The city's full-time employees will be able to enroll in a retirement plan following a decision by the City Council on Monday night.
Work is under way to make one of the most dangerous intersections in the county more safe.
It will be at least another month before the Newton County Board of Education will decide on the fate of Newton County's alternative school program.
Long-time former city of Covington clerk Betty Schell died Monday at the age of 83. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the chapel at Caldwell and Cowan Funeral Home at 1215 Access Road.
Newton County Commissioners joined their counterparts and other county officials from across the state at the 2011 Capitol Connection Conference coordinated by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia.
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