News for Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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Traffic shift set for Ga. 142

COVINGTON -- A traffic shift will take place on Ga. Highway 142, north of Wheat Street to the traffic light at Lochridge Boulevard in Covington at 10 a.m. Wednesday, the Georgia Department of Transportation has announced.

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New library checks in

COVINGTON -- When the new Porter Memorial Branch Library opens to the public at 11 a.m. Monday, it will be missing something very important: books.

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County wins long battle over landfill

COVINGTON -- Newton County is victorious in a legal dispute that has been dragging on for 13 years.

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Six arrested after bizarre 'celebration'

COVINGTON -- The Covington Police Department has arrested six Conyers residents who allegedly mixed alcohol with gunpowder during what they called a "celebration" of the five-year anniversary of the death of their Gangster Disciple friend.

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Legion to host benefits expo

CONYERS -- The American Legion Post 77 will host a Military Benefits and Services Expo in Conyers open to family members of deployed soldiers.

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Schools to increase use of college and career website

COVINGTON -- Newton County middle and high school students will have more opportunities to research college and career planning during the school day.

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New library has book shortage

When the new Porter Memorial Branch Library opens to the public at 11 a.m. Monday, it will be missing something very important -- books. Not that there won't be some books there, as well as DVDs and other resources. There just won't be enough. For the full story, see Thursday's Citizen.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- Jan. 05, 2011

Newton Your Next Best Friend

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Six arrested after bizarre 'celebration'

COVINGTON — The Covington Police Department has arrested six Conyers residents who allegedly mixed alcohol with gunpowder during what they called a "celebration" of the five-year anniversary of the death of their Gangster Disciple friend.

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