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Light turnout for early voting

Early voting for Tuesday’s Municipal Election in Covington, Conyers and Mansfield and the Rockdale County E-SPLOST wrapped Friday. Turnout was light, according to data from elections officials.

Newborn installing speed bumps, reducing speed limit

Due to multiple car accidents at the intersection, the town of Newborn has installed speed bumps and reduced the speed limit on Highways 213 and 229 that meet at Ga. Highway 142, said Mayor Roger Sheridan.

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Newton Medical volunteer head Martha Taylor retiring

Martha Taylor has seen plenty of changes at Newton Medical Center since she was first hired 31 years ago.

Newton County to help maintain exits

Newton County will be assisting the city of Covington in mowing and maintaining grass at I-20 exits. More than $4,000 has been set aside in the public works budget for upkeep, said Chairman Keith Ellis.

Ellis starts back-to-school campaign for adults

Board of Commissioners Chairman Keith Ellis is initiating a campaign to get 1,000 adults to go back to school by next August.

Set clocks back Sunday for end of daylight-saving time

The good news is, it will be a little lighter for kids waiting for school buses. The bad news is, a pitch black sky by six o’ clock might make you just want to head on to bed before supper.

Newton BOC continues strategic planning

Newton commissioners work toward reducing millage rate

Commissioners are still trying to find ways to meet their goal of lowering the millage rate by 2015, and met for a third strategic planning session Monday evening.

Covington, Porterdale police departments host safe Halloween events

To make sure the scary part of Halloween is just make believe and good fun, local public safety agencies are hosting their own events for kids Halloween night.

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Dunn focuses on finances in bid for Mansfield council

Lisa Dunn is seeking her first full term representing Post 4 on the Mansfield City Council.

CPD to get license plate readers

The Covington Police Department is going high tech. The department is purchasing four license plate readers that will let officers instantly know if a motorist has an expired tag or license or is a wanted criminal.

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