It was a fantastic Fourth of July here in Newton County.
The city of Covington put on a great show on the square on Sunday, with entertainment and beautiful fireworks, and the city of Porterdale waited out a downpour on Monday to put on a fun fireworks display of its own.
Oxford had its down-home community parade on Monday before storm clouds gathered.
You can see photos from the Fourth events at Covnews.com.
These family-friendly events proved that you don't have to travel far to have fun, and you don't have to spend very much, either.
Thanks to the organizers for the flawless staging of some fine patriotic celebrations. Your efforts were much appreciated and applauded.
If you missed out on Sunday and Monday, you have another chance to catch a fireworks show. Social Circle had a bit of bad luck as a thunderstorm basically hung overhead for much of the afternoon on Monday, so they'll set off their fireworks Saturday night.