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Holt to try again with legislation spurred by power line dispute

State Rep. Doug Holt, R-Social Circle, will again introduce legislation during the upcoming session of the Georgia General Assembly to attempt to get regulations over Georgia Transmission Corporation and similar entities.

City of Covington reconsiders sign ordinance

The city of Covington is reconsidering its sign ordinance after hearing from a resident who said it could negatively impact nonprofits.

Covington Council to consider nighttime filming policy

Mayor Ronnie Johnston has requested the Covington City Council develop a policy related to filming at night in residential areas.

Forum focus is future of Newton

Candidates were asked three questions abou the future of Newton County at a forum sponsored by the Newton Homebuilders Association.

VP Debate: Biden, Ryan at each other on everything

At odds early and often, Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan squabbled over the economy, taxes, Medicare and more Thursday night in a contentious, interruption-filled debate.

Democratic candidates speak out in Newton Voters League forum

The Newton County Voters League held a political forum at the Newton County Historical Courthouse

Attorney General: Local boards can't use resources to persuade voters

Local boards can't use resources to persuade voters.

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Obama, Romney clash on economy in first debate

DENVER -- In a showdown at close quarters, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney sparred aggressively in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and strong steps needed to create jobs in a sputtering national economy. "The status quo is not going to cut it," declared

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Cab rules get final approval

The Covington City Council has approved the final reading of an ordinance regulating taxi operations.

Forums lined up before General Election

With the General Election just over a month away, local organizations are hosting forums to help voters make up their minds.

City targets illegal cab operations

The city of Covington is cracking down on illegal taxicab operations.

Panhandling banned in Covington

The Covington City Council approved an ordinance amendment prohibiting panhandling in the city.

Oxford hires new city manager

The city of Oxford has hired a new city manager to replace the current manager who is retiring this year.

City manager won't have to live in city

The Covington City Council continues to fine tune requirements for the city manager position.

Newton County discussing TDRs

Transferable development rights, a subject that has been on the back burner for several years, is once again being discussed by county commissioners.