News for Thursday, May 6, 2010

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Newton Blotter - 05/07/2010

* Curtis Joseph Adams, 24, 788-A Ridge Road, Monroe, forgery in the first degree, giving false name or address to law enforcement officers, burglary, obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers, parole violation.* Jesse Gunter Anderson, 51, 1190 Kirkland Road, cruelty to children (3rd degree), battery (Family Violence Act).* Gregory Scott Anglin, 44, 326 1st Ave., probation violation.

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National Day of Prayer

The Rev. Matt Murphy stopped by First Baptist Church of Covington on Thursday afternoon for a moment of prayer.

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Lunchtime soundtrack: Band students kick off concert series

COVINGTON -- In front of a packed park on the Covington Square on Thursday afternoon, the first All-County Honor Band performed as part of the Newton County Arts Association's May Lunchtime Concert Series.

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Aldridges named GaFWC Family of the Year

Covington's Jerry and Lee Aldridge have been selected as the Georgia Federated Woman's Club Family of the Year and were recently recognized at the GaFWC State Conference.

BOE discusses budget, rezonings

COVINGTON -- Newton County school officials aren't much more clear about the budget shortfall, but they are looking at all of their options.

Commissioner's son charged again with stalking

COVINGTON -- Quintarious Henderson, the 17-year-old son of Newton County Commissioner J.C. Henderson, has been arrested again on charges of aggravated stalking.

Porterdale Police plan bike ride

PORTERDALE -- It was a success last year and it's back for an encore. The second annual Porterdale Police Department Bike Ride will be held May 15.

Former aide throws in hat for Senate seat

COVINGTON -- Jim Nichols has seen state politicians at work firsthand, and he didn't like the view. So, he decided to become one in hopes of making changes for the better.

Commissioner's son charged again with stalking

COVINGTON — Quintarious Henderson, the 17-year-old son of Newton County Commissioner J.C. Henderson, has been arrested again on charges of aggravated stalking.

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