"To the person who is concerned with the Glover trucks coming out of DeKalb County - they happen to be hauling in gravel that is creating a new landfill, that is being constructed at the old landfill. This is being done to accommodate all of the garbage that occurs in Newton County."
Porterdale Elementary School students and staff members participated in a pie-throwing contest on Friday afternoon to raise money for Relay for Life. Students donated a dollar to throw a pie in a teacher's face. Pictured is first-grader Hector Nava hitting fifth-grade teacher Debora Ondracek in the face with a whipped cream pie. The popular event raised more than $1,000.
The Covington Police Department is encouraging residents to make a donation to the Buddy Christian Memorial Fund. Christian was the Athens-Clarke County police officer who was shot and killed Tuesday while attempting to apprehend a robbery suspect. Another officer, Tony Howard, was shot in the face and upper body and is recovering from his wounds.
The City Council told landlords Thursday night that it would give up on a proposed ordinance that would have required property owners to register vacant properties.
A light sport aircraft maker is still scoping out land at Covington Municipal Airport for a manufacturing plant, City Manager Steve Horton recently told the City Council.
The Georgia Forestry Commission has announced a statewide ban on outdoor burning until further notice.
When you reflect on the years you've lived, you're content. Sure, there have been times when everything seemed lower than a worm's belly but, overall, you've been blessed by friends, family and happiness.