News for Monday, October 11, 2010


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Scary stuff

Newton County Fire Service Fire Safety Educator Lt. Cydnie Taylor, standing, prepares Jamie Moore's second-grade class and Amy Hampton's first-grade class at Providence Christian School on Byrd Road in Oxford to find their way out of a smoke-filled bedroom.

7 stores hit by burglars

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating burglaries at six convenience stores throughout the county during the early morning hours Sunday, and the Covington Police Department is looking into the Saturday burglary of a Newton Plaza store.

Students honor the memory of Adcock

COVINGTON -- Students from DeKalb Technical College's law enforcement academy are remembering one of their own this week.

City mulls reducing 911 Center funds

COVINGTON -- The Covington City Council recently discussed paying for the city's pro rata share of calls to the Covington-Newton County 911 Center, versus the 50-50 arrangement it currently has with Newton County.

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All for a good cause

Covington Lions Club members Brian Allen and Stanley Abrams take a break and listen to the bands Friday evening at Sherman's Last Burning BBQ and Festival at Legion Field.

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Cruising for Careers: Car show to benefit RCA student programs

CONYERS -- Rockdale Career Academy hopes to bring more notoriety to its student programs with a communitywide activity.

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Covington man killed Sunday in crash on Interstate 20

CONYERS — A 28-year-old Covington man was killed early Sunday in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 20 in Rockdale County.