The City of Covington will not purchase the Norfolk Southern railroad, nor have anything to do with it. The council voted 5-1 to end any city involvement in the purchase of the railroad. Councilwoman Janet Goodman was the only member opposed.
• In other news from Monday night's Covington city council meeting, the city approved using an old $265,648 federal sidewalk grant and $175,412 in local match funds to build sidewalks along Clark Street from Carroll Street to the planned roundabout. In-kind services, or planning and other work done by city officials, can be counted toward the local match.
This is the second part of a series examining the history and economic effects of industry in Newton County, as well as the county's continuing efforts to attract new business. This second part examines how industry supports a community's ability to provide public services to its residents.
The City of Covington will not purchase the Norfolk Southern railroad. The council voted 5-1 to end any city involvement in the purchase of the railroad. Councilwoman Janet Goodman was the only member opposed.
Scott Gowens was a selfless man - a man who devoted all of his free time toward helping others, but never accepted an ounce of praise. It's ironic and fitting that in death Gowens finally received recognition for his caring and generous spirit.
The Covington Municipal Airport is nearly fully operational, but some snags remain. Atlanta East Aviation Manager Rusty Anglin said the two 10,000 gallon fuel tanks at the airport were filled Friday, but when employees tried to pump out the fuel, nothing happened.
At Tuesday night's work session, the Board of Education approved Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley's recommendation to start making cuts to next year's fiscal year budget, including personnel, after he informed the board the school was looking at an initial $9.7 million deficit.
Dr. David G. Simons spent his life marveling at the world around him and pushing the boundaries of human knowledge and experience. But no matter his project of the day, the focus was always to improve the lives of others.
Updated, April 14 - Please click on the links to your left to read more documents containing more Tuskegee Airmen history, courtesy of Ron Brewington, former national public relations officer of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (TAI) and a member, of Harry A. Sheppard Research Team of TAI.
Television magic: The Vampire Diaries shut down the square on Sunday to film a parade scene for the season one finale of the hit CW show. The night ended with a spectacular fire works show over the courthouse.
This is the first part of a series examining the history and economic effects of industry in Newton County, as well as the county's continuing efforts to attract new business. This first part discusses the growth of Newton County's vast industrial base.