News for Wednesday, June 1, 2011

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Filled with cheer

Eastside High School cheerleaders were teaching the younger set the tricks of the trade Wednesday during a three-day cheerleading camp held this week.

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NCSO: Man dies after being stabbed

Newton County Sheriff's Office investigators are seeking two persons of interest in connection with the murder of a man Tuesday night in the southwestern portion of the county.

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Authorities: Family dog attacks child

A family dog savagely attacked a 9-year-old boy Tuesday morning, resulting in serious multiple injuries, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

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NCSS scores higher than state on tests

Preliminary results show that the Newton County School System has outperformed the state in three out of four areas on the Georgia High School Graduation Tests. Additionally, many schools saw gains on the test this year.

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County's unemployment rate coming down

Newton County's unemployment rate is slowly dropping.

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DeKalb Technical College to offer job seminars

Organizers of a recent job fair hosted by DeKalb Technical College were expecting a turnout of about 200. Those expectations were well exceeded when 750 people showed, with some lining up at 6 a.m., two hours before the fair began.

Duo tied to SunTrust robbery

Investigators have tied two Covington residents to a SunTrust bank heist near Norcross that netted more than $6,000 six months ago.

County's unemployment rate coming down

COVINGTON — Newton County's unemployment rate is slowly dropping.

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