News for Monday, November 9, 2009


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Bank robbed: Wal-Mart closes after heist inside store

For the second time in less than a week, a Covington bank was robbed, and this time it caused several hours of lost business and traffic snarls.

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NCSO: Man, 44, charged with murder

A man has been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting death of a woman and the wounding of his brother at a residence at 120 Bell St. on Sunday night, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Heavy rain in forecast for 24 hours

The paramount question on the minds of emergency personnel Monday was whether Tropical Storm Ida will bring a repeat of September's flooding woes, and they were urging at-risk residents to begin forming emergency plans in case of flash flooding.

NCSS director gets state award for mentoring

If she didn't know it before, Jan Loomans, Newton County School System School Food Service director, knows now that others are watching her.