On Monday afternoon, scouts, troop leaders, their families and local officials gathered on the Square in downtown Covington to dedicate a tree to the community in celebration of the Boy Scout's of America's 100th anniversary. Local scouts made the symbolic gesture of turning dirt for a Willow Oak tree that will be planted on the periphery of the Square in downtown Covington. Pictured are, left to right, Taylor Green with Venture Crew 222; Dalyn Overton, with Cub Scout Pack 747; and Jake McCarthy, with Cub Scout Pack 4511, who were joined by a host of scout leaders, scouts and local officials.
Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton, representing Covington Police Department's Police Who Care Fund, recently presented a check for $2,000 to Covington Rotary Club President Alice Queen. The funds will be used to purchase two Rotary Shelter boxes to be sent to earthquake-ravaged Haiti. The boxes will provide shelter for up to 20 people. The Rotary Club has also donated five boxes to the cause, making a total of seven boxes from Covington. CPD officers looking on are, from left, Officer Oscar Rogers, Officer John Seabolt and Sgt. Chris Cain.
Students and staff in the Newton County School System are celebrating the most important meal of the day this week.
State Rep. Doug Holt has crafted legislation that could de-annex property in Newton County from the city of Social Circle, putting the brakes on plans of one property owner to develop a drag strip there.
The property owner seeking rezoning that would permit a drag strip in Social Circle said he plans to withdraw his rezoning request and seek to reapply in 30 to 45 days with amended site plans that should address many residents' concerns.
The Covington Fire Department has identified the victim of a fire on Capes Drive on Friday afternoon as 64-year-old Jerry Allen Smith.
The Clark's Grove community will soon be harvesting solar power to generate electricity and heat water, a project that proponents hope will inspire others to make use of the sun's energy.
COVINGTON The Clark's Grove community will soon be harvesting solar power to generate electricity and heat water, a project that proponents hope will inspire others to make use of the sun's energy.
COVINGTON Reports have come to light that show the 19-year-old victim who was shot dead at a convenience store Sunday night by her estranged boyfriend had done all the law allows in an effort to protect herself after he forced their infant son to kiss the bullet he vowed he would use to kill her.