Covington police spoke with a woman who said she found a young girl crying for her mom on Thursday morning. According to a report from the Covington Police Department, the woman said she was pumping gas at the Shell service station just before 7 a.m., when she heard a voice crying for her "mommy." She said she looked around to see where the voice was coming from, and she saw the 2-year-old child across the street at the Super 8 Motel with her hands up in the air crying near the main highway.
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About two-dozen supporters with the Friends of the Library made an appearance at the Newton County Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday night to show their support in asking for help to fix the funding woes at the Newton County Library.
At a sworn deposition Thursday, self-proclaimed blogger Shannon Black admitted that most of her online claims concerning the Newton County School system originated from unverified emails sent to her by a former school employee.
Newton County residents will be able to stretch their wallets a little further this weekend, as Georgia will have its first tax-free holiday since 2009 this Friday and Saturday, according to Associated Press reports.