News for Monday, January 10, 2011


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Officials say stay off roads

COVINGTON -- Public safety crews are advising Newton County residents to hunker down and ride out the snow storm that blanketed the area Sunday night and early Monday.

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Serious snow: Dozens of accidents reported

CONYERS -- Icy roads from snowfall Sunday night shut down most of Rockdale County Monday and officials predicted it wouldn't thaw out today.

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Roads not expected to improve

COVINGTON -- Newton County public safety officials are cautiously optimistic regarding the impact of the winter storm locally, but are expecting the state of emergency to last through today.

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For some, work goes on despite snow

CONYERS -- For some, work calls despite the amount of snow and ice on the ground in Rockdale and Newton counties.

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Snow, ice shut down schools; Newton schools closed for second day

CONYERS -- Sleet, snow and ice forced area school systems to close schools for at least one day this week, and in some cases longer.

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Snapshots of snow in Rockdale and Newton counties

Readers and Citizen staffers in Rockdale and Newton counties share photos from the big snow day Monday.

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Newton schools also closed Tuesday

Icy roads and snow have closed many businesses and organizations in Newton County.Newton County government offices are closed today, and Newton County Schools are closed to all students and staff for at least today and Tuesday.

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Newton County Schools closed Monday

Newton County Schools are closed Monday to all students and staff.Additionally, Georgia Perimeter College has canceled all Monday classes, according to its Web site.Stay tuned for more updates.

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Legislators hold town hall meeting

CONYERS — Members of the Rockdale County delegation to the Georgia General Assembly got an earful from residents Saturday during a town hall meeting as a preview to the start of the 2011 legislature session next week.