At a time when county departments cannot afford to spend money on anything but necessities, the Newton County Sheriff's Department has received donations from several people that have enabled them to improve their four-person traffic unit.
The NCSO has received a new motorcycle, bringing the total on the road to two, and various people have donated time and money to make sure the unit is top-notch. Chris Bell, owner of Bell's Grocery, donated $1,500 to go toward a kennel for the unit's narcotics K-9, Rin. All the unit's vehicles have been tinted by Custom Tint ...
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Department were responding to a call in the Crowell Road area when they noticed a silver Nissan Pathfinder come from the exit ramp of I-20 at exit 88 and quickly pass on the driver's side of another vehicle in order to make a right turn onto Frontage Road at the intersection. The deputies also noted the Nissan's driver had the headlights of the vehicle turned off and it was well into the evening, after 10:30 p.m.
Peggy Greer, a Mansfield resident, is teaming up with other county residents including Freddie Neely to organize informational meetings at Starrsville United Methodist Church. The group is having their second meeting Monday at 7 p.m. at the church, 2786 Dixie Road. Greer said about 20 people attended the first meeting.
Glenn Lawson, director of AME/Technical Services has received the prestigious Charles Russell Bard Award for the Bard Medical Division. Bettye Anne Miles, executive assistant at Bard Urological Division, received the award for that location. The Bard Award is an honor recognizing outstanding character, abilities and achievements.
Sweet-tasting: Rotarian and past club president Ricky Adams is all smiles as he checks off the bags of onions that Covington Rotarians were picking up on Tuesday to deliver fresh Vidalias to local residents. The Rotarians are selling 1,000 bags this year to help support their annual Christmas Stocking fund. A few bags remain; to get a 25-pound bag for only $15 ask any Rotarian.
The Southeastern Directors of Volunteer Services in Healthcare Organizations is pleased to announce that Martha Taylor, Newton Medical Center director of volunteer services, is the recipient of the Director of Volunteer Services of the Year award. This award is given annually for outstanding contributions and professionalism in the field of volunteer administration.
Newton Federal Bank announced today that it will provide a substantial investment to the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF) for a full sponsorship that will enable the Covington Manor Nursing Home to participate in the nationally acclaimed Senior Crimestoppers Program.
Time is running out for registration for summer camp at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center. Registration deadline is June 1. Summer day camps are in the Brooke Ager Discovery area, run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and cost $100 per child.
An erratic driver caught the attention of an officer with the Covington Police Department Sunday night after nearly hitting another vehicle on Alcovy Road, and ended up being arrested for possession of various drugs. At around 9:23 p.m. an officer was behind the vehicle and noticed the driver, later identified as 46-year-old Susan Mote, reportedly turned her vehicle in front of another, nearly causing a collision. After that she allegedly made a U-turn in the middle of the roadway which is when the officer activated his emergency equipment and pulled Mote over.