News for Thursday, July 8, 2010


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Newton Blotter - 07/09/2010

* Rodricques Terrell Wise, 24, 6294 Green Acres Drive, probation violation.* Jeremy Unmike Alada, 26, 4014 Pinnacle Way, Hephzibah, probation violation.* James Loyd Beck Jr., 40, Traver Lounge, Madison, burglary, possession of tools for the commission of crime (burglary), possession of Schedule I & II (meth.), Schedule IV, drug-related objects.* Martin Vernell Bennett, 28, 441 Poplar Hill Road, probation violation, failure to register sex offender, failure to dim bright lights, fleeing or attempting to elude police officer, driving while license suspended or revoked, obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers.

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Careers in sight: Students absorb hospital life in Scrubs program

COVINGTON -- If you visit Newton Medical Center this summer, you might see some younger faces helping out.The hospital continued its juniors program this year to introduce high school students to the medical field by having them volunteer in various departments and attend classes at the hospital for three weeks during the summer.

BOC looks at Senior Services

COVINGTON -- County commissioners are continuing to consider the restructuring of Newton County Senior Services.

Dixie Boys tourneys come back

COVINGTON -- The Dixie Boys Georgia State Championship for 13- and 14-year-olds will begin at City Pond Park on Saturday.

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Two charged with sale of prescription drugs

CONYERS -- A Covington man was one of two men arrested over the weekend for allegedly trying to sell more than 100 prescription pills.

Citizen picks up 12 Associated Press awards

CONYERS -- The Rockdale Citizen and Newton Citizen newspapers received a combined 12 awards in the Georgia Associated Press Association newspaper contest. The awards are given annually to recognize outstanding journalism over the previous year.