News for Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Newton seniors finish on high note with win

COVINGTON -- Even though the Rams did not make it to the Class AAAAA playoffs, they did end their season on a high note with a 5-3 win over Rockdale on Wednesday.

Anxiety typical for players in NFL draft

NEW YORK -- Andrew Luck knows exactly where he's heading, and so does Robert Griffin III. For the rest of the college stars preparing for the NFL draft Thursday night, the anxiety is building. Nobody is looking forward to the green room at Radio City Music Hall.

Elliott low medalist at Region 8-AAAA golf

Playing in windy conditions in a region tournament didn't seem to faze Hunter Elliott on Tuesday. The Heritage golfer was low medalist, shooting a 75 to help the Patriots to a second-place finish at the Region 8-AAAA Tournament at the Reunion Golf Club in Hoschton.

Rockdale girls tennis falls at Lambert

SUWANEE -- Unfortunately for the Rockdale girls tennis team, it didn't feel much like an opening round match Wednesday in Suwanee. Lambert, the No. 2 seed from Region 7-AAAA, eliminated the No. 3 Bulldogs, 3-0 in the first round of the Class AAAA state tournament.

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From Eagle to FALCON: Samuel acquired by Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Asante Samuel was willing to restructure his contract to play for the Atlanta Falcons. "I wanted to be a Falcon, so we made it work," Samuel said.

Flint Hill Elementary student faces sex charges

COVINGTON -- An 11-year-old Flint Hill Elementary School student faces charges of indecent exposure after he allegedly exposed himself to two young girls on a school bus Wednesday morning.. According to Newton County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Courtney Morrison, it was also discovered the youngster had sent

Flint Hill Elementary student faces sex charges

COVINGTON -- An 11-year-old Flint Hill Elementary School student has been charged with indecent exposure after he allegedly exposed himself to two young girls on a school bus Wednesday morning.

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Mississippi school board to make superintendent decision Tuesday

A Mississippi school board is expected to decide Tuesday if a Newton County School System's deputy superintendent will be its next lead superintendent.

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Newton County Fire Chief Satterfield retires

Newton County Fire Service Chief Mike Satterfield will retire.

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Brown participates in roundtable discussion on challenges facing Ga. sheriffs

Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown participated in a national roundtable discussion.

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Lincoln Nunnally seeks 4th Congressional District seat

Rockdale resident Lincoln Nunnally is seeking the 4th Congressional District seat.

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Covington Rotary honors Newton's top seniors

The Rotary Club of Covington honored Newton County's top graduating seniors Monday night.

Horneyhead Fishing Tournament and Festival to be held Saturday

Newborn will hold its annual Horneyhead Fishing Tournament and Festival from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Old Newborn Schoolhouse.

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