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CPD receives more reports of stolen campaign signs Residents calll police in wake of Sigman's arrest

COVINGTON -- The Covington Police Department has received between 10 to 15 calls from citizens reporting campaign signs for mayoral candidate Ronnie Johnston have been stolen from their property, according to Capt. Ken Malcom.

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UGA beats Vanderbilt for 5th win in a row

The Georgia Bulldogs, who keep pace with South Carolina to stay tied atop the SEC East standings, score 20 points in the second quarter and hold on for their fifth victory in a row and improve to 5-2 overall.

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No. 24 Auburn holds on for 17-6 win over Florida

The Tigers, sparked by No. 2 QB Clint Moseley, improved to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the SEC.

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Rangers earn 2nd consecutive World Series berth

The Rangers score nine runs in the third inning against the Tigers on Saturday on their way to another ALCS championship.

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Newton returns home as NFL star

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will be looking to beat a Falcons team that he was a fan of while growing up in College Park, which is south of downtown Atlanta.

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Virginia hands Tech first loss of season

The Virginia defense had an extra week to prepare for Georgia Tech's triple option offense, and it pays off as the Cavaliers hold the Yellow Jackets to a season-low 296 yards en route to a 24-21 victory.

Oct. 16 Newton Citizen Poll

"I would like Ms. Morgan to tell me why is it the volunteer fire trucks like Porterdale do not have Newton County on the sides of them. Instead they say Porterdale Fire, North Newton or Salem. These fire trucks were bought by county fire tax money and owned by the county. Wait, I think I figured it out. You don't know we have a fire department and what stations are paid or volunteer."

Rockdale BOC ponders rise in court costs

An increase in court days is putting a strain on some Rockdale County departments' budgets.

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Area farms offer pumpkins, fall fun activities

If you haven't made that trek to the pumpkin patch yet this season, there's still time. Farmers are waiting to welcome you with hayrides, corn mazes, slides and plenty of other activities to keep the kids busy for an afternoon.

Source Life Center offers help for mothers in crisis

Non-profit Source Life Center offers counseling and other help for expectant mothers in crisis.

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Conyers native honored by UGA Alumni Association

A scheduling mishap changed the career path of Joel McElhannon.. During his senior year of college at the University of Georgia, McElhannon, a 1991 Heritage High School graduate, was supposed to take a legislative process class with Charles Bullock, a Southern politics professor at the university.

CPD receives more reports of stolen campaign signs

Residents calll police in wake of Sigman's arrest

Police have received between 10 and 15 calls from citizens reporting campaign signs for Covington mayoral candidate Ronnie Johnston have been stolen from their property.

Job fair to be held Tuesday in Newton County

A job fair will be held at Georgia Piedmont Technical College Tuesday.

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Hog wild: Work 'like Christmas' for local motorcycle artist

Ryan Cobb has painted pretty much everything. There have been jet skis, a cigarette boat and a particularly interesting endeavor involving a biplane. There's a current project pinstriping a toilet seat (seriously). His heart's work, what really makes his soul purr, though, is motorcycles.

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