the "Taste of Conservatism" barbecue and rally.

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'Vampire Diaries' wraps up season

The season finale of "The Vampire Diaries" began filming this weekend in downtown Covington with hundreds of extras and includes a parade on the Square, fireworks, a carnival and an explosion at the former site of Teacher's Toolbox. Above, this replica of the Newton County Historic Courthouse was used during the festivities which commemorate the 150th birthday of the fictious Mystic Falls. The show chronicles the love triangle between a popular high school student and two brothers — both vampires, one good, one evil. The season finale will air May 13. The show, which airs Thursday nights on The CW, has been renewed for a second season. Right, the focal point for the mythical celebration at Mystic Falls is Square Park which has a carnival atmosphere for the filming.

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