News for Tuesday, September 28, 2010


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Revving up

Alvin Snellgrove checks the battery in his 1970 Chevelle SS in preparation for Sunday's Cars of the Past Car Show sponsored by the Rotary Club of Covington.

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Gainer honored for service

COVINGTON -- For 50 years, Peggy Gainer has given of her time, money and talents to the Newton Medical Center Auxiliary. On Tuesday, the organization's 200-plus members gave something very special to her.

Police: Shooting was an accident

COVINGTON -- A 42-year-old man was found bleeding and lying on the sidewalk in front of the Kroger store on U.S. Highway 278 Monday around 8:30 p.m., according to the Covington Police Department.

Snapping Shoals offering grants

COVINGTON -- This year, some Newton County students will get to interact in the classroom using an iPad and a Wii Fit, explore Pablo Picasso's art and make pottery.

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Newton County Recreation Commission gets new offices

COVINGTON -- A two-story house near the entrance of Turner Lake Complex is now serving as office and meeting space for the Newton County Recreation Commission.