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4Sarah golf tournament to be held in August

Helping women out of the sex industry is 4Sarah’s biggest goal. The organization desires to empower change by offering scholarships to women and girls that want to exit the industry and learn new jobs skills.

City Council agrees to light pedestrian bridge

lighting agreement has been made for the pedestrian bridge along Ga. Highway 81 over Interstate 20 in hopes of making that walkway more safe for the community.

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Blood bus coming to Newton Medical

The blood bus is coming to Covington and individuals are encouraged to stop in and take a seat.

Area locals needed as extras in film

Another film is being produced in Covington. The feature film, “Operator,” began Wednesday but still needs extras.

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Portion of Monticello St. renamed to honor veterans

COVINGTON — A local resident and veteran asked the Covington City Council to consider renaming a portion of Monticello Street to honor World War II veterans.

City Council to research bus program plan before applying for funds

A transportation plan needs to be mulled over before the Covington City Council decides to apply for a grant from the state Department of Transportation.

Construction bid to be chosen for burn building

The fire training facility’s burn building to be used by Newton County Fire Service and the Covington Fire Department is moving one step closer to being built.

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Finding jewels at Newton Medical

Glenda Smith, who works in the sterile processing tech surgery unit, chooses between two necklaces at the Newton Medical Center’s $5 Masquerade jewelry sale on Tuesday. The sale is just one of the many fundraising efforts to help the hospital’s Auxiliary and Volunteer Services. Smith said she attends every sale in search of small gifts for her sisters. (Staff photos: Julie Wells)

City Council gives $25K for community improvement district startup

A group of business owners along the U.S. Highway 278 corridor are quickly gaining support for a self-tax to create a “community improvement district,” including approval from the Covington City Council.

One BUI issued in Newton over holiday weekend

Newton County didn’t experience much trouble on the water during the July Fourth weekend.

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