News for Friday, May 20, 2011


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Coming Sunday

The International World of Rodeo runs May 28 and 29 at the Georgia International Horse Park. The event features bronc riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, a calf scramble and bull riding. There will also be performances by the Buffalo Soldiers and an equestrian drill team.

Newton Poll - 05-21-11

"For the person concerned about the old, outdated TV Guide channel, I went into the local office and got a box. Waiving the $50 install fee and connected it myself. And, my bill was lower with a promotion. The girl in the office explained to my husband and I how to use the box and we should've gotten this sooner. It's wonderful ... I hope this info helps. And Charter didn't take the channel, the TV Guide channel opted to make the move. All you have to do is go in and see what they have ...

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Anti-litter program to compete nationally

What started as a community project at a local private school has turned into a project that will be introduced to public officials from around the nation.

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Boogie down

Michael A. Stabile, aka "The Fonz," gets down with Billie Roden to Chubby Checker's "Let's Twist Again" at the Newton County Senior Services annual picnic.

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Man takes two solo flights 62 years apart

Conyers resident John Scroggs is living proof it's never too late to achieve your dreams. Scroggs made his first solo flight in an airplane in 1949, at age 18. In March, some 62 years later, he soloed for the second time at age 80.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Texas caviar always a big hit wherever it goes

Don't let the name of this recipe fool you because this version of Texas caviar was probably the most talked about food item at my wedding.

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WASA raises rates

The Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority is increasing water and sewer rates, effective July 1.

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Mathews recommended for Louisiana position

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is reviewing the employment history of Newton County School System Superintendent Gary Mathews as a possible candidate for the state's superintendent of education.