Newton County's enabling act, which determines the form of government and how the county is run, passed through the State Senate on March 11 and through the State House as a substitute act on Wednesday.
Three Newton County non-profit organizations were presented grants of $5,000 each by the Newton Fund at the Georgia Wildlife Federation building on Hazelbrand Road during Wednesday's Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce's lunch link.
Floyd Street Northeast between Elm Street Northeast and Anderson Avenue Northeast will be closed between 6 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Monday, March 14 for the filming of "The Vampire Diaries'"Episode 721, "Requiem for a Dream."
All or part of the Downtown Square will be closed for upcoming events ranging from a riding club's cruise to a agricultural event. The closures were approved at the Covington City Council meeting Monday night.
The eighth annual K9 memorial was held Saturday in Porterdale Georgia. This event which honors fallen police dogs is hosted by "we ride to provide" A nonprofit organization founded by Holly Cripps this event which pays tribute to an officers K9 partner started in 2009. Officers and public from all over the nation filled the old gym in Porterdale Saturday. Highlights from this event included a K9 handlers and officers from Switzerland as well as a helicopter flyover provided by The Gwinnett and Dekalb County Sheriffs Office.