News for Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Subscribe

All Stories

Tease photo

Oxford to vote on millage rate, compensation increase

OXFORD -- The Oxford City Council is expected to decide on a compensation and millage rate increase next month after holding more discussions this month.

Tease photo

Local rangers assist with South Ga. wildfires

COVINGTON -- The local unit of the Georgia Forestry Commission is lending a hand to help contain wildfires burning in South Georgia.

Tease photo

Locals enthusiastic about 'Extreme Makeover' build

COVINGTON -- It was extremely hot and they were extremely tired, but the volunteers were extremely gratified to participate in the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" television show that is filming this week in Madison.

Tease photo

CPD searches for Essex ATM thieves

COVINGTON -- Would-be thieves were apparently spooked early Wednesday morning when they attempted to steal an ATM machine from Essex Bank on Ga. Highway 142.

Tease photo

Chillin' at camp

It was a hot one Wednesday. As temperatures rose, campers with the Covington Family YMCA Summer Day Camp moved inside and became involved in quiet activities. A variety of activities are available to campers during camp sessions that will run through Aug. 5, including swimming, field trips, organized sports, arts and crafts. For more information on the camp and financial assistance for those who qualify, call 770-787-3908 or email ering@ymcaatlanta.org.

Tease photo

Locals enthusiastic about 'Extreme Makeover' build

COVINGTON — It was extremely hot and they were extremely tired, but the volunteers were extremely gratified to participate in the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" television show that is filming this week in Madison.

Tease photo

Porterdale at odds over closed session

PORTERDALE — City Councilman Robert Foxworth was at odds with some fellow council members Monday night as he sought to make a point about what he believed to have been illegal action on the part of other council members at the previous meeting in June.

Tease photo

New 'American Pie' movie uses Newton High as setting

COVINGTON -- Newton High School was transformed into East Great Falls High School this week.Photo slide show inside

Tease photo

DOT processing permit for Airport Road/Ga. 142 work

COVINGTON -- The Georgia Department of Transportation is rushing to issue an encroachment permit to Newton County so work can begin on temporary improvements to Airport Road/Ga. Highway 142 in order to be completed when school starts Aug. 4.

Tease photo

Porterdale to meet on millage rate

PORTERDALE -- The city will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. July 28 for the purpose of setting its 2011 millage rate.

Tease photo

Burgess says he won't seek re-election

SOCIAL CIRCLE -- Mayor Jim Burgess will not seek re-election this year.

Photos