40 years ago...
Each Sunday, The Covington News publishes some headlines and stories as they appeared in the pages of The Covington News dur-
ing 1968. Enjoy the trip down memory lane.
Citizens of Newton County will be asked to cast their ballot on a $500,000 school board issue. Newton County School Supt. J. W. (Whit) Richardson states that some $382,000 state matching funds will be forthcoming for an elementary school building on Brown Bridge Road on a 50-acre tract of land recently donated to the school board by Bibb Manufacturing Company. The new facility will take care of the Porterdale Elementary School students, plus others who are coming into the county. Bibb Manufacturing owns the existing school buildings at Porterdale, and they will be turned back to that firm.