News for Thursday, June 17, 2010


All Stories

Newton Blotter - 06/182010

* Mika Elizabeth Ashby, 21, 9730 Moss Point Path, Villa Rica, court sentence serve 120 days in the work release program.* Richard Lee Autry, 21, 60 Spring Court, Newborn, aggravated stalking.* Keith Lorenzo Baisden, 29, 6127 Greanleaf Court, public drunkenness, crossing guard line with drugs, terroristic threats and acts, pointing or aiming gun or pistol at another.

Tease photo

Check out the new library

Special IllustrationThis is a rendering of what the library will look like once completed. The $6 million building will be 19,200 square feet and will be the Newton County government's first LEED registered facility. LEED certified projects cost less to operate and maintain and are energy and water efficient. The building will include a number of features designed to save on consumption, including using recycled rainwater to flush toilets and water outdoor landscaping; raised floors with cooling from below, requiring less air volume; recycled building materials; and low-flow water fixtures and waterless systems in the restrooms.

City budget will leave a $1M surplus

COVINGTON -- Like other local governments across the country, the city of Covington has experienced a decline in property tax revenues and a shrinking budget; but unlike some of its counterparts, Covington is weathering the economic storm.

Bates says goodbye to school board

COVINGTON -- Newton County Board of Education member C.C. Bates may be returning to her home state of South Carolina after living in Newton County since 1997, but that doesn't mean she won't miss her time here.

Tease photo

College, career academy moves forward

COVINGTON -- Although the site work for the Newton College and Career Academy was just approved by the Newton County Board of Education earlier this month, the idea already is becoming more of a reality.

Douglas opposes illegals attending state universities

COVINGTON -- State Sen. John Douglas, R-Social Circle, is one of 15 Republican lawmakers who has signed a letter encouraging the Board of Regents to reevaluate its policy allowing illegal immigrants to attend public colleges and universities.