As the two grand finales of fireworks went off simultaneously during the 2015 Independence on the Square in Covington, some spectators staring up at the illuminated sky had tears trickling down their face.
Robert Aiken, who lives in a home across the street from the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Camp, spoke to the board of commissioners about the proposed Agriculture Center during Tuesday's meeting at the Newton County Historic Courthouse.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) did not levee a fee or tax for the use of the county's convenience centers at its regular meeting Tuesday, and will rely on the newly reformed Solid Waste Authority (SWA) to adopt a fee.
A fee of $50 for Newton County's convenience centers was close to being added to the tax bills of each property owner Wednesday when the motion received a first and a second by the Board of Commissioners (BOC) during a special called meeting Wednesday.
The Newton County Fire Services department will get 76 new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) after the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the purchase during its regular meeting Tuesday.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) still hasn't resolved their budget, which will have a $2.6 million shortfall even if reductions are made by departments in their fiscal year 2017 requests.
When forensic accountant David Sawyer told the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) about some of the issues he found with spending at the Nelson Heights Community Center in May, one items brought to the BOC's attention was the center's purchase of land that was later transferred to The Rising Son Christian Church.
Richard Shaw, of the Jazz band Creations, plays his saxophone through the crowd attending Local Grown Jazz by the River Friday. The concert was a fund raiser for the Washington Street Community Center at the Porterdale Mill Lofts.