September, 1970: I was finally home after 2½ years in Southeast Asia fighting a war our government had written off before I ever arrived in Vietnam. My skin still reeked of Southeast Asia, a musky scent no soap could lather off, but with enough time finally wore off. My mom and dad and a few relatives welcomed me home at Memphis International Airport and offered hugs and kisses and a few touchy-feely slights of hand to see if all my appendages were still intact. No Purple Hearts; didn't want any.
In a story found on covnews.com, "A Veteran's Story" writer Pete Mecca details what it was like when he returned home from his service in the Vietnam War in 1970.
The City of Porterdale is hosting a town hall meeting, Nov. 13 from 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. The event space and catering are sponsored by the Porterdale Mill Lofts. The primary reason for the meeting is for the Start-Up Main Street Program that is trying to get accredited for in 2015.
Divisions over how to address Newton County's future water needs resurfaced this week, pitting proponents of the proposed Bear Creek Reservoir against critics who question its necessity and timing.
Speed Bumps have been approved to be installed throughout Newborn after Monday's city council meeting. The total cost of speed bumps for the city is $5,625.59. Seven speed bumps will be installed on South Johnson Street, Pitts Chapel Road and Spring Street. Speed bumps will be placed in areas based on safety needs.
The Newborn City Council came to a consensus on a $381,635.04 budget for the 2015 fiscal year at Monday night's meeting.
Water was a hot topic of conversation in Newton County this week, capped by a very public Board of Commissioners work session Wednesday.
A celebratory crowd shared laughs, heart-felt stories and good will at the General Mills Covington plant Thursday.
The Covington Garden Club
Voting in Tuesday's midterm elections was down slightly from the last cycle in 2010.
A Covington man was shot in the hip and his right arm from a gunshot wound at 7223 Lakeview Drive was flown to an Atlanta hospital early Wednesday morning.
Board of Commissioner Lanier Sims will represent District 2 for four more years.
Jody Hice will represent District 10 in the Hosue of Representatives.
Dave Belton won the State House District 112 seat, defeating Patsy Harris Tuesday night.
A man who was subbing through a temp agency at West Newton Elementary School was arrested for possession of drugs after a bag of marijuana was found on their person Friday.
Michael G. Meeks, violation of probation, continued on probation, pay $100 a month for three months; thereafter $169 a month.
Update, 5:47 p.m.: Missing person Harry Preston Galanty was located by the Newton County Sheriff's Office around 4:15 p.m. this afternoon.
A woman who called authorities on the father of her child was ultimately the one arrested Wednesday evening.
The Covington mayor's race has dominated the conversation this election season, but partially lost in the shuffle are the two contested East Ward council races.
Have you seen this turkey?
A 61-year-old Covington man was arrested for DUI after getting into an accident in front of a liquor store Thursday night.
The Fall Fair at Stonecrest will be leaving at the end of the week.
James Peters has a dirty job, but he doesn't hide it. Ask him and he'll say that he's simply a garbage man.
The person found dead in a car outside Live Oak Elementary Monday afternoon was not the victim of foul play.
Three people were arrested Monday for trafficking in cocaine following an undercover investigation by the Covington/Newton County Special Investigation Unit.
Cancer has the ability to ruin lives, but the pursuit of a cure has the equal, if not greater, ability to build relationships and show the best in people.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners have had to make difficult cuts to keep health insurance costs down in recent years, but they turned their eye to the casualty and risk insurance policy they have on their buildings and equipment last week.
So far this campaign season, the Covington elections have seen news stories, in-depth video interviews, a forum, numerous campaign signs and candidates going door to door.
As Tommy Cook, armed with an electromagnetic field reader and a flashlight, coolly leads a group of paranormal enthusiasts along the dirt road leading to an old church, his daughter Kristen trails behind him, bundled and quivering under the cold drizzle of the October night.