News for Wednesday, May 23, 2012


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Newton Sheriff's Office investigates drive-by shooting and other incidents

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating several incidents involving gunfire.

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Top Tigers plan to stay in state for college

Robert Hight was chosen as Alcovy High School's 2012 valedictorian, and Kate Palo is its salutatorian.

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Jazz by river to benefit Washington Street Center

A jazz concert by the river in Porterdale will benefit the Washington Street Community Center.

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Oxford College graduates largest class

Oxford College recently graduated 400 sophomore students, its largest class ever.

Water safety urged as summer season begins

With summertime comes the need for education about water safety, according to Newton County Fire Service.

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Hannah Griffith birthday

Hannah Kay Griffith turned 8 years old on Thursday, May 17.

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Dalton Watkins arrival

Dalton Brewer Watkins was born April 11 at Newton Medical Center, weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches long.