News for Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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In death, soldiers treated with respect by veteran mortician

Editor's Note: A Veteran's Story is a regular series highlighting the stories of those who served our country in the armed forces. The feature appears every other Wednesday and online at www.rockdalecitizen.com and www.newtoncitizen.com.

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Mayor Carter won't seek second term

Covington Mayor Kim Carter made the surprise announcement that she will not seek re-election at the end of Monday night's council meeting.

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Rainey to run for Porterdale council seat

PORTERDALE -- Another candidate has announced she will run for the Porterdale City Council in the upcoming election.. Anita Rainey will seek the Post 1 seat, currently held by Robert Foxworth.. "I've been attending meetings and becoming involved since I moved to Porterdale a little over a year ago, and

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Getting creative

Second-grader Jonathan Smith gets in a little creativity as he works on his sketchbook and art folder in Willie Nolley's art class Tuesday morning.

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Mayor Carter won't seek a second term

Covington Mayor Kim Carter made the surprise announcement that she will not seek re-election at the end of Monday night's council meeting.

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Mansfield residents protest GTC's power line proposal

Staff Correspondent. MANSFIELD -- Mansfield is not much larger than 1 square mile with fewer than 600 residents and is surrounded by rural land, which leaves many questioning why an electric company wants to run a strip of power lines through the area of town where most people live.. "There

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Anita Rainey to seek Post 1 seat on Porterdale Council

PORTERDALE -- Another candidate has announced she will run for the Porterdale City Council in the upcoming election.. Anita Rainey will seek the Post 1 seat, currently held by Robert Foxworth.. "I've been attending meetings and becoming involved since I moved to Porterdale a little over a year ago, and

NCSO investigating Monday night shooting

COVINGTON -- Newton County Sheriff's Office investigators are looking into the shooting of a 25-year-old man at his home Monday night and have issued warrants for the arrest of an Oxford man.. Demarreo A. "Dutchy" Mitchell, 21, of Oxford is wanted in connection with the shooting, according to

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Mumford enters Rockdale Superior Court Judge race

Former DA, judge seeks Nation's seat

Former Rockdale County district attorney and Superior Court judge Robert Mumford announced Monday he is a candidate for Rockdale County Superior Court Judgeship in 2012.

Men steal $2,500 in cigarettes

A manager of a Newton County convenience store discovered while doing inventory that $2,500 worth of cigarettes had been stolen from the store.

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Newton High admin elected to PAGE board

NHS admin Sandra Owens reelected to PAGE board

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DeKalb Tech signs agreement with local school systems

DeKalb Tech agreements

FiberVisions asks to increase emissions

Local industry FiberVisions is seeking permission from EPD to increase emissions at its Alcovy plant.

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'Getting out in the community'

Girl Scout Giselle Osborn is a world traveler and activist at just 17 years old.

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Brightening things up

Cutlines for Montessori mural pics

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NCSO investigates shooting incident on Whitehead Court

COVINGTON — Newton County Sheriff's Office investigators are looking into the shooting of a 25-year-old man at his home Monday night and have issued warrants for the arrest of an Oxford man.

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More than 160 Newton students transfer

COVINGTON — More than 160 Newton County students are attending different schools than which they were assigned to this school year due to federal and state laws.

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Covington Mayor Carter will not run for re-election

Covington Mayor Kim Carter made the surprise announcement that she will not seek re-election at the end of Monday night's council meeting.

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Getting creative

Second-grader Jonathan Smith gets in a little creativity as he works on his sketchbook and art folder in Willie Nolley's art class Tuesday morning at Porterdale Elementary School. Right, Nolley helps second grade student Liya Shepherd as she compiles her art folder. The art folders will be used throughout the year for students to place their creations.

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Mayor Carter will not run for re-election

Covington Mayor Kim Carter made the surprise announcement that she will not seek re-election at the end of Monday night's council meeting.

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