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Emergency sirens will be retested

COVINGTON -- Emergency sirens in Newton County will be re-tested next week to ensure they are working properly following a tornado that touched down near Newborn on Thursday morning.

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911 Center saw rise in calls in '10

COVINGTON -- Calls to 911 increased by 4 percent in 2010, according to an annual report released this week by the Covington-Newton County Communications Center.

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911 Center saw rise in calls in '10

COVINGTON — Calls to 911 increased by 4 percent in 2010, according to an annual report released this week by the Covington-Newton County Communications Center.

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911 center faces tech challenges

COVINGTON -- It's been said computers are great things when they work, but when they don't ... well, it can be a problem. The folks at Covington Newton/County 911 have faced life without the benefit of their computer system for the past four days and, according to Director Mike Smith, were able to make the transition "seamlessly."

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