The Newton County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS), along with Help Moving Hearts, is holding a luggage drive for children entering foster care to give them a suitable way to transport personal items.
There wasn't any ground to be broken, but Covington officials were still eager to celebrate. This time, to announce, a new commercial venture coming to the city, officials opted for a sledgehammer, rather than a shovel.
The Covington Fire Department (CFD) was recently awarded a grant of $16,902 from Firehouse Subs, which will go toward a new fire hose and accessories to outfit the new fire truck the city recently purchased.
Newton County schools have something to celebrate. The percentage of students graduating from one of the county's three high schools has risen at two of the schools, while one has graduated the same percentage as last year.
Stoney Bowles has been through a lot in his 31 years as a firefighter. He has been involved in his share of saves, had great comradery with his peers and, since taking over as chief in Covington, has led a group of men and women who share his values.
Despite the continued protest from Commissioner Nancy Schulz, District 3, the Board of Commissioners approved the September check register, 3-1. Commissioner John Douglas, District 1, who was not present due to illness, told Commissioner Levie Maddox, District 5, that he would join Schulz in voting against approval.