Five-year-old Andrea Tyrah DeBruhl died due to asphyxia after being caught in playground equipment at the Newton County Theme School at Ficquett Monday, according to the autopsy report issued by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's medical examiner Wednesday.
In a study of the Joint Development Authority's (JDA) financial transactions, in particular bonds, no illegalities or potential liability to Newton County were discovered, according to attorney Roger Murray.
A crowd gathered in the Covington City Hall meeting room Thursday to celebrate Janet Goodman's 36 years as a councilwoman with a slight surprise. Music played as the dozens going in and out of the room thanked the former teacher for her service, enjoying snacks, strawberry punch and chocolate covered strawberries.
Covington police arrested a juvenile for burglary, possession of marijuana and possession of a weapon during a crime after witnesses saw someone believed to be him running out the back of a home on Avery Street.