The public-private partnership that formed to purchase 14.9 miles of abandoned Norfolk Southern railroad track in Newton County continues to negotiate the creation of a contract, though officials expect the process will take several months.
A stalling economic recovery could lead to a national double-dip recession, and local financial officials expect Newton County's high foreclosure and unemployment numbers to persist as the county remains mired in the first recession.
Bank executives are becoming more pessimistic about the economy and nearly half of respondents to a recent survey said they believe the U.S. will experience a double-dip recession, according to the survey's conductors, Grant Thornton, an audit and tax firm, and "Bank Director" magazine.
When asked to simplify Georgia's gubernatorial race, Republican Nathan Deal said he's the best candidate because of his extensive legal and political background and his conservative promise to not increase residents' tax burden.
Main Street Covington, the Arts Association and local governments have partnered to seek nominations for individuals and/or groups to "light" the Newton County Courthouse during the annual holiday ceremony on November 18. The chosen person and/or group will have the opportunity to flip the switch as the historic courthouse is lit up ushering in the holiday season in downtown Covington.
A slap, a kick, a ruthless word - few things break through socioeconomic and racial boundaries the way that domestic violence does. In fact, in the time it took you to read this, at least one woman in the United States has been a victim of battery.
October is Domestic Violence Prevention Month and the Newton County District Attorney's office wants to make people aware of both the problem and the solutions. Staff members and their children on Wednesday filmed a commercial that will air on Charter cable Oct. 22 to raise awareness.
American Legion Auxiliary, Post 32, has named officers for the 2010-2011 year. Bottom row, left, Charlotte Jarrell, sergeant at arms; Jean Phillips, chaplain; Marcia Floyd, treasurer. Top row, left, Barbara Hunt, second vice president; Barbara Luker, secretary; Lura Whitaker, first vice president; Donna Tomlin, sergeant at arms; Tootles Tingler, corresponding secretary; and June Moore, president. The auxiliary is a service organization make up of spouses of military service troops who serve the needs of veterans and present servicemen. They meet on the second Thursday of each month.
The Covington City Council is trying to craft a parking ordinance that will be fair to both residents who want clean neighborhoods and those that depend on their trucks and other business vehicles for transportation and their livelihood.
Three vans and a cargo trailer belonging to Solid Rock Baptist Church on Brown Bridge Road were torched early Thursday morning and Covington Fire officials are investigating the blaze, while church members try to understand who would do such a thing.
CPD generosity: City of Covington Police Department gave Newton County Special Olympics program $1,000. Pictured are: (back row) Lynda Reagan, Newton Co. Schools Physical Therapist, Captain Willie Davis and Chief Stacey Cotton with the City of Covington Police, Pam Dew, Newton County Special Olympics Coordinator and Ficquett Elementary School students Tyler Stoddard, Gabby Crews, Olandria Harrison, Stephanie Smith and Rajesh Ramlochan of Valeria Maddox's classroom.