Georgia Governor Nathan Deal issued an executive order Monday prohibiting the hiking of gas prices as a response to the current gas shortage affecting southeastern states, according to a press release.
The little girl from Monticello has spent most of the last year in a hospital, battling cancer. Family members in Newton County have been helping raise awareness of Mykenzi Adams' story and are raising money to help pay for things the child and her family need.
As some Georgia gas stations reported their fuel supplies had dried up, a pipeline company working to repair a break in Alabama said Monday it has worked "around the clock" to limit disruptions to the region's gas supply.
Ah Surely, a Celtic Trio played during the Arts Association of Newton County's Luncheon Concert Series Thursday. There are two concerts left in the series, Benson and Leinweber this Thursday and the Jon Browne Band, Sept. 29.
In August, some Newton County commissioners explored the idea of moving the operation of Washington Street and Nelson Heights community centers to the city of Covington. [See story "County discusses moving community centers under city of Covington," at http://www.covnews.com/section/1/article/201705/] Supporters of Nelson Heights Community Center attended a Covington City Council meeting in mid-August to express objections to such a move.
A driver's license with current address or a photo identification card is required to cast a ballot in Georgia. The state's Driver Services is reminding people to have proper photo identification to be able to vote in the Nov. 8 election.
Though a special called meeting of the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) was cancelled. a local militia group announced it will continue with a planned protest outside the Historic Courthouse Tuesday night.