Top right, Newton County Fire Service Deputy Chief Tim Smith helps with the heavy lifting as he oversees the final touches of the new Newton County Fire Station No. 7 on Brown Bridge Road. Smith said the station will have a relocated ladder truck, a new engine and possibly an ambulance ready to meet emergencies on the west side of the county. He said most, if not all, of the furnishings for the new facility were purchased locally and included vendors such as Ramsey Furniture, Woods Office Supply and the Covington Wal-Mart. The builders and contractors were local as well. The station will begin operation next week, and a public open house will be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 11.