News for Friday, March 26, 2010


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Newton Poll - 03/27/2010

"I appreciate Bill Mecham explaining the city channels, but I still do not understand why Charter is not doing their channels. They were easier to read than the city's channels."

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All in bloom: Cherry Blossom Festival begins today

The public is in for lots to see, lots to hear and lots to eat as this year's Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off today.

Census centers set up

Residents who misplace or do not receive a 2010 Census form or have trouble filling out the questionnaire can visit several local sites for assistance.

County to join panel on transit

Newton County is joining the Regional Transit Committee in order to have input on transportation planning for the state.

Public invited to egg hunts

There are plenty of opportunities for the little ones to find Easter eggs this year, as local churches and Eastside High School are holding large community egg hunts.

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New vests ordered

As simply as she made up her mind last August when her son was shot to buy enhanced bullet-proof vests for every Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy, Dawn Atha announced Friday morning that her goal had been met.

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Friends, county mourn students killed in crash

A roadside memorial has gone up in Rockdale County in remembrance of two students killed Thursday in a crash on McDaniel Mill Road.