News for Monday, December 20, 2010


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Covington man named in drug trafficking indictment

ATLANTA -- A Covington man has been indicted in connection with a major investigation that led to the arrest of a federal Customs and Border Protection agent and 12 others allegedly involved in a large-scale drug trafficking scheme.

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Mansfield receives trees for Christmas

COVINGTON -- The city of Mansfield got a Christmas gift Monday that should last long into the future.Members of the Mansfield Tree Board and the Georgia Forestry Commission planted 16 trees at three locations in the city.

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Kemp to speak at Chamber meeting

COVINGTON -- The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce went straight to the top when booking a speaker for its annual meeting. The keynote speaker for the event, scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 13, is Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

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Historic name not moving to new school

OXFORD -- Students scheduled to attend Newton County's newest elementary school on Airport Road next year will have to wait a little longer to know what the school will be called.

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Social Circle Wellness Walk mixes health with history

The Wellness Walk through historic Social Circle has been established. Formed as a partnership between Walton Wellness, Social Circle Better Hometown and the Historic Preservation Society of Social Circle, the Wellness Walk consists of two separate routes through the Social Circle downtown, each marked with various points of interest.

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Kaiser Permanente to open Conyers medical center

CONYERS -- Kaiser Permanente said Monday it will open a medical center in Conyers early next year as part of a $4.6 million investment to add two new medical offices in the metro Atlanta area.