News for Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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All about art

East Newton Elementary School second-grader Mark Ross and his sister, Mikayla Ross, who is in the fourth grade at East Newton, are taking their art project very seriously as they learn to construct building collages from various types of vinyl.Photo slide show inside

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June brings awareness to elder abuse

COVINGTON -- Elder abuse and neglect is often overlooked and underreported, so state and local officials are aiming to draw attention to this epidemic during June, declared Elder Abuse Awareness Month by Gov. Nathan Deal.

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BOC chair picked as ACCG rep

COVINGTON -- Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Kathy Morgan will continue to shape county policy for the Association County Commissioners of Georgia this year, as she has been reappointed vice chairman of the General County Government Policy Committee.

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16 Newton students selected for Duke TIP

COVINGTON -- A few Newton County students may end up having a busy summer because of some high test scores.

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Newton school board approves 'tight' budget

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Board of Education has approved a budget for the 2011-12 school year that is nearly $6 million less than this school year's budget.

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NCSO detention officer jailed on sex charges

COVINGTON -- A Newton County Detention Center officer has been arrested in connection with an alleged sexual relationship with an inmate, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

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A VETERAN'S STORY: Lifetime of service drives Conyers guardsman

CONYERS — In his third tour of duty in Iraq as an Army helicopter pilot, 1982 Heritage High School graduate Thomas "Tommy" Golden said the heat is one of the toughest things to get used to.

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Newton school board approves 'tight' budget

COVINGTON — The Newton County Board of Education has approved a budget for the 2011-12 school year that is nearly $6 million less than this school year's budget.

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