Jack Philips, owner of The Cork Boutique and Gifts and Irish Bred Pub and Restaurant in downtown Covington, came before the Covington City Council last week to express his interest in volunteering for one of the city's various committees. However, he also expressed concern about illegal dumping at his businesses.
Thanks to a grant from the Newton Education Foundation (NEF), 56 fourth and fifth graders from Middle Ridge Elementary School (MRES) have the opportunity to work in an innovative project to build a model city. Part of the project included a trip to an architectural firm in Atlanta.
The month of January is recognized for many things. It is the start of a new year, a time to celebrate the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. and even a time to celebrate National Dress Up Your Pet Day. January, is also celebrated as National Mentoring Month (NMM), a time to celebrate mentoring and the positive effect it can have on young lives.
In a $40 decision of whether or not to shop at a local car dealership versus an out-of-town dealership, Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston made the deciding vote Wednesday night to support a local business.
While most children are spending their afternoons playing video games or riding bikes, Jacob Stone, a local Newton County boy, was starting a nonprofit organization to help the less fortunate in the community.
The City of Covington approved a zoning change and special zoning overlay district for the proposed Covington Town Center, a conceptual plan to bring a dining and shopping center location to the city, during Wednesday night's meeting.
The Newton County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) unanimously passed a motion to allow the authority chair and selection committee to work towards an agreement for solid waste collection services with Advanced Disposal Inc., which would include keeping the 11 Newton County Recycling Centers open through the end of June and offering countywide curbside pickup options.
The memory of Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) Deputy Justin White will continue to take root in Newton County as he was honored Tuesday morning with the planting of a tree by the Dalton Police Department (DPD) as part of the Planting Brotherhood initiative.
Newly elected Newton County Board of Commissioners Chairman Marcello Banes readied himself to take a different kind of oath during the Swearing In Ceremony of county elected officials on Dec. 29 at the Historic Courthouse.