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Special Photo. Piles of shingles were dumped in this vacant neighborhood on the west side of Newton County. Also disposed of was a drop inlet filtering device commonly used on properties under development. Officials will not name the location because the site is the subject of an ongoing investigation.

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Illegal dumping on the rise

COVINGTON -- With more abandoned and unfinished subdivisions in the county, and foreclosures booming, reports of illegal dumping in residential areas have increased.


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