News for Monday, September 20, 2010


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Conyers man arrested in slaying

SNELLVILLE -- Police have charged an acquaintance of 61-year-old Eva May Francis with fatally shooting her earlier this month.

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Target practice

Newton County Sheriff's Office Capt. Doug Kitchens gives Crystal Digby, a victim's services assistant with the Newton County District Attorney's Office, some pointers as she aims her semi-automatic Glock handgun at a target on the firing range.

Rivers Alive set for Oct. 2

COVINGTON -- Rivers Alive, the annual cleanup of local waterways led by volunteers, will take place Oct. 2.

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Artsy winners

Terry Godfrey, left, won Best in Show for the Artful Harvest Juried Art Exhibit sponsored by Southern Heartland Arts Inc. for his work, "Wheat Dreams."

NCSS seeks funds to replace NHS

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Board of Education will decide tonight on an application for funding of a replacement facility for Newton High School.

NCSO: Nude woman flees from her home

COVINGTON -- About 6 a.m. Sunday, 911 dispatchers received calls saying there was a nude woman running down Taylor Road in south Newton County.

Rockdale fair returns to Horse Park

CONYERS -- One of the largest fairs in the east metro area will come to town this week, bringing its double Ferris wheel standing more than 110 feet high.