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Party on the Farm tickets on sale

Party on the Farm tickets on sale

COVINGTON, Ga. -- This year's Party on the Farm will be lots of fun for families and country music fans.

The music festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 5 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Neely Farms in Covington. The parking lot will open for tailgating at 1 p.m.

This year's lineup includes Covington natives Taylor Marie and Ashley Walden, "The Voice" participant Jordan Rager and up-and-coming Nashville recording artist Craig Campbell.

Neely Farms will have food and drink vendors on site. Attendees are invited to bring blankets and chairs, or to gather in a standing area at the front of the stage.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $30 at the gate, plus $5 for parking. Visit partyonthefarmgeorgia.com for more information or to buy tickets.

Neely Farms is located at 9135 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.

PROBE College Fair returns to Alcovy HS

PROBE College Fair returns to Alcovy HS

COVINGTON, Ga. -- The national PROBE College Fair will stop by Alcovy High School in Newton County next week.

About 70 colleges and technical schools will be represented at the fair, which will be Wednesday, Sept. 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

"We encourage high school parents and students to attend the PROBE College Fair. This is an excellent opportunity for students and parents to see the many options available for them in terms of colleges, programs of study and financial aid," Alcovy High's lead counselor Timica Parker said.

Registration is not required, but students who wish to pre-register can do so at gotocollegefairs.com.

Alcovy High is located at 14567 Highway 36 in Covington.

Taste of Newton tickets on sale

Taste of Newton tickets on sale

COVINGTON, Ga. -- The Covington-Newton Chamber of Commerce is preparing for this year's Taste of Newton.

The food festival will be held Thursday, Sept. 12 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Tickets are $20. Call the chamber at 770-786-7510 or visit newtonchamber.com for more information.

Fuzz Run returns in September

Fuzz Run returns in September

COVINGTON, Ga. -- The popular Covington Police Department Fuzz Run will be back in 2013.

The 5K and mile fun run raises money for the department's Police Who Care Fund, which helps cops with medical expenses and family members of officers killed in the line of duty.

This year's race will be held Saturday, Sept. 14 at Conyers Street Gym. Registration is $21 for runners who want long-sleeved T-shirts and $18 for those who want shirts with short sleeves.

Visit covingtonpolice.com for more information and to register.

Conyers Street Gym is located at 1143 Oak Street.

Oxford College to hold ribbon cutting

Oxford College to hold ribbon cutting

OXFORD, Ga. -- Oxford College is preparing to hold a grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new building on campus.

The Oxford Library and Academic Commons will officially open on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 3:30 p.m.

Everyone in in the Oxford College community is invited to come out for the event.

Learn more at oxford.library.emory.edu.

Beatles tribute band to play in Covington

Beatles tribute band to play in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. -- Covington's Friday Night Summer Concert Series continues in August with a performance from a Beatles tribute band.

WannaBeatles will play on Friday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. in Covington Square Park.

Everyone is invited to come out and watch the show.

Visit downtowncovington.org for more information.

Ga. Connections Academy holding more information sessions

Ga. Connections Academy holding more information sessions

ATLANTA -- Georgia Connections Academy, the state's virtual public school for students in grades K-12, will hold several information sessions throughout metro Atlanta in the coming weeks.

Parents are invited to attend any of the free sessions to learn more about the program's offerings.

"Georgia Connections Academy, a tuition-free public school, delivers superior, personalized education for students, with the freedom and flexibility to experience our online learning community from anywhere in the state," Georgia Connections Academy principal Heather Robinson said in a statement. "The combination of certified Georgia teachers, a proven curriculum, technology tools and community experiences creates a supportive and successful online learning opportunity for families and children who want an individualized approach to education."