News for Tuesday, May 4, 2010


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Creative minds

Eastside High School 11th- graders Chelsea Oden and Mallyson Lewis spent Tuesday afternoon making peacock costumes for an upcoming special performance. The school's drama club is presenting the third annual spring children's play with a performance of "Charlotte's Web." At 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, guests are invited to the school's auditorium, which is located at 10245 Eagle Drive in Covington. General admission seating costs $5.

City offers retirement incentives

The city of Covington is offering an early retirement incentive to eligible employees.

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District 5 BOE seat: Candidate withdraws from race

Just when the race for the three vacated seats on the Newton County Board of Education is getting started, it already has lost one candidate.

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Educator running for state Senate seat

Newton County native Todd Hilton is running for state Senate District 17 for four reasons: his children -- Connor, Evan, Averi and Bailey.

Family Promise offers way out of homelessness

A new local effort has started that would connect local churches to help homeless families take the first steps to get back on their feet and into their own home.

LOCAL IN BRIEF: Special Olympics closing ceremonies set for Friday

Special Olympics closing ceremonies set for Friday

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Rockdale Bar

Members of the Bar Association of Rockdale County presented toys collected for Law Day, a community outreach effort held annually on May 1 by the Georgia Bar Association.