Newton County's growing population is leading to more fire and medical emergency calls, and Newton County Fire Chief Kevin O'Brien wants to more effectively use the county's multiple remaining volunteer fire stations in the public safety fight.
The vision being carried out by Newton County's leaders is one of controlled growth and high-quality development; however, it's clear many large land owners are concerned about how this vision will affect their ability to sell their land.
Floyd Street resident Hugh Burnett presented the Covington City Council Monday with a list of questions he and his neighbors would like to see answered before the city begins work to turn Legion Field into a public park and event space.
Two Covington electric workers are recovering well this week after being injured on the job last Friday when a wire came loose, causing an arc flash – where electricity travels through the air between conductors – and burning the workers.
Election night had very little drama Tuesday as local incumbents fared well, and the expected favorites across the state prevailed, though a couple of important Newton County elections are headed to the July 22 runoff.
Dozens of residents oppose a proposed cell phone pole on Jackson Highway, but if the Covington City Council is going to vote down the tower it has to provide evidence that the tower will negatively affect the surrounding residents' property values.
The Norfolk Southern railroad corridor continues to lie in limbo, but regardless of its future, local landowners whose properties the rail line cuts through believe the federal government owes them money for their property.
What: The 2014 Primary Election is today, May 20. There are Newton County, Georgia and U.S. races on the ballot. Voters must choose to vote in either the Republican or Democratic primaries; they can also vote in the nonpartisan primary, but that will only include nonpartisan races.