Weather may move troops farewell inside

COVINGTON - In the event of inclement weather, the farewell ceremony for soldiers from Company B 1/121st Infantry of the Georgia National Guard's 48th Brigade will take place at 2 p.m. today at the National Guard Armory, located at 4124 Carroll St. S.W. in Covington.

Due to space restrictions, the ceremony will be open only to the troops, their families and those who have been asked to participate. However, the general public may come by at the conclusion of the ceremony, expected to be about 2:45 p.m., to wish the troops well.

If the weather is clear, the ceremony will be held in front of the Newton County Historic Courthouse in downtown Covington as initially planned and will be open to the public.