An accident on Interstate 20 just west of exit 90 is blocking traffic, with the Covington-Newton County 911 Center reporting both east and westbound lanes are blocked off. According to a law enforcement official, a car flipped over on the Interstate close to where Mama Maria's is located.
Covington City Council continues to look for a replacement for the position of city manager, but the seat was not empty at the council's meeting on Monday night.
Deputy city manager Billy Bouchillon sat in and will serve as the interim city manager for the city of Covington until a new city manager is appointed. Former city manager Steve Horton retired on Dec. 21, 2012, but attended the council meeting.
After serving the citizens of Newton County for more than seven decades combined, three of Newton County's finest have been promoted: two to the rank of captain, one to major in the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
Two men were stabbed in separate incidents Saturday, according to reports from the Covington Police Department.
The first incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. Officers responded to a hang-up call on West Street. When officers arrived, they noticed people standing outside the residence and waving them down. A woman said that her husband had been stabbed by Anthony Clemons, who had since fled the scene.
Long-time banker Kim McNary has been promoted to business banker at Pinnacle Bank.
In her new role, Ms. McNary will be responsible for developing and maintaining commercial banking relationships, a duty she has "established a proven record of success," according to Jackson McConnell, Pinnacle's CEO.