Newton County Commissioner Lanier Sims received a certificate for the Commissioners Training Program at the 2012 Association County Commissioners of Georgia Annual Conference, along with more than 100 county officials.
The annual conference was recently held at the Savannah Civic Center in Chatham County.
The square is being spruced up this week just in time for 11 Alive's Friday morning broadcast live from Covington, which will feature the downtown.
City workers were out in force Tuesday, replacing the main light fixtures with brighter lights that are purer white, sanding and repainting benches, installing new bike racks and weeding the sidewalks and planters.
When Covington police arrived at the scene of a domestic dispute, Ruby Benton told the officers that her brother, Garfield Johnson, came into her room, grabbed her by the right arm and drug her through the house.