The Covington Career Center will see more traffic this summer after the state decided to consolidate operations and close the nearby Monroe Career Center June 30, along with six other centers across the state.
Brandon Wiggins pleaded guilty to molesting his two stepsisters, one was consensual, and the other was by force. Donald Waite was found guilty of the ongoing molestation of a 3-year-old child. And a former college professor pleaded guilty to obscene Internet contact.
County Commissioner J.C. Henderson is regularly serving jail time because of his son's failure to report for mandatory juvenile court programs, a sentence which Henderson feels is unfair to him as a parent.
Officials with the Miracle League of Newton County unveiled a new design recently that will not only reduce costs but is also expected to make the facility a more attractive venue for large community events.
More than 500 local youth and young adults will participate in the Newton County Special Olympics.
In Newton County, the athletes train and compete in sports such as basketball, volleyball, softball, tennis, soccer, bowling, roller skating, horseback riding, power lifting, golf, field and track, developmental sports and wheelchair activities.