The Hampton Inn Covington has received a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on the online TripAdvisor site over the past year. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.
Members of the Newton County Theme School (NCTS) Student Council recently presented a check for $600 to the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter. The Theme School student council raised money through a school store and their annual talent show. They also delivered unopened food items from end-of-year celebrations to the shelter.
By unanimous vote, the Newton County Board of Education (BOE) adopted a resolution opposing Governor Nathan Deal's proposed "Opportunity School District" (OSD) at their June 21 combined work session/monthly meeting.
Mike Hopkins, director of the Newton County Sewer and Water Authority, appeared before the Covington City Council Monday night on behalf of Newton County Tomorrow and its chair Jerry Roseberry, mayor of Oxford.