A crew with Designed Installations of Oxford works to replace tree wells on the Square in downtown Covington.
This story is part of a multi-part series on projects that will be funded if SPLOST 2011 is approved by voters in the March 15 special election. The SPLOST is expected to generate $57.6 million over a six-year collection period.
The Covington City Council recently decided not to pursue a state grant that would partially fund two public transportation programs, but agreed to examine other options in the future.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office said arrests are "likely" as their investigation continues into a drive-by shooting in the Mountain View Estates subdivision during the early morning hours Monday.
The Newton County School System is likely to be forced to implement a Reduction In Force if certain budget cuts are put into place for next school year.
The town of Newborn has sent a letter of intent to Norfolk Southern Corporation stating "our strong interest in purchasing the railroad right of way to Rails to Trails in Newton County."