The second week of the Georgia legislative session always deals with developing a budget. This week was no different as the governor and the general assembly worked together to address the requests of the different departments. I'm very gratified that almost $15M in grants and investments were awarded to your district last year.
A lease between the city of Covington and the former owner of a property on Williams Road was unanimously approved at the Covington City Council meeting on Wednesday, despite the questions raised about the agreement between the city and the former owner.
It was a banner night for the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce at the Charlie Elliot Wildlife Center Tuesday evening, with awards going to several business men and women throughout Newton County.
At the Newton County Board of Commissioner (BOC) work session Jan. 12, Interim County Manager Lloyd Kerr recommended that some of the county's recycling, or convenience centers be consolidated to save the county almost $100,000.
Indicating they wanted to move forward with a solid waste authority, the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) instructed Attorney Megan Martin of Jarrard and Davis Law Firm, the county's interim attorneys, to reactivate a 1995 resolution creating one.
Despite repeated attempts to explain the validity of cancelling a county contract for professional services at a Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) work session on Jan. 12, three commissioners questioned the decision not to renew.
Update: Marlee Anne Hopkins wanted to raise $21,000 for the University of Georgia's Miracle fundraiser. On Thursday, March 3, she told the Covington Kiwanis Club she had raised $23,073. The money will go to the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) in honor of Hopkins' siblings.
Newton County has long been home to colleges such as Oxford College of Emory University and Georgia Piedmont Technical College, but now it can boast an asset we feel is as valuable as some of the big industries that often makes the front page of this publication - Georgia State University.