Wade Marbaugh

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Food giveaway Saturday in Porterdale: 40,000 pounds

‘Perfect time for giving’ as grocieries to be handed out at Rainbow Covenant Ministries

About 40,000 pounds of food will be handed out on Saturday from 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at The Rainbow Covenant Ministries in Porterdale, and anyone can come get groceries donated by The Atlanta Food Bank.

Funding application approved by Covington City Council for street repairs

City seeks $125,237 in state funds for street improvements

Covington City Council voted to approve an application for a Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation that would provide $125,237 in state funds for street repairs.

Covington City Council denies personal adult care home in Historic District

Neighborhood opposition weighs in to block special use permit for Emory Street property

A couple seeking to establish a personal care home in the Covington Historic District won approval by a slim margin from the city Planning and Zoning Commission and then had their hopes dashed at Monday’s city council meeting because of staunch opposition from neighbors.

'Rockets' for police: Covington Council approves Rocket 5GHz hot boxes (not missiles) for cruisers

System boosts laptop capabilities in cruisers, provides GPS tracking of police cars

The Covington City Council approved purchase of hot box technology for police cruisers that will boost capabilities for laptops in the cars and allow the police department to track of the position of each car at all times through a GPS system.

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J.C. Henderson makes history as Newton County BOC's longest-serving member

Commissioner sworn in, begins sixth term in office and 19th year representing District 4

J.C. Henderson made history as the longest-serving commissioner ever on the Newton County Board of Commissioners as he was sworn in Friday for his sixth term and 19th year representing District 4.

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J.C. Henderson makes history as Newton County BOC's longest-serving member

Commissioner sworn in, begins sixth term in office and 19th year representing District 4

J.C. Henderson made history as the longest-serving commissioner ever on the Newton County Board of Commissioners as he was sworn in Friday for his sixth term and 19th year representing District 4.

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Gathering gifts: Groups hosting events Saturday for Christmas giving

Saturday’s charitable events include Angel Tree Bike and Car show, Kiwanis food giveaway and Sheriff’s Toy Ride, The Church at Covington

Saturday the spirit of giving will flourish in Covington with a flurry of charitable activities designed to give families in need some holiday cheer: the Angel Tree Bike and Car Show in The Square, the Kiwanis Club of Covington’s food distribution at the old Walmart building in Martin’s Crossing on U.S. Highway 278 and the Newton County Sheriff’s 16th Annual Toy Ride to raise funds for Angel Tree, beginning at the Kmart shopping center at the corner of U.S. Highway 278 and Turner Lake Road.

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Old Oxford Road bridge damage causes detours in business plans, loss of income

When a dump truck hit bridge with raised bed, businesses began suffering losses from resulting detour

A four-mile detour along Interstate Highway 20 has caused a troublesome detour that has hurt businesses along the freeway at Old Oxford Road, such as DC Hobby and Atlanta Gran Prix Karting.

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Christmas hits: First The Grinch and Friday it’s Frosty

Christmas on The Square continues Friday in Covington with the theme Frosty the Snowman, and next Friday with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Christmas on The Square continues Friday in Covington with the theme Frosty the Snowman, and next Friday with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, presented by Covington Main Street.

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Mack McKibben's Christmas play a labor of love and long hours

“O Come Y’all to Covington” to run Dec. 16, 17 and 18 at Covington First United Methodist Church

For the fifth consecutive holiday season, Covington musician and music store owner Mack McKibben will present “O Come Ya’ll to Covington,” at the Covington First United Methodist Church on Dec. 16, 17 and 18 — and the production has been a quarter of a century in the making.

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