News for Tuesday, April 19, 2011


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Under the sea

Preschoolers from Rockdale County Public Schools enjoyed a preview performance Tuesday morning of "The Little Mermaid," featuring the Covington Regional Ballet. Photo slide show inside

YMCA hosts boot camp

COVINGTON --The Covington YMCA is gearing up for the next two sessions of Boot Camp.

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Community Band spring concert planned

COVINGTON -- It wouldn't be spring in Covington without the Newton County Community Band's annual spring concert.

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Police look into robbery claim by man

COVINGTON -- Covington Police are looking into an incident during which a man claims he was accosted with a sawed-off shotgun in an apparent robbery attempt while walking his dog in front of his house in the early morning hours Sunday.

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Marine often saw war up front and on the beach

CONYERS -- Pennsylvanian Ralph Dunlap wanted to enlist after graduating from high school in 1943, but at 17 years old he needed his parents' permission. Their reply was a resounding, "No!"

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Newton Pet of the Week -- Apr. 20, 2011

Newton Your Next Best Friend

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City hires new fire chief

City Manager Steve Horton announced Monday night that he has appointed John J. McNeil as the city's new fire chief.