This Friday, concerned citizens and civil rights activists will mark the 62nd anniversary of the last mass lynching in America with prayers and a reenactment of the murders of four black sharecroppers in nearby Monroe.
Though there are no tenants lined up, the Newton County Board of Commissioners went ahead and approved the re-zonings of two commercial developments located in the western end of the county, at their Tuesday meeting.
-For the winners of Tuesday's primary voting who have several more months of campaigning ahead of them, things are rosy. But for those that didn't make the cut, the outlook is somber as they consider what might have been.
Voters will have another crack at picking a Republican candidate for sheriff in the upcoming August 5 runoff between the top two contenders - Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton and Newton County Sheriff's Office Lt. Bill Watterson.
Dear Editor: The Community Food Pantry has completed its move to its new facility at 7125 Turner Lake Circle SW, next to FaithWorks. For 20 years, the Community Food Pantry was housed by the First Presbyterian Church of Covington. Because of the deterioration of the old facility, the move became necessary.