News for Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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Nonprofit specializes in therapeutic riding

COVINGTON -- Priscilla Faulkner grew up loving horses. A member of 4-H, she would frequently participate in horse shows. She joined the equestrian team and coached vaulting in college.

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Woman accused in boyfriend's slaying

COVINGTON -- A Covington woman living at a residence near the Walton/Newton county line has been charged in connection with the murder of her boyfriend, according to the Walton County Sheriff's Office.

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FSU: Marks are distinctive to school

CONYERS -- Florida State University officials said changing times forced them to contact Salem High School, as well as four other high schools, to prevent them from using the university's trademarks.

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State to select GHP finalists this week

COVINGTON -- More than 30 Newton County students will learn this week if they will get to participate in an educational summer program in south Georgia.

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Covington pursues Walker's Bend community building

The city of Covington is pursuing a grant to build a community building in Walker's Bend subdivision off Ga. Highway 81.

Snapping Shoals EMC awards 20 Scholarships for 2011

Snapping Shoals EMC in Covington recently announced the winners of its 20 scholarships, which are worth $2,000 each and are awarded to outstanding high school seniors in the co-op's territory.

NHS to hold spring plant sale

Newton High School's FFA will hold its spring plant sale for the next couple of weeks.

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Piedmont celebrates Dr. Seuss

A quote from Dr. Seuss, "Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one."

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Tour visits NHS students

Earlier this year, Sammie's Youth Foundation Empowerment Tour made a stop at Newton High School for a youth forum, "Stop the Bullying!"

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DECA students attend state competition

Earlier this month, 2,400 Georgia DECA members, advisers and supporters gathered together at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis for the 2011 State Career Development Conference.

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Covington pursues Walker's Bend community building

The city of Covington is pursuing a grant to build a community building in Walker's Bend subdivision off Ga. Highway 81.

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A soldier's long journey ends in a calling to the ministry

CONYERS — Caught up during the heady days of late '60s as the Vietnam War raged and anti-war sentiments spread across the country, Bud Onstad began his journey of service as a U.S. Army Ranger that eventually led to him become a Lutheran priest.

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Woman accused in boyfriend's slaying

COVINGTON — A Covington woman living at a residence near the Walton/Newton county line has been charged in connection with the murder of her boyfriend, according to the Walton County Sheriff's Office.

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