News for Monday, February 1, 2010

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Celebrating China

Georgia Perimeter College's Newton Campus is showcasing a special art exhibit this month, "Daily Lives: Peasant Art of China." It includes 30 paintings of rural life in China by the Chinese folk artists of Hu County, Shaanxi.

DA takes case on official's stepson

COVINGTON -- Newton County District Attorney Ken Wynne has decided that a special prosecutor will not be requested to handle the case involving the stepson of a Newton County commissioner.

Suspect charged in May arson

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Fire Service was looking for a suspect in an arson case and the Newton County Sheriff's Office delivered him into its hands Friday when it arrested the same man in connection with a burglary.

Wrong-way driver leads to I-20 crash

COVINGTON -- The Covington Police reported a wrong-way driver caused havoc on Interstate 20 around 6 p.m. Saturday.

School board sets meeting schedule

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Board of Education recently adopted its 2010 meeting schedule during its monthly meeting in January.

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Newton READS gets new director

COVINGTON -- Since taking over as executive director of Newton County READS in late November, Renee Jones has been helping people achieve dreams they thought were impossible.

Rec Commission looking for Little Mr. contestants

COVINGTON -- The 49th annual Little Mr. and Miss Newton County Pageant will be held at the Alcovy High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. Feb. 20.

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Upstanding Citizens: Rockdale recognizes Patterson as outstanding volunteer

CONYERS -- A lot of things people take for granted came to fruition because of volunteers like Don Patterson.

DA takes case on official's stepson

COVINGTON — Newton County District Attorney Ken Wynne has decided that a special prosecutor will not be requested to handle the case involving the stepson of a Newton County commissioner.

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