One young girl made a beeline for the bicycles, an anxious boy headed for the electronics section and a dozen or so other children perused each and every aisle of toys at the Covington Walmart Wednesday.
The Covington City Council unanimously approved an total expenditure of $30,000 for the 2016 Fourth of July Fireworks show. Robert Foxworth, a Newton County resident and longstanding partner in the event on the Covington Square, committed to raising $20,000.
A contract extension turned into a testy drama with accusations of conflicts of interest flying, questions of financial procedures raised and queries of ethics posed. Ultimately three Newton County Commissioners forced the Chairman's hand.
Ordinances for the Brickstore Overlay will soon be made available to the public after Lloyd Kerr, Director of Development Services, discussed the long-running issue with the board of commissioners Tuesday night.