News for Wednesday, July 6, 2011


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State DOE releases school CRCT scores

COVINGTON -- School-level scores from the spring CRCT show that many grade levels and schools in the Newton County School System are below state averages in most areas.

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Man allegedly robs drug store of meds; shoots himself as police close in

COVINGTON -- A man who had allegedly just robbed Chip's Health Mart, formerly known as The Medicine Shoppe, shot himself when cornered by police Wednesday afternoon.

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Suspect arrested in Conyers razor knife incident

A woman sought in connection with a razor knife assault on another woman was taken into custody Tuesday in Covington.

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County, DOT rush to improve Airport Road before school starts

COVINGTON — Newton County has less than a month to make temporary improvements to Airport Road before the new Flint Hill Elementary School opens its doors to students on Aug. 4.

Judge: Church property transfer unlawful

COVINGTON — God's Hope Builders Inc. must return the property and assets of Mt. Zion Baptist Church to church members.