News for Saturday, June 12, 2010


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Newton man helps rebuild in war-torn areas

A Newton County resident featured in a recent HBO documentary about the life and death of the United Nations' Sergio Vieira de Mello has done more than his share of infrastructure building in the war-torn Middle East, but he's not planning to call it quits anytime soon.

Nonprofit for youth shuts doors

COVINGTON -- Project Adventure Inc. has closed its doors after more than 25 years in Newton County.

Man: Economy made me steal

CONYERS -- A man facing prison time told the court during sentencing that he and his family were "one step away from the streets," and blamed the downturn of the economy for forcing him to steal.

Court officials say thanks to jurors this week

CONYERS -- Court officials said they understand the sacrifices citizens make to serve as jurors and will be honoring the people who fulfill their civil duty this week with fun -- and tasty -- gifts.