News for Tuesday, May 1, 2012


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Heritage boys season ends in first round

It wasn’t meant to be for the Heritage boy’s soccer team.

Carpenter not offered Mississippi contract

The Jackson Public Schools' Board of Trustees in Mississippi did not offer a superintendent contract to finalist Dr. Dennis Carpenter, deputy superintendent for Operations at the Newton County School System.

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Darrell Huckaby: A whole lot going on, and May is just getting started

May will be full of momentous occasions.

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Jeff Meadors: Highly effective principals model good behavior

Elaine McEwan's "Ten Traits of Highly Effective Principals" points to a set of characteristics necessary to develop highly effective principals who create communities of learners with high academic and behavioral expectations.

Hunter Hall: The power of one

Can one person's vision, ideas, influence, and labor really change the direction of a whole community or does our future and economy just happen to us?

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Spurs’ Popovich awarded NBA Coach of the Year

SAN ANTONIO -- Gregg Popovich can't win like the old days. No longer can the San Antonio Spurs simply feed Tim Duncan the ball, let their defense do the rest and ride that game plan to NBA championships.. But the new way Popovich has them winning isn't bad, either.. That

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Anthony Kim on the track to nowhere

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The practice range at Quail Hollow was filled with PGA Tour players Tuesday afternoon, making it too busy for Anthony Kim.. He took his game -- or what's left of it -- behind a row of trees near the short-game area where no one could watch

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Knicks' Stoudemire to miss Game 3

NEW YORK -- Amare Stoudemire will miss Game 3 of the Knicks' playoff series against the Heat after cutting his left hand, a person with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday.. Stoudemire was injured after the Knicks' 104-84 loss in Miami on Monday when he punched the case surrounding a

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Citizen attorney files motion to fight subpoena

Attorney David Hudson has moved to stop the subpoena seeking information that would identify individuals who negatively commented about the Alcovy High School principal on the Newton Citizen website.

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Special Olympics kicks off

Newton County Special Olympics kicked off Monday with a special parade and opening ceremonies.

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Rockdale soldier serves by getting supplies to soldiers in the war zone

Staff Sgt. Anthius Bruno is serving his second deployment in Afghanistan.

Monroe career center closing will impact Covington

The Georgia Department of Labor is closing seven career centers, including one in Monroe, and the Covington center is expected to see more traffic.

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Watterson announces bid for Newton sheriff

Bill Watterson has announced he will run for election as Newton County sheriff.

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Businessman Dowdy to run for District 5 BOC seat

Businessman Wesley Dowdy is running for the District 5 seat.

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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

A variety of dogs and cats are available for adoption at the Newton and Rockdale animal shelters this week.