As candidates for two Newton County seats open in the 2016 General Primary Runoff Elections answered questions during a forum at the Newton County Historic Courthouse Thursday, infrastructure was the common theme among the three candidates in attendance.
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.