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.
A man told a deputy with the Newton County Sheriff's Office that three men tried to steal his deer stand on Thursday. A report from the NCSO said a deputy responded to a home on Mote Road in reference to a theft. The man said he saw three black males carrying his deer stand down the road. He said he left it by a tree in the woods across from his house. When the man confronted the males, they dropped the stand and ran towards Mote Crossing. The man said some of the clips to the stand were missing ...
Are they makeshift caskets for pandemics and war? Coffins? Septic tanks? Did the CDC, FEMA or another federal agency order them in case of mass casualties? People driving down Interstate 20 west from Covington may have noticed row after row of black coffin-looking boxes lining a portion of Almon Road. But what are they really?
Americans' paychecks will be a little smaller in 2013.
While Congress and the president reached a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff - meaning all but the wealthiest Americans will not see an income tax hike - the Social Security payroll tax increased by 2 percent this year.
It's the worst nightmare for parents and school staff, a shooter loose in the halls, but as the tragedies at Columbine and, most recently, Sandy Hook has taught law enforcement, they can never be too prepared.