News for Thursday, December 3, 2009


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Newton Blotter - 12/04/09

* Damarcus Quinton Walker, 29, 488 Oxford Road, Oxford, probation hold.* Joe Gregory Armendariz, 34, 5167 Malisa Road, Oakwood, hold for probation warrant.* Matthew Wayne Armstrong, 35, 2620 Glendale Drive, Conyers, probation violation.* Jerricas Quinnauntae Benton, 18, 7218 Pine Needle Drive, burglary.

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Scents of Christmas

Mike Williams and daughter Isabella, 3, pick out a tree at Berry's Christmas Tree Farm.

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Covington Garden Club celebrating 80 years

COVINGTON -- Since 1929, members of the Covington Garden Club have been sowing seeds of goodwill and hard work that have blossomed into a more beautiful community.

NHS begins wetlands preservation

COVINGTON -- After a restful Thanksgiving break, some students at Newton High School are gearing up for a long-term project that could help preserve a part of their school for years to come.

Turkey Creek Trail upgrade to start

COVINGTON -- A project that has been in the pipeline for more than five years will finally get under way in the next few weeks.

Alcovy High gets manufacturing industry grant

COVINGTON -- Some Alcovy High School students now have the opportunity to improve their manufacturing and design skills.

Blaze destroys house

COVINGTON -- Newton County Fire Service reported that a Jackson Lake home burned to the ground late Sunday night.