County Attorney Tommy Craig attempted to sell the Newton County Board of Commissioners on the financial sense in accepting a $21 million state loan and starting on the process of constructing the long-proposed Bear Creek Reservoir.
The Community Food Pantry and Newton County Ministers Union are looking for food donations and volunteers for the 24th annual community Thanksgiving dinner, which is offered to the less fortunate and senior citizens looking for a free, hot meal Thursday.
Serving as one of Covington's leaders who has wanted to shine behind the scenes, council woman Janet Goodman's leadership during the civil rights era in Covington back in the 70s and her work with city council for more than 33 years, has made her a well-known community activist and one of the recipients of the 2012 Shining Light awards.
Covington City Manager Steve Horton has been on a farewell tour of sorts as he approaches retirement after serving his hometown for more than three decades, including being at the helm for the past seven years.
I received tickets to see the puppetry adaptation of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta. When I told people about it, they laughed thinking that I made it up. Apparently not very many people know that there is such a thing as puppetry arts, much less that Atlanta has a center for puppetry arts.
Merryvale Assisted Living hosted its annual Antiques Roadshow recently. More than 70 items were brought to be appraised by Tim Hunter from Lingering Memories Antiques. The crowd enjoyed watching the show and enjoyed refreshments and tours of the community afterwards.
At the lighting of the Courthouse on Nov. 15, the Covington News staff gave out hot chocolate and cookies to local families. The staff also took fun pictures of local smiling children with the front page of the newspaper.
The city of Covington council approved at their Nov. 5 meeting to accept a joint grant with the city of Oxford for $594,000 that was awarded by the Atlanta Regional Commission under their Last Mile Connectivity program for the replacement of a pedestrian bridge that crosses over Interstate 20 in October.
City of Covington grant writer Randy Conner previously said the grant is additional funding for the Emory Street pedestrian bridge between Covington and Oxford. He explained why Covington and Oxford decided to apply for the grant together.