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Fireworks to kick off Christmas season in downtown Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. -Christmas decorations have begun going up. Christmas songs have started playing on the radio. Christmas parties are being planned. Christmas is always the most wonderful time of the year in Downtown Covington. Main Street Covington invites you and your family to begin the Christmas s


Emergency restraining order seeks to stall 7th District congressional race

Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux filed an emergency motion asking Gwinnett County to count previously rejected absentee ballots. The race between her and Republican incumbent Rob Woodall is less than a percentage point apart, with Woodall edging ahead. As of Monday morning, Woodall and Bourdeaux are onl


Georgia lawyer accused of sexually exploiting children

MONROE, Ga. (AP) — A lawyer who serves as an assistant attorney general and part-time judge is accused of sexually exploiting children.News outlets report 58-year-old George Randolph Jeffery was arrested Friday on child exploitation charges. Federal and state agents also raided his Monroe home that


Flood warnings still in effect for parts of Georgia

After rain in the area for the past few days, some areas are still under a flood warning Tuesday morning. Many areas could pick up between 2 to 4 inches of rain between Monday and Thursday. Some spots could see even more. UPDATES 4:15 AM | The following flood warnings were issued Monday evening bu


Woman in 'thankful' shirt accused of using stolen credit cards

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga.- The Newton County Sheriff's Office needs help identifying a woman accused of using stolen credit cards.On October 5, the unidentified suspect went to two Kroger grocery stores located on Highway 278 and Salem Road. The suspect also went to the Dollar General on Highway 11 in Newt


Walton County lawyer, judge faces 12 child porn, enticing children charges

A Walton County lawyer, part-time judge and ex-special assistant attorneys general (SAAG) faces 12 charges of sexual exploitation of children, Channel 2 Action News reported.George Randolph Jeffrey, who goes by Randy, was arrested amid a joint investigation by the GBI and FBI, Channel 2 reported Mon


Two from Butts County among 23 GOAL nominees

Beverly Harris-Walker, left, and Randi Ahlstrom, both from Butts County, are among Southern Crescent Technical College’s nominees for the 2019 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership. (Special Photo)


The Price is Right Live! is coming to the Macon Coliseum

On April 6, 2019, The Price is Right Live! will be in Macon, giving audience members the chance to play classic games -- like Plinko and Cliffhanger -- from TV's longest-running game show.


Community Calendar: DAR to meet Thursday

The William McIntosh chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Chapter House located at 222 Mulberry St., Jackson. The program will consist of a presentation by Judy Farrigan on DAR schools. All members, associates, prospective members


Jackson High School honors veterans

“Think for yourself, act for yourself, and begin by treating others how you would like to be treated — with dignity and respect,” Helmly said.


'We're in shock right now': Missing Johns Creek woman found dead

Carol Lynn Smith went to Peachtree Corners to run errands on Nov. 5, but hadn't been heard from since. Police confirm that a missing woman has been found dead. Carol Lynn Smith went to Peachtree Corners to run errands on Nov. 5. The 64-year-old was driving her burgundy Honda mini-van and then - n


Newton County restaurant inspection scores

• Bench Warmers Sports Grill, 10205 Access Road, Covington.96/A


Bibb inmate on the run after fleeing work detail

Patrick was originally in jail for theft by taking (felony), probation violation superior court, and bond surrender. A warrant for the charge of "escape before conviction" is being issued for Patrick.


2 dead in fiery crash involving police car on Jonesboro Road at I-85 ramp

Channel 2 Action Newshas confirmed two people have died in a fiery crash involving a police car in Union City.It happened at Jonesboro Road at the ramp to I-85 northbound.Three people were taken to the hospital.The crash had several lanes blocked as police worked to clear the scene.We are speaking t


Georgia man’s dismembered body found at neighbor’s home after trail of blood leads cops to remains: police

Robert Page was found dead at his neighbor’s home in Morrow just after 11 p.m. Thursday, Clayton County police toldFOX5 Atlanta. Page’s wife reported her husband missing just hours before his remains were discovered where Christian Ponce-Martinez, 25, had been living for three months since moving fr


CORONER: Dead body found in East Macon

According to the Bibb County Coroner's office, the victim only identified as a 51 year old black male, was found in the 5000 block of Ocmulgee East Blvd.


ON THE MARKET: Lake home with wrap-around porch

With three bedrooms and two baths, the home comes in at 1,790 square feet.


Missing Tennessee teen found safe in Georgia

HENRY COUNTY, Ga.- An Amber Alert for a missing Tennessee teen has been canceled after she was found safe here in Henry County.The Tennesseee Bureau of Investigation says 17-year-old Haley Brandenburg was found safe in Henry County Saturday morning.She's believed to have left willingly with 31-year-


Testimony continues in murder trial

A girl, who was 16 at the time, was standing in the yard of a residence at 126 Central Avenue with four of friends at the time of the shooting. Keona Lewis sustained a gunshot wound to one of her legs, authorities said.


SUNDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: More cold temps, rain on the way

A FREEZE WARNING is in effect from 9 PM-10 AM for temps falling into the 20s & low 30s across much of North GA & part of West GA, along and north of a line from LaGrange to Griffin to Covington to Washington. *Cover plants, protect your pets and remember those who don’t have heatpic.twitter.com/zE8l