Officials oppose three bills with local impact

The Georgia Municipal Association and several local officials are opposed to three bills that would impact local governments.

Knight named Covington city manager

Covington Finance Director Leigh Anne Knight was appointed city manager Thursday evening.

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Jeffares named Senate floor leader

State Sen. Rick Jeffares is a new state Senate floor leader.

Salem Overlay nears vote

Newton County commissioners heard a presentation on the proposed Salem overlay at a recent work session.

City looks at utility policies

The city is set to adopt new policies related to utilities.

Holt to try again with legislation spurred by power line dispute

State Rep. Doug Holt, R-Social Circle, will again introduce legislation during the upcoming session of the Georgia General Assembly to attempt to get regulations over Georgia Transmission Corporation and similar entities.

Covington Council to consider nighttime filming policy

Mayor Ronnie Johnston has requested the Covington City Council develop a policy related to filming at night in residential areas.

VP Debate: Biden, Ryan at each other on everything

At odds early and often, Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan squabbled over the economy, taxes, Medicare and more Thursday night in a contentious, interruption-filled debate.

Attorney General: Local boards can't use resources to persuade voters

Local boards can't use resources to persuade voters.

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Obama, Romney clash on economy in first debate

DENVER -- In a showdown at close quarters, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney sparred aggressively in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and strong steps needed to create jobs in a sputtering national economy. "The status quo is not going to cut it," declared

Rockdale County to hold runoff election Aug. 21

The runoff election in Rockdale County is scheduled for Aug. 21.

Top 113th House seat contenders will have runoff

Dickerson, Sawyer face runoff for 113th House seat.

Three school board races decided, one headed to runoff

Rockdale County residents voted in two new members on the Board of Education to fill vacated seats held by longtime board members -- Mandy North and Sharon Pharr. Incumbent Brad Smith will keep his Post 2 seat.

Post 4 school board candidates concerned with finances

Sharon Pharr and Darrell Stephens are vying for the school board's Post 4 seat.

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Newt Gingrich rallies supporters in Covington

New Gingrich stopped by Covington Wednesday to rally support for Tuesday's presidential preference primary.