News for Monday, April 18, 2011


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Porterdale councilwoman opens library

COVINGTON -- Because Porterdale City Councilwoman Arline Chapman acted on an inspiration, Porterdale youngsters will soon be getting a boost to their education.

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BOE set to decide on pre-K funds

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Board of Education is expected to decide tonight if its prekindergarten program will be able to continue at full speed next school year.

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Bear Creek key to water usage

COVINGTON -- Newton County is in good shape, water-wise, and demand will be met through 2050, so long as the Bear Creek Reservoir is up and running, according to a draft version of a new regional water plan.

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Newton Trails hosts Walk About series

COVINGTON -- Now that spring has fully sprung, it's the perfect time to get out and enjoy nature's beauty.

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Residents asked to discard unwanted prescription pills

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office is on a mission to "Take Back" unwanted prescription drugs.

City hires new fire chief

Covington City Manager Steve Horton announced to the council Monday that he has appointed John J. McNeil as the city's new fire chief.