News for Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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State rep uses county staff to clear driveway

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Public Works Department was instructed to spread sand on the driveway of state Rep. Doug Holt, R-Social Circle, and move his vehicles so he could get to the state Capitol on Monday.

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Schools might not make up snow days

CONYERS -- Local school systems won't decide until later this week at the earliest if students and staff members will have to make up school days missed this week.

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Mail delivery questionable

As of midday Tuesday, it looked like Newton County residents might not receive mail for a second consecutive day.

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NCSS offering workshop on bullying

COVINGTON -- The Newton County School System is hoping to get parents more involved and give them some meaningful advice at the same time.

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Cause of fire at abandoned house 'suspicious'

CONYERS -- Rockdale County firefighters responded to a house fire Monday night at Lakeview Estates. No injuries were reported.

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SNOW DAYS: Bad road conditions continue

COVINGTON -- Although no more snow has fallen, the second day of the mammoth winter storm that has blanketed the Southeast has brought little change in conditions. Photo slide show inside

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Newton Schools to remain closed Wednesday

Newton County Schools will remain closed Wednesday, school officials just announced.Schools already have been closed Monday and Tuesday, but icy roads and continued cold temperatures have forced them to close for at least another day.Stay tuned for more updates

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Interstate 20 reopens after ice removal

Interstate 20 was partially reopened Tuesday, but road ways remain treacherous.

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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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Snapshots of snow in Rockdale and Newton counties

Check out the slide show of reader-submitted photos from the snow Monday. We will add more photos as they come. Email photos to news@rockdalecitizen.com.

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Cause of fire at abandoned house 'suspicious'

CONYERS — Rockdale County firefighters responded to a house fire Monday night at Lakeview Estates. No injuries were reported.

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