News for Monday, May 23, 2011


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Greeked out

Elementary students from the Montessori School of Covington performed two skits -- "A Not-So-Typical Day in the Agora," during which the audience will be active jury members, and "Theseus and Hippolyta" -- as part of a Greek celebration on Monday.

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Vandals spraypaint subdivision

A Newton County subdivision located off Salem Road was the target of widespread vandalism over the weekend.

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Authorities: Missing teen returns home

The Newton County Sheriff's Office has announced that the 14-year-old Cousins Middle School student reported missing early Sunday has been located.

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Mathews to renegotiate contract again

The Newton County School System is renegotiating a contract with an educational strategist to save federal funding next school year.

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Citizen gets 13 AP awards in contest

The Newton Citizen and Rockdale Citizen newspapers received a combined 13 awards in the Georgia Associated Press Association newspaper contest. The awards are given annually to recognize outstanding journalism over the previous year.

NCSO investigators searching for missing 14-year-old Cousins student

COVINGTON — Newton County Sheriff's Office investigators are asking for the public's help in locating a missing 14-year-old Cousins Middle School student.

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Nobody hurt in school bus crash

OXFORD -- A Newton County School System bus was involved in a traffic accident Monday morning, but no one was injured.