News for Tuesday, December 21, 2010


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A Newton County tradition

Jodi Morgan of Covington is stocking up for Christmas as she shops at Patrick's Feed and Seed on Bypass Road next to Eastside High School on Tuesday morning.

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Airport now under city control

The Covington Municipal Airport is now under control of the city of Covington and at least one major change has already occurred since the city took over: fuel prices have dropped.

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City might nix hang tag notifications

City of Covington utility customers who are behind on their bills probably won't be getting notified by hang tags anymore.

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Board approves theme school plan

The Newton County Board of Education has approved a plan for the parent-involvement theme school that changes only a few things for next school year.

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Authorities seek to make holidays safe for motorists

Local and state law enforcement officers will be joining with others nationwide in preparing for a busy holiday travel season as motorists take to the highways for the Christmas and New Year's holiday weekends.

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Getting into character

Indian Creek Middle School students in Marjorie Morgan's gifted English class have been reading "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens and, in addition, researched Victorian fashion, etiquette, entertainment and history.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- Dec. 22, 2010

Newton Your Next Best Friend

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Historic name not moving to new school

OXFORD — Students scheduled to attend Newton County's newest elementary school on Airport Road next year will have to wait a little longer to know what the school will be called.

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Kaiser Permanente to open Conyers medical center

CONYERS — Kaiser Permanente said Monday it will open a medical center in Conyers early next year as part of a $4.6 million investment to add two new medical offices in the metro Atlanta area.

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Kemp to speak at Chamber meeting

COVINGTON — The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce went straight to the top when booking a speaker for its annual meeting. The keynote speaker for the event, scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 13, is Secretary of State Brian Kemp.