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.
It wasn't that he and some of his officers have been invited three times to train the Republic of Georgia's police in response to domestic violence and active shooter incidents that made Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton proud.